Some folks will tell you that, compared to the great capitals of Europe, American culture is crude and basic, lacking any true style.
I have two words for those folks: Crazy Frog.
The Crazy Frog started out as a dude imitating a two-stroke engine. It hit the net, and then someone else used it as the soundtrack for an animation of a wierd frog-looking thing riding an imaginary motorcycle.
Jamba (aka Jamster here in the US) licensed the noise and the frog for ringtones, and it’s now taking over Britain and much of Europe.
It’s also the top single in the UK charts, and not the top ringtone. The top music single, in the form of a dance remix.
Take that, culture.