Boom! Shake the Room

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"Boom! Shake the Room"
Single by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
from the album Code Red
Released July 20, 1993
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:51
Label Jive
Writer(s) Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, Lee Haggard, Marshall Jones, Keith Mayberry, Ralph Middlebrooks, Walter Morrison, Norman Napier, Andrew Noland, Marvin Pierce, Will Smith, Gregory Webster, Wayne Williams
Producer(s) Mr. Lee, DJ Jazz, Victor Emanuel Cooke, Jeffrey Townes
Certification Gold (RIAA)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince singles chronology
"I Wanna Rock"
(1993)
"Boom! Shake The Room"
(1993)
"I'm Looking for the One (To Be with Me)"
(1993)
Music sample

"Boom! Shake The Room" is a song by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. It was released in July 1993 as the second single from their fifth studio album, Code Red, released in 1993. The song peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in the United Kingdom,[1] Republic of Ireland, Spain and Australia.[2] The song samples "Funky Worm", a song by the Ohio Players. On September 17, 1993, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the song gold.[3]

Tracklisting[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Boom! Shake The Room" (LP Version) - 3:51
  2. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Club Radio Mix) - 3:55
  3. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Street Remix) - 4:30
  4. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Mr. Lee's Club Mix) - 5:02
  5. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Mr. Lee's Extended Club Mix) - 5:55
  6. "Boom! Shake The Room" (LP Instrumental) - 4:12
  7. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Street Remix Bonus Beats) - 4:17
UK CD2
  1. "Boom! Shake The Room" (LP Version) - 3:51
  2. "Summertime" (7" Mix) - 3:57
  3. "Parents Just Don't Understand" (Single Remix) - 2:59
  4. "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble" (Shorter Single Edit) - 3:58
Cassette Single
  1. "Boom! Shake The Room" (LP Version) - 3:51
  2. "Summertime" (7" Mix) - 3:57
European Single
  1. "Boom! Shake The Room" (LP Version) - 3:51
  2. "From Da South" - 3:14
UK 1995 Re-Issue
  1. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Hula's Radio Remix) - 3:35
  2. "Boom! Shake The Room" (LP Version) - 3:51
  3. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Street Remix) - 4:30
  4. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Hula's Dub) - 5:31
  5. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Club Radio Mix) - 3:55
  6. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Mr. Lee's Club Mix) - 5:02
  7. "Boom! Shake The Room" (Hula's Extended Remix) - 6:09

Charts[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

On July 2, 2010, Australian band Art vs. Science performed a version of Boom! Shake The Room live at the Splendour in the Grass festival, which was recorded by Triple J radio and released on the band's 2010 EP Magic Fountain.[8]

On 30 August 2010 the English metal band Sa-da-kO released a free download of their cover of the song. The band also performed the song live at Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2012.

In 2013, British post-hardcore band The Blackout recorded a cover version as a bonus track on their fourth studio album Start the Party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 558. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Steve Huey. "DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - March 31, 2014". RIAA. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Steffen Hung. "DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Boom! Shake The Room". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  5. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f allmusic ((( Code Red > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). Allmusic. Accessed April 2, 2008.
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Longboredsurfer.com. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  8. ^ "Art Vs. Science deliver a Magic Fountain". Abc.net.au. 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Mr Vain" by Culture Beat
UK Singles Chart number one single
September 19, 1993 - October 2, 1993
Succeeded by
"Relight My Fire" by Take That featuring Lulu