Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!

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"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!"
Single by Vengaboys
from the album The Party Album
Released 14 June 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Eurodance, Europop
Length 3:21
Label Breakin' Records/Violent Music
Writer(s) Dennis van Den Driesschen, Benny Andersson, Wessel van Diepen, Björn Ulvaeus[1]
Producer(s) Vengaboys
Vengaboys singles chronology
"We Like to Party"
(1998)
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!"
(1999)
"We're Going to Ibiza"
(1999)

"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" is a song by the Dutch Eurodance group Vengaboys. It was released in June 1999 as a single. It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart on 26 June 1999.

Background[edit]

The song was written by Danski, Benny Andersson, Wessel van Diepen and Björn Ulvaeus, with the first verse interpolating the ABBA song "Lay All Your Love on Me" written by Andersson and Ulvaeus.[1] It was released to radio in the United States in June 1999[2] and in the United Kingdom via Positiva Records and there were two versions of the CD single.[3][4]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending 20 June 1999.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

The song was named the fifth "worst ever summer song" in a survey conducted by Tony Blackburn and music e-tailer www.bol.com.[6] A writer from the Daily Record said that Vengaboys were ready "for their biggest hit yet" with Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom. added that like their previous singles it was "another full on party anthem".[7] The song was featured at number fifteen on The People's list of "top songs of 1999".[8] Katjusa Cisar from the Wisconsin State Journal described the song as "a sublime mix of catchy melodies, booming bass and stupidly simple lyrics, dating back to the days when Euro dance-pop was at its peak."[9] A reporter from the Milton Keynes Citizen branded it a "spine-chilling teeny-pop chart hit".[10] Andrew Cowen from the Birmingham Post described the song as being "as daft as the title".[11] While Craig Seymour of The Buffalo News a named it a "boppy uptempo tune" that is "sure to please the aerobics instructor in all of us".[12]

In 2001, furniture retailer DFS used the song to front a promotion campaign and their sales increased by ten per cent.[13] Lisa Vaas from eWeek reported that an internet viral game containing malware had been used to gain remote control of computers, once in control the attackers would "torture" their victims by playing Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom.[14] In 2012, US recording artist Rye Rye sampled the song in the chorus to her single "Boom Boom".[15]

Live performances[edit]

On 28 July 2000, Vengaboys performed the song twice at the Stadium Merdeka in Malaysia.[16]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" (airplay) – 3:24
  2. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" (Brooklyn Bounce Boombastic RMX) – 6:57
  3. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" (Mark van Dale with Enrico RMX) – 6:34
  4. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" (XXL version) – 5:23
  5. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" (Equator RMX) – 6:20
  6. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" (Pronti & Kalmani RMX) – 6:50
  7. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" (Beat Me Up Scotty RMX) – 7:38
  8. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" (Beat Me Up Bob ) – 8:38

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998–99) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[17] 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[17] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[17] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[17] 25
Canada Dance (RPM)[18] 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[19] 4
France (SNEP)[20] 4
Germany (Media Control Charts) 6
Ireland (IRMA) 7
Italy (FIMI) 3
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[17] 1
New Zealand (RIANZ)[17] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[19] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[21] 11
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 13
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[5] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[22] 84
U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles[22] 13

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format
United Kingdom[3] 14 June 1999 CD single

Chart precession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Bring It All Back" by S Club 7
UK Singles Chart number one single
June 20, 1999 – June 26, 1999
Succeeded by
"9 PM (Till I Come)" by ATB
Preceded by
"Flowerz" by Armand Van Helden
Canadian RPM Dance number-one single
August 2, 1999 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Boom Boom Boom Boom". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ White 1999, p.131.
  3. ^ a b "Boom Boom Boom Boom (CD 1) (Single, Maxi)". Amazon.co.uk. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Boom Boom Boom Boom (CD 2) (Single, Maxi)". Amazon.co.uk. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Wright, Matthew (21 June 1999). "Matthew Wright column: Vengaboys boom back". Daily Mirror. (Trinity Mirror via Highbeam Research). Retrieved 12 August 2012. (subscription required)
  6. ^ Fradgley, Adam (13 August 2000). "Summer hall of shame; A new survey has spotlighted the summer singles we all love to loathe. Adam Fradgley, the Mercury's man in Ibiza, catches up with an old chestnut to talk pop pap.". Sunday Mercury. (Trinity Mirror via Highbeam Research). Retrieved 12 August 2012. (subscription required)
  7. ^ "Chartslot". Daily Record. (Trinity Mirror via The Free Library). Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Top singles of 1999". The People. (Trinity Mirror via Highbeam Research). 2 January 2000. Retrieved 13 August 2012. (subscription required)
  9. ^ Cisar, Katjusa. "Guilty as charged; Differing musical tastes brought brother-sister duo together on WSUM airwaves". Wisconsin State Journal. Lee Enterprises. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Morgan desperate to avoid successive drops". Milton Keynes Citizen. Johnston Press. 13 April 2006. Retrieved 13 August 2012. (subscription required)
  11. ^ Cowen, Andrew (31 March 1999). "Post Style: dance reviews". Birmingham Post. (Trinity Mirror via Highbeam Research). Retrieved 13 August 2012. (subscription required)
  12. ^ Seymour, Craig (25 May 2001). "Here at last; stars old and new will ring in the summer in Dunn Tire park". The Buffalo News. (Berkshire Hathaway via Highbeam Research). Retrieved 13 August 2012. (subscription required)
  13. ^ "The investment column: DFS's boom can't last forever". The Independent. (Independent Print Limited via Highbeam Research). 19 April 2002. Retrieved 13 August 2012. (subscription required)
  14. ^ Vaas, Lisa (31 October 2007). "Dancing Skeletons are Latest Storm Botnet Trick; Halloween-themed spamming is leading users to a dancing skeleton game that installs a Trojan and gains remote access to victims' PCs.". eWeek via Highbeam Research). (Ziff Davis). Retrieved 13 August 2012. (subscription required)
  15. ^ "Baltimore Rapper Rye Rye Releases New Single "Boom Boom" Today". China Weekly News. (NewRX via Highbeam Research). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. (subscription required)
  16. ^ Ismail, Isa (31 July 2000). "Ecstatic display of dance energy". New Straits Times. (New Straits Times Press via Highbeam Research). Retrieved 12 August 2012. (subscription required)
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h "Vengaboys – Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!! (chanson)". lescharts.com. eMedia Jungen. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Dance/Urban – Volume 69, No. 15, August 02 1999". Library and Archives Canada. (Government of Canada). 31 March 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  19. ^ a b White 1999, p.95.
  20. ^ White 1999, p.94.
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Vengaboys – Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" Canciones Top 50.
  22. ^ a b Canadian peak Allmusic.com

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