Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)

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"Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)"
Single by Paul Lekakis
from the album Tattoo It
Released 1987
Format 12"
Recorded 1987
Genre Hi-NRG, dance-pop
Length 3:54 (radio edit)
7:16 (US remix)
Label ZYX/Polydor
Writer(s) Miki Chieregato, Riccardo Ballerini, Roberto Turatti, Stefano Montin, Tom Hooker
Producer(s) Miki Chieregato, Roberto Turatti, Ric Wake
Paul Lekakis singles chronology
- "Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)"
(1987)
"You Blow Me Away"
(1989)

"Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)" is the debut single by American Hi-NRG singer and model Paul Lekakis.

Originally released in 1987 on ZYX Records, then picked up by Polydor Records for a wider release, the song peaked at #43 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S.[1] and at #60 on the UK Singles Chart in England.[2] It fared better in other parts of the world, where the song spent five weeks at #1 on the ARIA Charts in Australia, from April 13 through May 11 of 1987. It also topped music charts in Japan and South Africa, and peaked at #2 in Canada. The song is noteworthy because it is a well-known 1980s dance club track that nonetheless failed to appear on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart upon its initial release. Subsequent remixes have appeared on that chart, however, as well as some of Lekakis' other dance recordings. The song was popular in the LGBT community and helped to establish his career, both as a singer and as an actor.

In 1990, the song was included on Lekakis' first album, Tattoo It, which was released on Sire Records. "Boom Boom" has since been re-released and remixed on multiple occasions, most recently in 2007 for the 20th anniversary of the song. This time, the song had a music video (since there was none when the single was originally released), and it features Lekakis hosting a party with some guests invited into his mansion. In the video, Lekakis is surrounded by scantily clad girls who are clearly the objects of his affection and presented in various sexual scenarios with him. In an interview conducted by Ben Patrick Johnson, from his video blog Life on the Left Coast, Lekakis stated that the 2007 version is the first in which he participated in the remix process, including re-recording his vocals. There is one slight lyrical difference between the 2007 remix and the original song: instead of "...coming back to my room for a little boom boom", the lyrics in the more recent version are "...coming back to my room for another boom boom".

Although there was no music video for the original release of "Boom Boom", he did lip sync the song on various programs, some of which have been shown on YouTube. In addition, Lekakis appeared in an episode of an MTV program produced by Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes, singing the song in 1987.[3] In 2009, VH1 ranked "Boom Boom" #83 on its program 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s. Most recently, in 2010, Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at #57 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever, asking, "Doesn't the same idea just sound so much better in French?" before borrowing a lyric from the chorus of Labelle's song "Lady Marmalade".[4]

In 2001, the song was covered by synthpop group Freezepop as "Seven Boom Medley", which combines the song with The Vengaboys' "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom".

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  1. ^ US Hot 100 chart info Billboard.com. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
  2. ^ UK Singles Chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes" WarholStars.org. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
  4. ^ Wilkening, Matthew (September 11, 2010). "100 Worst Songs Ever -- Part Three of Five". AOL Radio. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 

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