Boombastic (song)

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"Boombastic"
Single by Shaggy
from the album Boombastic
B-side "In the Summertime" (Remix)
Released June 5, 1995
Format 12" single, CD single, cassette
Recorded 1995
Genre Reggae fusion
Length 3:52
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Shaggy (Orville Burrell) / Robert Livingstone / Flowed III / Marvin Gaye / Ed Townsend
Producer(s) Shaggy
Shaggy singles chronology
"In the Summertime"
(1995)
"Boombastic"
(1995)
"Why You Treat Me So Bad"
(1996)

"Boombastic" is the second single released by Jamaican musical artist Shaggy from his third studio album, Boombastic. Released in June 1995, the single achieved huge success in many countries, including Ireland, UK, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia and many Middle East countries where it topped the singles charts. It spent a week at number one on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, and a similar stint atop the UK Singles Chart. It also reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. A remix featuring Sting International features a sample of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On." The latter is featured on some versions of the Boombastic album as a bonus track. Boombastic gained popularity after being featured in a popular Levi's television commercial.[1] The song was featured in the films Barnyard, Mr. Bean's Holiday, George of the Jungle, and The Wild Thornberrys Movie.

Track listings[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Order of precedence
Preceded by
"One More Chance" by The Notorious B.I.G.
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single
August 26, 1995 (1-week)
Succeeded by
"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
United Kingdom number-one single
September 17, 1995 (1-week)
Succeeded by
"Fairground" by Simply Red
Preceded by
"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
"Fairground" by Simply Red
Irish IRMA number-one single
September 23, 1995 (1-week)
October 7, 1995 – October 14, 1995 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Fairground" by Simply Red
"When Love & Hate Collide" by Def Leppard
Preceded by
"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
"Fantasy" by Mariah Carey
New Zealand RIANZ number-one single
October 1, 1995 (1-week)
October 15, 1995 (1-week)
Succeeded by
"Fantasy" by Mariah Carey
Preceded by
"Lucky Love" by Ace of Base
Swedish number-one single
October 20, 1995 (1-week)
Succeeded by
"Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio and L.V.
Preceded by
"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
November 4, 1995 (1-week)
Succeeded by
"Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio and L.V.
Preceded by
"Jesus to a Child" by George Michael
"Wonderwall" by Oasis
Australian ARIA number-one single
February 4, 1996 (1-week)
February 18, 1996 – March 3, 1996 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Wonderwall" by Oasis
"One of Us" by Joan Osborne

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Shaggy – Boombastic (Vinyl) at Discogs. Discogs.com.
  6. ^ Shaggy – Boombastic (Jungle Mixes) (Vinyl) at Discogs. Discogs.com (May 29, 2009).
  7. ^ Shaggy – Boombastic / Summer Time (Cassette) at Discogs. Discogs.com.
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  12. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved January 21, 2009)
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  17. ^ "1995 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  18. ^ "1995 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  19. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved January 30, 2009)
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  22. ^ "1996 Australian Singles Chart". aria. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  23. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved January 21, 2009)
  24. ^ Canada certifications cria.ca (Retrieved January 21, 2009)
  25. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved January 21, 2009)
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Boombastic')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved January 21, 2009. 
  27. ^ Norwegian certifications Ifpi.no (Retrieved January 21, 2009)
  28. ^ UK certifications Bpi.co.uk (Retrieved January 21, 2009)
  29. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved January 21, 2009)