Chicka Boom

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"Chicka Boom"
Single by Guy Mitchell
Released 1953
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:38
Writer(s) Bob Merrill
Guy Mitchell singles chronology
"Look at That Girl"
"Chicka Boom"
"Cloud Lucky Seven"

"Chicka Boom" is a popular song written by Bob Merrill. The song was published in 1953 and appeared in the 1953 movie Those Redheads From Seattle.

This was one of a number of Merrill's songs recorded by Guy Mitchell which were hits for him in 1953. The song went to #16 on the Cashbox charts in August 1953, staying there for 13 weeks. The song went to #4 on the UK charts in November 1953, staying there for 15 weeks.[1]

Not to be confused with a song of a similar name: Chick-A-Boom (Berns, Morrison), as sung by Irish singer Van Morrison in the mid-1960s, and as featured on the Midnight Special collection (and Bang Masters) of early and/or unreleased Van Morrison recordings. Morrison's Chick-A-Boom is a songwriting collaboration with former Brill Building great and co-founder of Bang Records, Bert Berns.