La Bomba (Azul Azul song)

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"La Bomba"
Single by Azul Azul
from the album El Sapo
B-side Remix
Released March 9, 2001
Genre Latin, pop
Length 3:20
Label Sony Discos
Writer(s) Fabio Zambrana Marchetti

"La Bomba" is the debut single released by Bolivian band Azul Azul. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Top Latin Songs and Billboard Tropical Songs charts.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Germany (Media Control Charts)[1] 98
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 70
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[3] 26
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Regional Mexican Airplay (Billboard)[5] 5
US Tropical Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Certification[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum (Latin) 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

King Africa version[edit]

"La Bomba"
Single by King Africa
from the album La Bomba
B-side Remix
Released 2000, 2001, 2002
Format CD single, CD maxi
7" single, 12" maxi single
Genre Reggaeton
Length 3:20
Label Universal, Sony
Writer(s) Fabio Zambrana Marchetti
Producer(s) Nicolás Guerrieri
King Africa singles chronology
"La Bomba"
(2000)
"Te ves buena"
(2002)

"La Bomba" is a 2000 Latin / pop song recorded by Argentine singer King Africa as a single from the eponymous album.

It was originally written and recorded by Bolivian band Azul Azul and later covered by King Africa.

This cover version was first released in 2000 in many countries worldwide, then re-issued in 2001 (including Switzerland), then re-re-issued in 2003 in France. It achieved success, becoming a top ten hit in France, Switzerland, Belgium (Flanders) and Italy. The megamix available on the 12" maxi includes "Mama Yo Quiero", "Ciudad Maravillosa", "El Camaleon", "Bailando Pump It Up", "Salta" and "Toda España Esta Bailando". In France, "La Bomba" is the 807th best-selling singles of all time.[8]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "La Bomba" (original radio mix) — 3:20
  2. "La Bomba" (English radio mix) — 3:36
  3. "La Bomba" (Caribe radio mix) — 3:53
  4. "La Bomba" (extended mix) — 5:03
  5. "La Bomba" (Caribe extended mix) — 5:47
CD maxi
  1. "La Bomba" (radio edit) — 3:20
  2. "La Bomba" (extended mix) — 5:01
  3. "King Africa megamix" — 4:47
  4. "Mama Yo Quiero" — 3:51
7" single
  1. "La Bomba" (extended mix) — 5:00
  2. "La Bomba" (radio mix) — 3:20
12" maxi
  1. "La Bomba" — 3:20
  2. "Mama Yo Quiero" — 3:51
  3. "King Africa megamix" — 4:47
  4. "Bailando Pump It Up" — 4:24

Charts and sales[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  2. ^ "Azul Azul Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Azul Azul.
  3. ^ "Azul Azul Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Azul Azul.
  4. ^ "Azul Azul Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Azul Azul.
  5. ^ "Azul Azul Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Regional Mexican Songs for Azul Azul.
  6. ^ "Azul Azul — Charts & Awards — Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  7. ^ "American single certifications – Azul Azul – La Bomba". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 24, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH
  8. ^ Best-selling singles of all time Infodisc.fr Retrieved June 26, 2009
  9. ^ "King Africa – La Bomba – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – King Africa – La Bomba" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – King Africa – La Bomba" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ a b "Lescharts.com – King Africa – La Bomba" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – King Africa – La Bomba". Top Digital Download.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – King Africa search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  16. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – King Africa – La Bomba" Canciones Top 50.
  17. ^ "King Africa – La Bomba – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ 2000 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved June 26, 2009)
  19. ^ "Single top 100 over 2000" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  20. ^ 2001 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved June 26, 2009)
  21. ^ 2002 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved June 26, 2009)
  22. ^ French certifications and sales See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "KINGAFRICA" Infodisc.fr (Retrieved June 26, 2009)