Bom Bom

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"Bom Bom"
BomBomSamandtheWomp.jpg
Single by Sam and the Womp
Released19 August 2012
Recorded2012
Genre
Length2:54
LabelStiff
Songwriter(s)
Sam and the Womp singles chronology
"Bom Bom"
(2012)
"Ravo"
(2013)

"Bom Bom" is a song by the British-Dutch three-piece music group Sam and the Womp. The track was first released in the United Kingdom on 19 August 2012.[2] For the chart week dated 1 September, "Bom Bom" debuted at number-one on the UK Singles Chart with 107,461 copies sold in its first week.[3]

"Bom Bom" was co-produced by Sam Ritchie, Aaron music and producer and film composer Raz Olsher at Fossil Studios in Hackney, London. The song is in the key of F minor.[4]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Bom Bom" was first released onto YouTube on 3 August 2012 at a total length of two minutes and 55 seconds.[5]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review, stating:

Lady Oo sing-speaks over an earworm hook of electronic reverb and bouncy brass that's as bonkers as it is addictive. While parts of the track may sound like Basil Brush attempting his best Björk impression at the staff BBQ, it results in a bizarrely catchy tune that we'll all pretend isn't on our iPods for years to come. 3/5 stars[6]

Chart performance[edit]

In the chart week dated 1 September, "Bom Bom" debuted at number-one on the UK Singles Chart with 107,461 copies sold in its first week.[3] For that same charting week, the track also debuted at number-one on the dance chart and Scottish Singles Chart. The song sold 372,000 copies as of December 2012 by the end of 2012 making it the 42nd best-selling single of the year.[7]

Usage in media[edit]

In the United States, the song was used in the CBS television series Elementary where it was used in an opening scene from the episode "The Deductionist" in 2013. It also appears two times in the 2013 animated film Escape from Planet Earth. In addition, it is in the official soundtrack of the 2012 Xbox 360 game Forza Horizon, and was used in promotional material for the MTV series Geordie Shore. In 2013, it featured in TV commercials for Kmart Australia. In Canada, the song has been used in a series of TV commercials for the Joe Fresh line of clothing. It is also featured in The Sims 3: Island Paradise and is sung in Simlish. It is also featured in the first trailer of Free Birds. It can also be heard in the Razzie-winning/ALFS Award-nominated mystery buddy comedy film Holmes & Watson.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
No.TitleLength
1."Bom Bom" (radio edit)2:54
2."Bom Bom" (Wookie remix – radio edit)2:53
3."Bom Bom" (Wookie remix)4:42
4."Bom Bom" (Pirupa remix)7:11
5."Bom Bom" (instrumental)2:53

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] 4× Platinum 280,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Gold 400,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BMI Repertoire Search". Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013.Broadcast Music, Inc.
  2. ^ a b "Sam and the Womp – 'Bom Bom' – Remixes EP". iTunes. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ Bloem, de Ligny. "Sam & The Womp "Bom Bom" Sheet Music in F Minor (transposable) - Download & Print". Musicnotes.com.
  5. ^ Sam and the Womp (3 August 2012). "Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom (Official Video)" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Lewis Corner. "Sam and the Womp: 'Bom Bom' – Single review". Digital Spy. digitalspy.co.uk.
  7. ^ Dan Lane (21 December 2012). "Official Charts Advent Calendar 2012: Day 21". The Official Chart Company. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201235 into search.
  12. ^ "Sam and the Womp: Bom Bom" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Chart Track: Week 35, 2012". Irish Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  17. ^ "Official Romania chart". Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "Sam And The Womp! Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  21. ^ "Aria Top 100 Singles 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  22. ^ "End of Year Charts: 2012" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  23. ^ "ARIA End of Year Singles Chart 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  25. ^ "British single certifications – Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Bom Bom in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.