Boom Shack-A-Lak

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"Boom Shack-A-Lak"
Apache Indian Boom Shack-A-Lak Single.jpg
Single by Apache Indian
from the album Make Way for the Indian
Released May 1993 (1993-05)
Genre Dancehall
Length 3:48
Label Mango
Songwriter(s) Steven Kapur
Producer(s) Wooligan
Apache Indian singles chronology
"Fe' Real" "Boom Shack-A-Lak" "Arranged Marriage"

"Boom Shack-A-Lak" is a 1993 song by Apache Indian. The song was included on his EP Nuff Vibes. The EP gave him his biggest hit in the UK, reaching number 5 in the UK Singles Chart in 1993.[1] It was also released as a single in the United States, France, and the Netherlands.

The promotional video for the track won the Best Reggae Video award at the 1994 Black Music Awards in London.[2]

Pakistani actress singer Bushra Ansari has covered the song in her album Yeh Meri Zindagi Hai, under the title "Ghoom Ja Chala Ko Sweety".

Nuff Vibes EP[edit]

  1. "Boom Shack-A-Lak" (edit) — 3:48
  2. "Caste System" (edit) — 3:40
  3. "Warning" — 4:39
  4. "Fun" — 4:05

US/France/Netherlands single[edit]

  1. "Boom Shack-A-Lak" (edit) — 3:48
  2. "Boom Shack-A-Lak" (instrumental) — 3:48
  3. "Boom Shack-A-Lak" — 4:31
  4. "Warning" — 4:39

Use in film and television[edit]

The song has been featured on over 70 TV commercials worldwide[citation needed] including an Axe advertisement with Jennifer Aniston.[3]

The song has also been featured in various Hollywood films: Dumb and Dumber, Dumb and Dumber To,[2] Threesome, Bio-Dome, and more recently Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. The song is also featured in the Bollywood film Anjaam.

The song also featured during the introduction for British comedian Greg Davies's 2013 live stand-up show The Back of My Mum's Head.

In Brazil, the music was part of the "international" soundtracks of TV Globo's telenovela, Olho no olho - "Eye to Eye" in 1993.


  1. ^ "Apache Indian", Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 October 2014
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Timothy D. (1997) Global Pop: World Music, World Markets, Routledge, ISBN 978-0415918725, p. 170
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