Boom Shack-A-Lak

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"Boom Shack-A-Lak"
Single by Apache Indian
from the album Make Way for the Indian
Released May 1993 (1993-05)
Genre Dancehall
Length 3:48
Label Mango
Writer(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 & Dumber,[2] Threesome, Bio-Dome, Clueless and more recently Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and Dumb and Dumber To. 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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