Crash! Boom! Bang! (song)

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"Crash! Boom! Bang!"
Roxette Crash Boom Bang single.jpg
Single by Roxette
from the album Crash! Boom! Bang!
Released9 May 1994 (1994-05-09)
Format
RecordedSeptember–October 1993
Studio
GenrePop rock
Length5:02
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)Per Gessle
Producer(s)Clarence Öfwerman
Roxette singles chronology
"Sleeping in My Car"
(1994)
"Crash! Boom! Bang!"
(1994)
"Fireworks"
(1994)
Music video
"Crash! Boom! Bang!" on YouTube

"Crash! Boom! Bang!" is a song by Swedish pop music duo Roxette, released on 9 May 1994 as the second single from their fifth studio album, Crash! Boom! Bang!. It became a moderate hit in several European countries, peaking in the top 20 in Austria, Belgium, Finland and Sweden. The song spent over five months on the German Singles Chart, peaking at number 31.

Critical reception[edit]

Music & Media wrote about the song: "Sometimes the vocabulary used is a bit confusing. Despite the cartoon-esque words, the title track of the new CD is everything but an earth-shattering rocker. Forget it, it's a classy ballad!"[1]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was directed by Irish filmmaker Michael Geoghegan, who would go on to direct a total of four music videos for the duo. It was inspired by the work of Polish director Zbigniew Rybczyński, and consists of one continuous shot of Marie Fredriksson ascending a never-ending circular staircase.[2] Per Gessle commented that the video had to be recorded twice due to technical issues: "The first version turned out to have technical problems with the audio sync. We had to re-shoot the entire video! The director, Michael, and the insurance company almost had heart attacks. We had to start all over again. No big deal. We regarded [the first version] as a £250,000 rehearsal. Ah, the music biz in those days."[3]

Formats and track listings[edit]

All songs written by Per Gessle.

  • 7-inch single and cassette (Australia 8650847 · Europe 8650844 · UK TCEM324 · US 4KM-58240)
  1. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" (Radio Edit) – 4:25
  2. "Joyride" (Unplugged Version) – 5:35
  • CD single (Australia · Europe 8650852)
  1. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" – 4:25
  2. "Joyride" (Unplugged Version) – 5:35
  3. "Run to You" (Demo, December 1992) – 3:45
  • UK CD1 (CDEMS324)
  1. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" – 5:02
  2. "Joyride" (7" Version) – 3:59
  3. "The Look" – 3:56
  • UK CD2 (CDEM324)
  1. "Crash! Boom! Bang!" – 4:25
  2. "Joyride" (Unplugged Version) – 5:35
  3. "Run to You" (Demo) – 3:45
  4. "It Must Have Been Love" – 4:18

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus![4]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Releases: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. June 4, 1994. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Ballad & Pop Hits - The Complete Video Collection (DVD liner notes). Roxette. EMI. 2003. 7243 4 90946–9 7.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "PG about songs". RoxetteBlog. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Digital booklet". Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus (liner notes). Roxette. Stockholm, Sweden: EMI Records. 1995. 7243 836203 2 6.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 240.
  6. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 31 July 1994". ARIA, via Imgur.com. Retrieved March 8, 2016. N.B. The HP column displays the highest position reached.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Roxette – Crash! Boom! Bang!" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Roxette – Crash! Boom! Bang!" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2571." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. June 18, 1994. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Finnish Singles Charts 1961-1995: Toukokuu 1994 May". Suomen virallinen singlelista. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Roxette – Crash! Boom! Bang!". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Vikan 26.5. - 01.6. '94" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir. May 26, 1994. p. 24. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Roxette" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Roxette – Crash! Boom! Bang!" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Roxette – Crash! Boom! Bang!". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  17. ^ "Lista Przebojów Trójki - Polskie Radio Online: Notowanie nr648 - 15 lipca 1994". Polskie Radio (in Polish). July 15, 1994. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  18. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Roxette – Crash! Boom! Bang!". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  20. ^ "Roxette: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  21. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1994" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  22. ^ "Jaarlijsten 1994" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved November 29, 2019.