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Boombastic (song)

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Recorded  1995
Length  3:52
Genre  Reggae fusion, Pop
B-side  "In the Summertime" (Remix)
Released  June 5, 1995 (album version) January 18, 1996 (remix version)
Format  12" single CD single cassette

"Boombastic" is a song released by Jamaican-American musical artist Shaggy from his third studio album, Boombastic. Released in June 1995, the single achieved commercial success in many countries, including Ireland, UK, Sweden, New Zealand, and Australia, where it topped the singles charts. It spent a week at number one on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, and a similar stint atop the UK Singles Chart. It also reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. A remix featuring Sting International features a sample of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" was released in January 1996. The latter is featured on some versions of the Boombastic album as a bonus track.

"Boombastic" gained popularity after being featured in a popular Levi's television commercial. The song is featured in the films Barnyard, Mr. Bean's Holiday, George of the Jungle, and The Wild Thornberrys Movie.. "Boombastic" also appears in a 2015 Tide detergent commercial from the Philippines featuring Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza. It is also featured in the video game Donkey Konga 2. In 2016, it reappeared in a Chase Bank television commercial.

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Boombastic (song) Wikipedia


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