After months of tinkering with a Roland TR-909, a Roland JP-8000, and a Casio VL-Tone VL-1 in Studio 4045, Vengaboys officially released “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!” as a single in October 1998.
“Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!” was produced by producers Danski and Delmundo in Studio 4045. It was the fifth hit record taken from Vengaboys’ “The Party Album!” after “Parada de Tettas,” “To Brazil!”, “Up & Down” and “We Like to Party!”.
All scenes for the official music video were shot on 16mm film. In the early 2000’s the video was digitized and uploaded to Youtube, where it has been viewed by nearly 200 million people.
Watch it again below or check out the official Vengaboys Youtube Channel for more Vengaboys music!
Soon after its official release, “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!” entered the Dutch Top 40 charts at number 8. It climbed to the third and second spot before the song ruled the charts at number 1 for 4 weeks. Vengaboys’ biggest party anthem remained on the Dutch Top 40 for nearly half a year (24 weeks).
In the United Kingdom, Positiva Records released “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!” on 26 June 1999. Entering the Official Singles Chart Top 100 at number 1 within a week, it spent 17 weeks in the Top 100.
“Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!” took the German music charts by storm on 15 March 1999 with a peak position at number 6 and riding the Offizielle Deutsche Charts for 19 weeks.
Meanwhile, in La douce France, Polygram Records released “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!”. The French were soon singing along to the joyful Vengaboys sounds. Entering the French charts at the end of February in 1999 – “Boum, Boum, Boum, Boum!!” reached number 4 and was listed for 24 weeks.
Across the pond in the United States, “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!” sailed into the Billboard Hot 100 at number 84 on 7 August 1999. Released on the Groovilicious label, it rocked the chart for 6 weeks.
The lead vocals in "Boom Boom Boom Boom!!" were performed by Captain Kim (Kim Sasabone.) Additional harmonies in the chorus were also performed by Kim. Male background vocals in the pre-chorus were performed by Danski & Delmundo. While Captain Kim practically nailed every take, it took Danski & Delmundo a considerable amount of studio time to find the perfect way to sing "whoa!" :)
The robot voice that sings "everybody get on down", "Vengaboys are back in town", and "we'll have some fun", was performed by Danski with a Roland SVC-350 Vocoder. The SVC-350 has been used by William Ørbit, Underworld, Air, Royksopp, Pink Floyd, Vangelis, and many more.
Boom Boom Boom Boom!! was written by Danski, Delmundo, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson in 1998.