Album: Boombastic (1995)
Charted: 1 3


  • This was the first US hit for Shaggy. "Oh Carolina" was popular in England two years earlier, but not in the US.
  • This uses a sample from "Baby Let Me Kiss You," a 1971 song by the New Orleans soul singer King Floyd.
  • A popular claymation commercial for Levi's jeans used this throughout the spot.
  • The album won a Grammy in 1996 for Best Reggae Album.

Comments: 4

  • AnonymousOn this day in 1995 {September 30} Shaggy performed "Boombastic" on the nationally syndicated television program, 'Soul Train'...
    At the time "Boombastic" was at position #9 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, six weeks earlier it was in it's first of two weeks at #3, which was also its peak position on the chart, and it spent over a half-year on the Top 100...
    And on August 20th, 1995 "Boombastic" peaked at #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, and it also reached #1 in Australia, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom...
    Shaggy, born Orville Richard Burrell, will celebrate his 52nd birthday next month on October 22nd, 2020...
    R.I.P. Don Cornelius {1936 - 2012}...
  • Siahara Shyne Carter from United StatesMr. Ben dance this! When I was kid I don't know the tittle of this song but I search it by myself and It was "BOOMBASTIC" lol Shaggy’s voice also crazy
    I don't know what he singing or Language lol But Mr. Ben
    made this song Famous! ;-)
  • Bertrand from Paris, FranceHere is where the dancehall sub-genre of reggae broke through to the American pop charts. Shaggy's personal charm shines through in the funky grooves.
  • Krie from Ft. Drum, NyThe remix version, used in the video, was a sample from Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On."
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