La Bomba (Azul Azul song)

"La Bomba" is the debut single released by Bolivian band Azul Azul. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Top Latin Songs and Billboard Tropical Songs charts.

"La Bomba"
Azul Azul La Bomba.jpg
Single by Azul Azul
from the album El Sapo
B-side"Remix"
Released1998
GenreLatin pop
Length2:03
LabelEpic, Sony Discos
Songwriter(s)Fabio Zambrana Marchetti

ChartsEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[1] 98
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 70
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[3] 26
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[5] 7
US Regional Mexican Airplay (Billboard)[6] 5
US Tropical Songs (Billboard)[7] 1

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum (Latin) 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

King Africa versionEdit

"La Bomba"
 
Single by King Africa
from the album La Bomba
B-side"Remix"
Released1999, 2000
FormatCD single, CD maxi
7" single, 12" maxi single
GenreLatin pop
Length3:20
LabelUniversal, Sony
Songwriter(s)Fabio Zambrana Marchetti
Producer(s)Nicolás Guerrieri
King Africa singles chronology
"La Bomba"
(1999)
"Te ves buena"
(2002)

In 2000, Argentine vocalist King Africa released in many countries his version of "La Bomba" as a single from the eponymous album. His cover version was then re-issued in 2001 in more countries, including Switzerland, then re-issued again in 2003 in France. Throughout these re-issues, the King Africa version was a top-10 hit in France, Switzerland, Belgium (Flanders) and Italy.

A megamix available on the 12" maxi includes "Mama Yo Quiero", "Ciudad Maravillosa", "El Camaleon", "Bailando Pump It Up", "Salta" and "Toda España Esta Bailando". In France, "La Bomba" is the 807th best-selling single of all time.[9]

Track listingsEdit

CD maxi
  1. "La Bomba" (original radio mix) — 3:20
  2. "La Bomba" (English radio mix) — 3:36
  3. "La Bomba" (Caribe radio mix) — 3:53
  4. "La Bomba" (extended mix) — 5:03
  5. "La Bomba" (Caribe extended mix) — 5:47
CD maxi
  1. "La Bomba" (radio edit) — 3:20
  2. "La Bomba" (extended mix) — 5:01
  3. "King Africa megamix" — 4:47
  4. "Mama Yo Quiero" — 3:51
7" single
  1. "La Bomba" (extended mix) — 5:00
  2. "La Bomba" (radio mix) — 3:20
12" maxi
  1. "La Bomba" — 3:20
  2. "Mama Yo Quiero" — 3:51
  3. "King Africa megamix" — 4:47
  4. "Bailando Pump It Up" — 4:24

Charts and salesEdit

Other versionsEdit

In 2001, the Brazilian group Braga Boys released their version of the song in Portuguese, titled "Uma Bomba", and it became a big hit in the country.[24]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Azul Azul – La Bomba". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Azul Azul Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Azul Azul Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Azul Azul Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Azul Azul Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Azul Azul Chart History (Regional Mexican Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Azul Azul — Charts & Awards — Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation.
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Azul Azul – La Bomba". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 24, 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH. 
  9. ^ Infodisc.fr Best-selling singles of all time Archived 2015-07-02 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved June 26, 2009
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – King Africa – La Bomba" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – King Africa – La Bomba" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – King Africa – La Bomba" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  13. ^ a b "Lescharts.com – King Africa – La Bomba" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – King Africa – La Bomba". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Italiancharts.com – King Africa – La Bomba". Top Digital Download.
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – King Africa" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – King Africa – La Bomba" Canciones Top 50.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – King Africa – La Bomba". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ 2000 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved June 26, 2009)
  20. ^ "Single top 100 over 2000" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  21. ^ 2001 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived 2012-01-14 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved June 26, 2009)
  22. ^ 2002 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2012-04-04 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved June 26, 2009)
  23. ^ French certifications and sales See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "KINGAFRICA" Infodisc.fr Archived 2012-03-07 at WebCite (Retrieved June 26, 2009)
  24. ^ g1.globo.com/ "Cantor de 'Bomba' virou decorador: "Fazer sucesso é fácil, difícil é manter"." (in Portuguese)