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Scotland "Boom clap"
Charli XCX - Boom Clap (Official Single Cover)
Own Eurovision Song Contest 31 entry
Country Scotland
Artist(s) Charlotte Emma Aitchison
As Charli XCX
Language English
Composer(s) Patrik Berger
Stefan Gräslund
Finals performance
Semi-final result 3rd, 109 points
Final result 3rd, 159 points
Appearance chronology
◄ Under control (30)   
Black widow (32) ►



"Boom Clap" is a song by British recording artist Charli XCX, released as the first single from the soundtrack album of The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and will also be featured on XCX's third studio album, Sucker, which is set to be released on December 16 in the U.S. and January 26 in the UK and Europe. It is also used as the official song for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.

The single peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart, as well as peaking inside the top ten of the charts in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Italy.

This song is featured as DLC on Just Dance 2015.

The song participated for Scotland in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 31, contest held in Skopje, Macedonia where it ended on the third place, receiving a total amount of 159 points.

Composition and promotionEdit

The song is written by Charli XCX (as Charlotte Aitchison), Fredrik Berger, Patrik Berger, Stefan Gräslund. The song was initially written during writing sessions for XCX's second album, True Romance, then later offered to singer and actress Hilary Duff for her new album. Once Duff's management declined the offer, XCX decided to use the song as her contribution to The Fault in Our Stars motion picture soundtrack. In a later interview, Duff said she had no idea that XCX had offered the song to her people and would have accepted the song if she had known.

Music videoEdit

The accompanying music video for "Boom Clap", directed by Sing J. Lee, was filmed in Amsterdam and premiered on 2 June 2014. It features a new master of the song with slightly different production, which was released as the main single version in the UK, and on the Sucker album.

Critical receptionEdit

4Music said the song was "infectious" and a "feelgood track [which] contrasts softly-sung verses with a big attitude-packed chorus" resulting in a song that was "catchier than the clap".

Commercial performanceEdit

The song debuted at number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week dated 21 June 2014, becoming XCX's first entry as a lead artist. On 28 June 2014, the song jumped to number 29, becoming her first top-forty hit as a lead artist. The song eventually peaked at number 8, becoming her third top 10 in United States and her first top 10 as lead artist. The song has sold more than one million copies in the United States. "Boom Clap" also peaked at number one on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. In the UK the song has sold over 200,000 copies and has received a silver certification.

Track listingEdit

  • Digital download
  1. "Boom Clap" – 2:49
  • Digital download — remixes
  1. "Boom Clap" ( Aeroplane Remix) – 5:14
  2. "Boom Clap" (ASTR Remix) – 3:19
  3. "Boom Clap" (Surkin Remix) – 3:40
  4. "Boom Clap" (Elk Road Remix) – 3:40
  5. "Boom Clap" ( Cahill Remix) – 5:28
  • CD single
  1. "Boom Clap" – 2:50
  2. "Boom Clap" (Aeroplane Remix) – 5:15

ChartsEdit

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 9
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 26
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 35
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 23
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 8
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 12
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 15
France (SNEP) 15
Germany (Media Control Charts) 36
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 25
India (Saavn Weekly Top Songs) 7
Ireland (IRMA) 8
Israel (Media Forest TV Airplay) 1
Italy (FIMI) 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 28
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 7
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 3
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 10
South Africa (EMA) 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 33
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 6
US Billboard Hot 100 8
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 17
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 3
US Dance Airplay (Billboard) 1
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 13
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard) 17

LyricsEdit

Boom! Boom! Boom! Clap!

You're picture perfect blue
Sunbathing on a moon
Stars shining as your bones illuminate

First kiss just like a drug
Under your influence
You take me over you're the magic in my veins
This must be love

Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come on to me come on to me now
Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come on to me, come on to me now

No silver or no gold
Could dress me up so good
You're the glitter in the darkness of my world

Just tell me what to do
I'll fall right into you
Going under cast a spell just say the word
I feel your love

Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come on to me come on to me now
Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come on to me come on to me now

You are the light and I will follow
You let me lose my shadow
You are the sun, the glowing halo
And you keep burning me up with all your love, uh

Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come on to me come on to me now
Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come on to me come on to me now
Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come on to me come on to me now
Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come on to me, come on to me now

Points awarded to ScotlandEdit

Points awarded to Scotland (Semi-Final 2)Edit

12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points

Points awarded to Scotland (Grand Final)Edit

12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points

See alsoEdit

Preceded by
"Under control"
Scotish entry for the Own Eurovision Song Contest
31
Succeeded by
"Black widow"
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