Bomb Rush Blush

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Bomb Rush Blush (DJ Octavio)
Artist DJ Octavio feat. Callie
Vocals keity.pop
Callie (in-game)
Game Splatoon 2
Heard in
Splatoon 2
Bomb Rush Blush
Squid Beatz 2
Album Splatune 2
Track list no. 26 (Splatune 2)
16 (Squid Beatz 2)
Genre Orchestral drum and bass
BPM 177
Key signature D minor
Length 3:59
Audio file

Bomb Rush Blush
Artist Callie
Vocals keity.pop
Callie (in-game)
Game Splatoon
Splatoon 2
Splatoon 3
Heard in
Callie amiibo
Heard in
Splatoon 2
Squid Beatz 2 (unlocked through Callie amiibo)
Heard in
Splatoon 3
Album Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-
Track list no. 24 (Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-)
14 (Live, Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-)
41 (Squid Beatz 2)
Genre Pop
BPM 160
Key signature D major
Length 2:24
Audio file
For the Octo Canyon mission, see Bomb Rush Blush (mission).

Bomb Rush Blush is a song originally performed by Callie.


Bomb Rush Blush is a fast-paced and exuberant pop song, mirroring Callie's energetic and playful personality. It can be assumed through the title and in-game dialogue that the song's lyrics are about Callie using a Bomb Rush, although the actual lyrics are nonsensical. The song was first revealed on 29 April 2016 during the second live Squid Sisters performance at Cho-Ongakusai 2016, alongside Marie's solo song, Tide Goes Out. The following day, it was revealed that the new songs would be unlockable with the newly-revealed Squid Sisters amiibo figures,[1] which were released on 8 July 2016. Scanning them in Splatoon allows the player to watch performances of Squid Sisters songs as if they were in a Splatfest, and Bomb Rush Blush is exclusive to the Callie amiibo. During the performance, Marie simply sits down, while Callie performs her song solo.

In Splatoon 2, Bomb Rush Blush can be unlocked in Squid Beatz 2 as the final reward from the Callie amiibo. It has a maximum score of 96 and 178 in Normal and Hard modes, respectively. In Splatoon 3, Bomb Rush Blush can be played in the jukebox if the player has downloaded the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass.


The booklet included with Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive- gives the official lyrics for Bomb Rush Blush. The lyrics are nonsensical; the Japanese hiragana simply gives the pronunciation.

Bomb Rush Blush Lyrics (Japanese version)

めげぱらぴ げら うぇりうぇりうぇりうぇり ぼら
めげぱらちょ げら めりめりめりめり にゅ

ちょれ ちょれっきらぱけらてぃ でりっちょんにゅるめる
りっきょらっきょれ うぃりうぃりにゅ
にゅる め め めれめれにゅ

でっきゃんし一 でら りっちぇれ ちぇりら
ぼれぼれぼれ うぇけらぽに
ちょらぺ ちょらぺなぺ ゆっちょもらびにゅ

でっきゃんし一 でれ りっちぇれ ちぇりら
げれげれげれげれ めらにゅる
ちょらぺ ちょらぺ よりっちぇ にゅるめり

Bomb Rush Blush Lyrics (Romanized from Japanese version)

Megeparapi gera weriweriweriweri bora
Megeparacho gera merimerimerimeri nyu

Chore chorekkirapakerati dericchonnyurumeru
Rikkyorakkyore wiriwirinyu
Nyuru me me meremerenyu

Dekkyanshī dera ricchere cherira
Boreborebore wekeraponi
Chorape chorapenape yucchomorabinyu

Dekkyanshī dere ricchere cherira
Geregeregeregere meranyuru
Chorape chorape yoricche nyurumeri

During Splatoon 2's final mission, Callie briefly sings some translated lyrics. Although the lyrics are sensical, in Japanese, they are being translated from Octarian as Callie's singing is written exclusively in katakana. It is unknown which Inkling lyrics these lines correspond to. Additionally, not all languages have translated these lines as actual lyrics to a song, so the tables below list the closest equivalents.

The lyrics when fighting DJ Octavio and Callie for the first time are the latter: "♪Blushing faces covered in pink!♪ / ♪Rushing bombs, exploding ink!♪".
When rematching the level, the lyrics change to the following: "♪Faces blush, a rush of ink!♪ / ♪Bombs explode, no time to think!♪".

♪Blushing faces covered in pink!♪ / ♪Rushing bombs, exploding ink!♪

Language Lines Meaning
Japan Japanese トドケ トキメキ♪トドロケ、ボムラッシュ☆
Todoke tokimeki♪ Todoroke, bomu rasshu☆
Exciting delivery♪ Resounding bomb rush☆
Netherlands Dutch Bereid je voor op de bommenhagel! / WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Prepare for the bomb hail! / WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
CanadaFrance French En avant la musique ! / Bombardement groovy ! Turn the music on! / Groovy bomb rush!
Germany German ♪ Pulsschlag rast, Tinte spritzt! ♪/ ♪Bomben fliegen, bumm! Es blitzt! ♪ ♪ Pulse racing, ink splashing! ♪/ ♪Bombs fly, boom! It flashes! ♪
Italy Italian Polpandemonio in arrivooo! Pandemonium incoming! (Polpandemonio from polpo ("octopus") and pandemonio ("pandemonium"), referencing Callie being brainwashed.)
Russia Russian ♪Летят утки, летят утки и два гуся! / И куча-а-а бомб, тру-ля-ля!!!♪
♪Letyat utki, letyat utki i dva gusya! / I kucha-a-a bomb, try-lya-lya!!!♪
♪Ducks are flying, ducks and two geese are flying! / And a bu-u-unch of bombs, tru-la-la!!!♪
Mexico Spanish (NOA) A repartir bombas! Time to deliver some bombs!
Spain Spanish (NOE) ¡Cuidado con la ráfaga, Agente 4! Be careful with the bomb burst, Agent 4!

♪Faces blush, a rush of ink!♪ / ♪Bombs explode, no time to think!♪

Language Lines Meaning
Japan Japanese マジデ、トキメキ♪ ハジケテ、ボムラッシュ☆
Maji de, tokimeki♪ Hajikete, bomu rasshu☆
Unbelievably exciting♪ Bursting bomb rush☆
Netherlands Dutch Bommen, bommen overal! Bombs, bombs everywhere!
CanadaFrance French ♪ Ce morceau démarre en trombe, / c'est vraiment de la bombe ! ♪ ♪ This tune starts with a bang, / it really rocks! ♪
Germany German ♪ Der Kampf tobt wild, die Bomben fallen! ♪/♪ Fette Explosionen knallen! ♪ ♪ The battle rages wild, the bombs are falling! ♪/♪ Big explosions bang! ♪
Italy Italian Octavius, bombardamento a tappeto! / Cosi capiranno chi comanda! Octavio, fire those bombs at will! / So they'll understand who's the boss here!
Russia Russian ♪Бомбы валят, валят, валят! / Градом бомбочки летят!♪
♪Bomby valyat, valyat, valyat! / Gradom bombochki letyat!♪
♪Bombs are falling, falling, falling! / Little bombs are falling like a hail!♪
Mexico Spanish (NOA) A repartir bombas! Time to deliver some bombs!
Spain Spanish (NOE) ¡Bombas; bombas por todas partes! Bombs, bombs everywhere!

Music video

Music videos for both Bomb Rush Blush and Tide Goes Out were released on 20 July 2016, in anticipation of the Callie vs. Marie Splatfest. The Bomb Rush Blush video features Callie dancing on various stages during the night time Splatfest theme. The dance is the same one from the Callie amiibo performance.

Remixes and covers

Bomb Rush Blush (DJ Octavio)

The song was rearranged in Splatoon 2 by Ryo Nagamatsu, where it is credited to DJ Octavio with Callie as a featured artist. During Splatoon 2's final battle (in which the subtitle of the mission is named after the song), Agent 4 arrives to meet a brainwashed Callie, who is revealed to be working with DJ Octavio, who brags about how he "remixed" Callie's brain, and in addition, her song. Together, they perform the song as they battle Agent 4, with Callie using Bomb Rush Specials with oversized gold Splat Bombs to coincide with the song. The song plays during the first two phases before it changes to Tidal Rush for phase three.

This remix is a complete transformation, taking it almost 20 beats per minute faster with a new instrumental that barely resembles the original. Aside from the vocals (which were reused), the track consists exclusively of orchestral samples over a jarring drum and bass break. Most of the track steers clear of the original tonal center and reharmonizes the melody to sound dissonant and foreboding. Many of the symphonic samples used are recordings of complete phrases from a vintage sample library that are crudely spliced and looped, creating a mangled and artificial sound that suits Octavio's musical interest as a DJ.[2] It also incorporates the melody from the Hero Mode - Onward! jingle heard after beating a mission, which has become the Octarian leitmotif. Near the middle of the song, record spin samples can be heard, reflecting Octavio's wasabi stalks scratching his turntables.

In Splatoon 3, the song can be heard in the jukebox as of Version 7.0.0 if the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass has been downloaded.

Tidal Rush

See also: Tidal Rush

The song Tidal Rush by DJ Octavio, featuring Callie vs. Marie, is a mashup of Bomb Rush Blush and Marie's Tide Goes Out in the same style as the aforementioned DJ Octavio remix, the main difference being the return to functional harmony and a more emotional and uplifting mood. The drum break and tempo remain consistent with the previous track to ensure a seamless transition in-game.

Bomb Rush Blush (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

See also: Bomb Rush Blush

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a new remix of Bomb Rush Blush was made. It has an electronic style, not too dissimilar from the DJ Octavio remix. It was arranged by Tomoya Ohtani of Sega[3] and utilizes the Amen break, a heavily sampled drum track that is frequently used in Sonic soundtracks.

Samples and interpolations

Bomb Launcher Jingle

In Splatoon 2, although the song is presumably about the Bomb Rush which was removed in the game, a jingle playing the melody of Bomb Rush Blush can be heard whilst using the Bomb Launcher. However, it is only noticeable in Recon mode and the test range due to all the interfering noises in multiplayer battles.[4]

Fresh Start

Main article: Fresh Start

There is a short motif of Callie singing Bomb Rush Blush in Fresh Start.

The Plan

Main article: The Plan

The Plan samples the segue from the introduction to the main part of the DJ Octavio remix of Bomb Rush Blush. The same section is also sampled in Splattack! (Octo).


The logo seen on the Squid Sisters' trucks when Callie performs Bomb Rush Blush.

Live Performances

Callie performing Bomb Rush Blush at Shiokalive at Chokaigi 2016.


  • The DJ Octavio remix of Bomb Rush Blush and Tidal Rush are the first instances of songs with featured artists in the Splatoon series.
    • Coincidentally, the DJ Octavio remix of Bomb Rush Blush and Tidal Rush are the two songs by the Squid Sisters in Splatoon 2 that are not seen in concerts.
  • According to Splatoon Base, Bomb Rush Blush was "such a bop that even the straight-laced Octarians couldn't help but get up and dance".


Bomb Rush Blush references the Bomb Rush special weapon from Splatoon.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese トキメキ☆ボムラッシュ
Tokimeki☆Bomu Rasshu
Exciting☆Bomb Rush
South Korea Korean 두근두근☆봄 러시
Dugeundugeun☆Bom Reosi
Exciting☆Bomb Rush