Bomb Rush Blush

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Bomb Rush Blush (DJ Octavio)
S Band DJ Octavio.png
Performer DJ Octavio feat. Callie
Album Splatune 2
Game Splatoon 2
Heard in Splatoon 2 Tide Goes Out
Squid Beatz 2
Vocals keity.pop
Callie (in-game)
Length 3:59
BPM 177
Genre Electronic
Key signature D minor
Track list no. 26 (Splatune 2)
16 (Squid Beatz 2)
Audio file

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

Megeparapi gera weriweriweriweri bora
Megeparacho gera merimerimerimeri nyu

Chore chorekkira pakerati deritchon nyurumeru
Rikkyorakkyore wiriwiri nyu
Nyuru me me meremerenyu

Dekkyanshi dera ritchere cherira
Boreborebore we keraponi
Chorape chorapenape yutcho morabinyu

Dekkyanshi dere ritchere cherira
Geregeregere meranyuru
Chorape chorape yoritche nyurumeri

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 めらにゅる
ちょらぺ ちょらぺ よりっちぇ にゅるめり

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)

A new version of the song was composed for use in Splatoon 2, where it is credited as a DJ Octavio song, with Callie as a featured artist. Production-wise, it is almost completely different, functioning more as an original song with samples from Bomb Rush Blush. It starts off with a modified intro before transitioning to a brand-new electronic dubstep composition. It also interpolates the melody from the Onward! jingle heard after beating a mission, which was also interpolated in I Am Octavio. Near the middle of the song, scratched records can be heard, to represent the sound of Octavio's wasabi stalks scratching against the vinyl records.

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.

Tidal Rush

See also: Tidal Rush

The song Tidal Rush by DJ Octavio, featuring Callie vs. Marie, is an extensive remix of both Octavio's Bomb Rush Blush remix and Marie's Tide Goes Out.

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[2] 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 Shooting Range due to all the interfering noises in multiplayer battles.[3]

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.


  • During the fight against DJ Octavio in Splatoon 2, Callie says through dialogue what is implied to be the lyrics of the song. During a player's first playthrough, she sings: "♪Blushing faces covered in pink!♪ ♪Rushing bombs, exploding ink!♪". Replaying the level again has alternative dialogue, in which she sings "♪Faces blush, a rush of ink!♪ ♪Bombs explode, no time to think!♪"
  • The DJ Octavio remix of Bomb Rush Blush and Tidal Rush are the first instances of songs with featured artists in the Splatoon series.


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
Heart-Pounding ☆ Bomb Rush
South Korea Korean 두근두근☆봄 러시
dugeundugeun ☆ bom reosi
Exciting ☆ Bomb Rush