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LISTEN: This closeted ’80s pop star had us wanting to boom, boom (and go back to his room)

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everywhere… but it got you pretty damn far in the ’80s. And it certainly helped gay musician Paul Lekakis, who went from upstate New York waiter, to model and professional party boy in Milan, to international pop star in 1987 with a little bop called “Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room.)”Ring any bells?

It will certainly resonate with those who survived its ’80s dance-floor domination… and anyone who’s attended a Pride party in the past five years.

And for good reason! There’s something unforgettable about those bombastic, throbbing synths, a cheesy spoken intro, and that sticky, lustful invitation of a chorus: “Boom boom boom / Let’s go back to my room / So we can do it all night / And you can make me feel right.” Woof!

We’re simultaneously clutching our pearls… and pressing replay. After all, before Vengaboys were rhyming “boom” with “room” in the ’90s, Lekakis had laid the blueprint.

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