The Friday Five: Your “Jump” Songs

So, last week, at Pat’s suggestion, we did five songs with “jump” in the title and I asked for any more that you could come up with. You managed to come up with six of them, including two by Dan. Here they are…

The Rolling Stones, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” One of the two Dan suggested, and I’m surprised I didn’t think of it myself. It came out in 1968 and rose to #5 in Canada, #3 on the Billboard chart and #1 on the Cash Box chart. For the year, it was #36 in Canada, #50 on Billboard, and #26 on Cash Box.

David Bowie, “Jump They Say” The other Dan suggestion. It was on Bowie’s 1993 album Black Tie White Noise album, and talks about his half-brother’s suicide. Kind of dreary, but it reached #26 in Canada and #9 in the UK, as well as #6 on the Dance/Club Play chart in the US.

Al Cooper, “Jumpin’ At The Savoy” Arlee came up with this one, and thought he might have it confused with Count Basie’s “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” I checked just to be sure, because I always get this one confused with “Jumpin’ at the Woodside.”

Kriss Kross, “Jump” Pat suggested this, because it was “all over the radio” when it was released. It was their biggest hit, released in 1992 and reaching #1 in the US, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and Switzerland, and was certified double platinum in the US and platinum in Australia. They were from Atlanta, so they were big news here. Chris Kelly, half of the duo, was found dead in his home on May 1, 2013.

The Pointer Sisters, “Jump (For My Love)” Joey came up with this and thought of another by Rihanna, but didn’t like that one. This was a #1 single for them in 1984.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra, “Jump Jive An’ Wail” Jeanne came up with this goodie from guitarist extraordinaire Brian Setzer and his big band.

Thanks to everyone who contributed! That’s The Friday Five for March 10, 2017.

11 thoughts on “The Friday Five: Your “Jump” Songs

  1. That collection of songs made me kind of jumpy. Which reminds–I better jump on setting up my next BOTB post. Won’t be any jumping in that one.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


  2. That’s one of the few songs by the Pointer Sisters that I remember, but I didn’t remember the title. Who would have thought you’d find 11 jump songs (12 if Joey liked the other one)?


  3. “Can’t you see me standin’ here
    I got my back against the record machine…”
    – Van Halen

    “Jump” was VH’s only #1 North American hit. Maybe you listed it last week.


  4. Some great songs here but it’s too early to jump around:) not liking the spring forward this weekend. I wish they would get rid of this.


    1. Oh, I absolutely hate Daylight Saving Time. Do you remember the year back in the Seventies when they set all the clocks ahead and left them there for a couple of years? It was great, no need to adjust your circadian rhythms. We spend most of the year on DST, might as well just do that again.


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