Okay… this video may be posted many times for this week’s prompt BUT I couldn’t overlook it. My daughter used to dance around to it as a small toddler back when she and MTV were young! It is a favorite with additional memories of Happy Times being a young family. 🙂
“Jump” is a song by American hard rock band Van Halen. It was released in December 1983 as the lead single from their album 1984. It is Van Halen’s most successful single, reaching number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song differs from earlier Van Halen songs in that it is driven by a keyboard line, although the song does contain a guitar solo, which was spliced together from multiple takes. David Lee Roth dedicated the song to martial artist Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, of whom he was a student.
The music video for “Jump” was directed by Pete Angelus and David Lee Roth. It is a straightforward performance clip, much like many of the hard rock videos of the time. It was nominated for three MTV Video Music Awards, and won “Best Stage Performance” for the video. The audio mix of the song in video version has an extra “Ah oh oh!” yell from Roth before the last chorus.
I get up and nothin' gets me down You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around And I know, baby, just how you feel You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real Ah, can't you see me standin' here I got my back against the record machine I ain't the worst that you've seen Ah, can't you see what I mean? Ah, might as well jump (jump) Might as well jump Go ahead and jump (jump) Go ahead and jump Ow, oh, hey, you Who said that? Baby, how you been? You say you don't know You won't know until you begin So can't ya see me standing here I got my back against the record machine I ain't the worst that you've seen Ah, can't you see what I mean? Ah, might as well jump (jump) Go ahead and jump Might as well jump (jump) Go ahead and jump Jump Might as well jump (jump) Go ahead and jump Get it in, jump (jump) Go ahead and jump Jump Jump Jump Jump
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. Its 1978 debut album, Van Halen—featuring guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony—is widely considered to be among the most “original” and “revolutionary” albums to “change rock and roll.”