Song Lyric Sunday – 21 March 2021 – Jump

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday gives us the chance to share familiar, and sometimes not so familiar, songs. This week the title or lyrics of the song should contain one of the words Hop, Jump, Leap, Pounce, or Spring.

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

The song I’ve chosen this week is Jump, by the Pointers Sisters, which famously featured in the 2003 film Love Actually where Hugh Grant, playing the British Prime Minister, dances around 10 Downing Street. This film is compulsory viewing every Christmas in our house.

Girls Aloud made a really good version of the song and managed to steal a little thunder from the Love Actually film by pretending to break into 10 Downing Street and film the video there.

A great A Capella version of Jump (For My Love) was performed by Perpetuum Jazzile 

and, of course, Jump was originally recorded by American hard rock band Van Halen.  It was released in December 1983 as the lead single from their album 1984.  Very much a departure from the band’s normal hard rock style, it is Van Halen’s most successful single and is often referred to as a Synth Rocker.

I can’t imagine that there is anyone who has never seen Hugh Grant dancing to this song but, just in case, here it is: 

Jump

Van Halen

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

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Alex Van Halen / Edward Van Halen / David Roth

Jump lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

39 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – 21 March 2021 – Jump

  1. This was terrific, and really, what a wonderful song. I’ve always liked it, but I’d never seen all those versions, and each one is excellent. This certainly made Sunday morning more enjoyable. Great post.

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  2. HA!!! 😀 Jumpin’ fun, Peter!
    Great song choice and fun vids! I love Mr. Grant dancing! 😉
    Always enjoy seeing Eddie Van Halen performing! (Sad he is gone. 😦 )
    A joy-bringer song for sure! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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