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"Jump" is a song by the American 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 to date reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.[1] The song differs from earlier Van Halen songs in that it is driven by a rolling synth line (played on an Oberheim OB-Xa), 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 Urquidez, of whom he was a student.[2]

In Sing, a trio of frogs sing this song as their audition for Buster Moon's singing competition.

Lyrics

I get up, and nothing gets me down.
You got it tough. I've seen the toughest all around.
And I know, baby, just how you feel.
You've got to roll with the punches to get to what's real
Oh can't you see me standing here,
I've got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen.
Oh can't you see what I mean?
Might as well jump. Jump!
Might as well jump.
Go ahead, jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump.
Aaa-ohh Hey you! Who said that?
Baby how you been?
You say you don't know, you won't know until you begin.
Well can't you see me standing here,
I've got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen.
Oh can't you see what I mean?
Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump.
Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump.

[Guitar solo]

[Keyboard solo]

Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump.
Get it and jump. Jump!
Go ahead, jump.

References

  1. Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th ed, Billboard Publications, Inc. 1996. ISBN 0-8230-7632-6
  2. Christe, Ian (2009). Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga. John Wiley & Sons. p. 97. Template:Citation/identifier. https://books.google.com/books?id=qyhHmGh_9fEC&pg=PA97. 

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| Around the World | Auditions | Bamboléo | Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing (acoustic version) | Faith | Gimme Some Lovin' | Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight | Hallelujah (duet version) | I Don't Wanna | I'm Still Standing | Let's Face the Music and Dance | Listen to the Music | My Way | OH.MY.GOSH | Out To Lunch (End Titles) | Pennies from Heaven | Pon de Floor | Set It All Free | Shake It Off | The Way I Feel Inside | The Wind | Under Pressure | Venus |
| All Creatures Great and Small | Big Daddy Escapes | Buster's Pep Talk | Dream Big Dreams | Gang Getaway | Good Luck Everyone | Johnny Gets the Call | Let's Go to Work | Meena | The Moon Theatre / Golden Slumbers | None Other Than Miss Nana Noodleman | Out To Lunch (End Titles) | Planning the Heist | The Poolhouse | Prison Visit | Rosita Returns Home | Rosita's Invention | The Selection | Stuck in Traffic | Talk to Me, Crawley | Visiting Nana (Eddie's Tune) | The Winds of Change | Who Is This "Moon"? |
SING AUDITION SONGS
| 9 to 5 | Anaconda | Bad Romance | Ben | Butterfly | Call Me Maybe | Chandelier | Firework | I Love My Shirt | Jump | Kira Kira Killer | Kiss from a Rose | Lollipop | Ride Like the Wind | Stay With Me | Stout-Hearted Men | The Humpty Dance | The Ketchup Song (Asereje) | The Safety Dance |
NON-AUDITION/SOUNDTRACK SONGS FROM SING
| All I Do Is Win | All of Me | Flashing Lights | Gold | Groove Is in the Heart | Hold On, We're Going Home | La Primavera (Spring) | Million Bucks | Ninja Re Bang Bang | Roar | Sing | True Colors | Victorious | Wonderful Christmastime |

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