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Absolute Epic ! They just don't do big hair like that anymore ! In 1984, Van Halen’s colossal hit 'Jump' reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for five straight weeks!

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Van Halen With David Lee Roth 'Jump'
Absolute Epic ! They just don't do big hair like that anymore ! In 1984, Van Halen’s colossal hit 'Jump' reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for five straight weeks!

Consumer Advice : Goes without saying that this little number needs MAX Volume !

The secured its place among rock music’s most popular songs, and is now considered by some to be one of the most influential and memorable rock songs of all time.

On the back of its simple pared-down performance video, it helped the 1984/MCMLXXXIV album sell an astonishing eight million copies worldwide in the first ten months of 1984, alone.

“Jump” Fun Facts

1) Parts of “Jump” had originally been written on the back of a tour bus, possibly as early as ’79 or ’80.

However, the band had always felt the song didn’t quite fit any of the albums they’d been working on.

David Lee Roth and Ted Templeman were the biggest opponents of Eddie’s keyboard songs and consistently vetoed recording this song for more than two years.

2) David wrote the lyrics around a single phrase: “Go ahead and jump.”

He came up with the line after watching the news and seeing a man on top of the Arco Tower threatening to commit suicide.

The vocalist thought that there’s always at least one person in the crowd telling the guy to “Go ahead and jump.”

Roth says he wrote the lyrics as he was driven around Los Angeles in his Mercury convertible listening to a tape of the instrumental track. 

3) In 2012, PRS for Music, the organization which collects royalties on behalf of 90,000 songwriters and performers, polled its members to find out what the most popular sporting song was in the run up to the Olympics.

“Jump” was the number one most popular sporting song of all time.


Paul Carpenter

still an animal tune..il never tire of it..

Ken Mcdaniel

got to be the best video EVER ! not one single band member where every together in making this video.they all played seperatly and then it was put together.the only song VH had to make it to # 1

Mike Caldera

badest David "DJ Talk radio show host" lee roth ever was!


you are the best that I see..


super !

Felicia Warer

zoo-wee MAMA!

queenstown kid

This video just screams 80s, I fucking love it.

sean anton

when music was MUSIC the music of today sucks

tommy rev graif

0:09 the scream is from him remembering he can't do the splits haha XD

Jane Doe

0:15  love that 'hair thing' David does, lol.

Honey Chiles

We used to sing this in 5th grade recess.


3:33 tsss wow thats amazing I want to do that!!!!! ):


When I first heard this, I thought he was saying Maxwell Chump.

Harold Keil

I was 16 when this came out! Jan 84! Best song-vedeo of the 80's bar none! !


2:33 the most famous jump in history

Daniel Roik

I Really Like Rock Music, Thank's so much, for helping me, Rock Music from the 80's, put me back on track, 2 Real Rock Music, not Fake staff like, Pop Rap Funk till U Drop RnB & Dance Music Rubbish, that mess with my head way 2 much :-(   >Rock< Look what you did:-).

Stevie Jr Is a Alex Jones Guy

I love that song ! "Jump" ! 80s never die. 


i love when eddie's soloing he's just like ya know what, i dont even have to play a note and im still fucking awesome

John Tatoian Enterprises John Tatoian JD Esq.

The best entertainer in the world: David Lee Roth, period.

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