Friday, March 10, 2017

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.

from The Sound of One Hand Typing

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