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Jump Around


House of Pain

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Initially this song samples Bob and Earl's "Harlem Shuffle," then later on it borrows elements from a number of other tracks including "Tramp" by Lowell Fulsome, "Get Off" by Prince and "You're No Good" by Harvey Arverne.
Amy Winehouse borrowed the bass line from "Jump Around" for her 2007 single "You Know I'm No Good."
This song is frequently used for commercials and to gee up crowds at sporting events.
This was featured in the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire. It's also been used in Happy Gilmore and Black Hawk Down.
House Of Pain were a Hip-Hop group formed in Los Angeles by Erik "Everlast" Schrody, "Danny Boy" O'Connor and Leor "DJ Lethal." This song is what House Of Pain is best known for, however after they spilt in 1996 Everlast enjoyed some solo success (including the hit "What It's Like") and DJ Lethal similarly as a member of the band Limp Bizkit.
This song is used on the TV show My Name is Earl, in which a stripper named Catalina dances to it by jumping up and down. (thanks, David - La Mirada, CA)
That squeal that kicks up the energy of this song is a saxophone sample from "Shoot Your Shot" by Jr. Walker and the All Stars. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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Comments (8):

@roy...that's the sample of Prince's scream at the start of Gett Off.
- D., Dallas, TX
this song is the best. i love old music. this is from when rap was actually good. now its all just real deragatory towards the non taget audience but hip-hop is still good. aside from the fact that its all about sex and every other word has to be bleeped out on the radio
- Melissa, The Acerage, FL
What is that high-pitched screech that's played throughout the song in the background? It makes me laugh every time I hear it, and I imitate it whenever I hear someone beatboxing, but I never knew what made that sound?
- Roy, Granbania, MA
This song is a regular fixture at University of Wisconsin home football games. It is played over the Camp Randall PA system in between the third and fourth quarters, during which the fans and marching band get up and start jumping up and down like maniacs.
- Joshua, La Crosse, WI
This song is used in Angels Stadium when the Rally Monkey appears when the Angels are trailing in the late innings. The monkey is seen on the video screen, holding up a sign that says "RALLY TIME!"
- Not tellin', Jersey City, NJ
Funny story about this song...In 1984 Van Halen released their hit album 1984. The first single off of that album was the song Jump. The B-side to that single was a now relatively unknown song, House of Pain. Eight years later, a band named House of Pain made a hit single called Jump Around. Kind of interesting.
- Kyle, Anna, OH
For a brief period of time it looked like a blend of edgy rock and hip hop was workable. "Jump Around" is incredibly infectious or annoying depending on your tolerance for the incessant siren that accompanies the pounding beats. Unfortunately, House Of Pain never did recapture these moments of greatness.
- Bertrand, Paris, France
Everlast has had an on-off spat with Eminem over the years.
- Mark, London, England
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