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Jump Around
"Jump Around"
Jump Around HOP.jpg
Single by House of Pain
from the album House of Pain
ReleasedMay 5, 1992 (1992-05-05)
FormatVinyl, CD single
GenreHip hop
LabelTommy Boy
Lawrence Muggerud, Erik Schrody
DJ Muggs
House of Pain singles chronology
"Jump Around"
"Shamrocks & Shenanigans"

"Jump Around" is a song by American hip hop group House of Pain, produced by DJ Muggs of hip hop group Cypress Hill, who has also covered the song. It became a hit in 1992, reaching number 3 in the United States. A 1993 re-release of the song in the United Kingdom, where the initial release had been a minor hit, peaked at number 8. On VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s, "Jump Around" was featured at position 24.[1] It was number 66 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. The song is popular among dancehall DJs and is widely regarded in the United Kingdom as a club classic. Blender's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born listed it at number 325.


DJ Muggs has stated that he originally produced the beat for Cypress Hill, but rapper B-Real did not want to record at that time. The beat was subsequently offered to Ice Cube, who refused, before finally being taken and used by House of Pain.[2]


The song features a distinctive horn fanfare intro, sampled from Bob & Earl's 1963 track "Harlem Shuffle". The song also samples "Popeye the Hitchhiker" by Chubby Checker, but it is best known for a high-pitched squealing sound that appears at the beginning of almost every bar--66 times in the course of the recording.

The origin of the squeal has been the subject of debate. The website WhoSampled credits the 1967 Junior Walker & the All Stars track "Shoot Your Shot", in which a tenor saxophone makes the noise.[3] However, American blogger Anil Dash and American musician Questlove of hip hop band The Roots have pointed to Prince's "Gett Off" as the source. A Newsweek reader performed a spectrogram where the sample more closely matches "Shoot Your Shot", and House of Pain member Everlast himself told Questlove that it is a horn making the squeal and not Prince. However, Anil Dash claims the band has denied that the sample is Prince to avoid paying royalties to the singer.[4] For his part, DJ Muggs says the sample came from neither Prince nor Junior Walker.[5]

Music video

The music video for "Jump Around" was filmed during the 1992 New York City Saint Patrick's Day parade. Portions of the video were filmed during the parade route as well as Central Park and Old Town Bar and Restaurant. New York Yankees super fan and Yankee Stadium regular Freddy Schuman can be seen in the parade crowd, ringing his signature shamrock pan near the end of the video.[]

The video ends with a dedication to the memory of Matt Champy, a friend of the band who died in 1992.

Track listings

  1. "Jump Around (Master Mix)" - 3:37
  2. "Jump Around (DJ Bizznizz Remix)" - 4:06
  3. "Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)" - 3:56
  4. "House of Pain Anthem (Master Mix)" - 2:35

Charts and certifications

In popular culture

In television and film

The song has been featured in films like Mrs. Doubtfire, Les lascars The Rookie, Rush Hour, Happy Gilmore, Kiss of Death, Detention, Ready to Rumble, Black Hawk Down, Jack Reacher, The Internship, Turbo, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, War Dogs, Central Intelligence, and Bridget Jones's Baby, as well as the television series My Name Is Earl, UK-Canadian children's series Chris Cross, the TBS talk show Lopez Tonight and the BBC Radio Scotland series Off the Ball. It was also featured in a Pringles commercial in the late 1990s. The song also appears in the second season of the television series New Girl when Jess, Nick, and Schmidt are celebrating the return of hot water to their loft. Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon lip-synched the song in an annual "Lip Sync Battle" against actor and former NBA Basketball player Shaquille O'Neal on April 3, 2017.[31] It is even heard in the Dino Dana episode King of the Dance Floor as one of the two songs that Dana played in that episode along with Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance with Somebody to get the male T-rex to dance to impress the female T-rex. The song was also featured in a 2019 State Farm TV commercial featuring Chris Paul, James Harden, Oscar Nuñez, and Clutch, the mascot of the NBA's Houston Rockets.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Students in sections O & P jumping around and dancing in 2014

At home football games at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, students "Jump Around" to the song between the third and fourth quarters. The tradition grew out of the men's varsity swim team members playing it over a portable CD player and broadcasting via a smuggled-in megaphone to sections O and P during the games to rile up those sections. This began in 1992, well before the official start. In March 1997, at a Fraternity party at Delta Tau Delta at midnight the song was played with the football team and members of the future stadium employees and it became the midnight anthem for every party until the end of that year. The "official" start was on Saturday, October 10, 1998, at the Badgers Homecoming game against the Purdue Boilermakers.[32] After no offensive points were scored in the third quarter, and en route to their second 6-0 start of the modern football era, one of the Badgers' marketing agents, who was in charge of sound, piped the song through the loudspeakers.[33] It stirred up fans and players and eventually became a tradition.[33]

However, on September 6, 2003 (the Badgers' first home game of the season), with construction of skyboxes surrounding Camp Randall Stadium, UW officials decided to cancel the "Jump Around" due to worries about structural integrity. Stadium security and the local police department had been informed of this decision but no notification had been given to the fans.[34] When news surfaced on Monday, September 8, that this event was not a technical or human malfunction, but rather a decision by campus officials, the students launched a protest. Petitions circulated and students pushed back against administration. Structural engineers confirmed that the stadium would suffer no structural damage caused by the vibrations created by jumping. Two days later, Chancellor John D. Wiley announced that the "Jump Around" tradition would resume.[35] The song's title is displayed on unofficial Wisconsin Badgers clothing and apparel, along with the credit/debit cards of the university's employee/student/alumni credit union.

University of North Carolina

In 2004, the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team began using the song as it was a favorite tune among Rashad McCants and others on the team. The song has played at the beginning of every home game at the Dean Smith Center since that year. Just like Madison, during the song the entire student section jumps up and down. Occasionally, the players are seen dancing to the song as well. When the Tar Heels won the national title in 2009, the song was played over the Smith Center loudspeakers after the final buzzer. After the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament the song was played at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

When the Tar Heels moved a 2010 game against Texas to the Greensboro Coliseum, Jump Around was played before the opening tip of that game as well.

Starting with the 2012 season, the UNC football team started playing the song before home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

San Francisco Giants

This song was played at AT&T Park during San Francisco Giants baseball games when closing pitcher Brian Wilson entered the game and warmed up.[36]

New York Mets

The song was played during 2011-2012 season in Citi Field when New York Mets Third-Baseman captain David Wright went up to bat.

Los Angeles Angels

This song is played at Angel Stadium during Los Angeles Angels baseball games in the late innings. It is typically preceded by a video of the "Rally Monkey" shown on the scoreboard video screen, which usually features a clip from a classic movie with the Rally Monkey interposed into the movie scene. The Rally Monkey then holds up a "Rally Time" sign and the chorus of "Jump Around" is played to fire up the fans to cheer for the Angels to rally and catch up in the game while the Rally Monkey is shown jumping up and down.

New England Patriots

The song was played during the 2015 post-season in Gillette Stadium when the New England Patriots scored the final touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens. The most widely heard playing of the song came at the end of Super Bowl XLIX before Bob Costas presided over the presentations of the Pete Rozelle Trophy to Tom Brady and the Vince Lombardi Trophy to Robert Kraft.

Gary Anderson

Scottish darts world champion Gary Anderson uses the song as his walk-on music.[37]

Donald Trump 2016 presidential candidate

In 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump used the song at some of his rallies. In response, on April 4, lead vocalist Everlast posted scathing messages to Trump via Twitter, saying: "Hey @realDonaldTrump stop using my song jump around at your rallies you piece of shit. Cease and desist is coming you scumbag." He later told Billboard magazine: "This guy is supposedly this really good businessman, which is the biggest load of shit ever," he told Billboard. "The smartest businessman in the world should know that you have to license this music if it makes an appearance on TV with you, and they're making appearances on TV -- so you're a moron. And the reason he doesn't ask anybody -- a lot of people have asked him to cease and desist -- [is] because every fucking person would say, 'No, fuck you,' except for whatever right-wing country artist wants to give him the song, and I don't even think there's many of them."[38]

Arsenal Football Club

The song is played by English football club Arsenal right before the team returns to the field at half time of every home game at Emirates Stadium.

Melbourne City FC

The song is played by Australian football club Melbourne City FC after they score goals during home games at AAMI Park.

Dallas Stars

The song is played by the Dallas Stars ice hockey team prior to face-off of the third period of their home games at American Airlines Center.

Vegas Golden Knights

The song is played by the Vegas Golden Knights ice hockey team prior to face-off of the third period of their home games at T-Mobile Arena.

Cover versions


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