Jerk It Out

"Jerk It Out" is a song by Swedish rock band Caesars. It was released in April 2003 as the lead single from their album Love for the Streets; it is also featured on the follow-up Paper Tigers in remixed form. The song was an international success following a re-release in 2005, reaching number eight on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

"Jerk It Out"
Jerk It Out - The Caesars.jpg
Single by Caesars
from the album Love for the Streets, Paper Tigers and 39 Minutes of Bliss
B-side
  • "The Cannibals" (2003)
  • "Up All Night" (2005)
Released2003
Length3:16
Label
Songwriter(s)Joakim Åhlund
Producer(s)Joakim Åhlund
Caesars singles chronology
"Fun and Games"
(2003)
"Jerk It Out"
(2003)
"We Got to Leave"
(2005)

Chart performanceEdit

The song was originally released in 2003 and made an appearance on the UK Singles Chart, at number 60.[1] It was re-released in 2005 and appeared on their album of that year, Paper Tigers. The re-release peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart,[1] number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100[2] and number 19 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.[3]

Music videoEdit

The music video appears to be filmed in Havana, Cuba in front of the Riveria movie theater. Some shots appear to be on the Malecon, the coastal road in Havana.

Track listingsEdit

2003Edit

2005Edit

Charts and certificationsEdit

Use in mediaEdit

The song's appearance on charts was helped by prolific use in mid-2000s media, including commercials for the iPod Shuffle, Mobiltel, Nivea, Coca-Cola (in South Africa and Indonesia) as well as a 2009 Renault Mégane spot. Furthermore, it was used in the video games Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (arcade and PlayStation 2 versions), FIFA Football 2004, Just Dance, Rock Band 3 (as downloadable content), Samba de Amigo (downloadable content for the Wii version), SSX 3, and LMA Manager.

The song was part of the soundtrack of many films, including The Benchwarmers, Captivity, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Fun with Dick and Jane and Yours, Mine and Ours. It featured in trailers for Knight and Day, The Pink Panther and Garfield Gets Real, while the remix of the song was used in the trailer for Clerks II.

The song was used in the car sketch in the Eddsworld short "Random Bits".

The song was included in the TV series Dawson's Creek, the CBS series Cold Case, the NBC series Las Vegas, the HBO series Entourage, NCIS, and the British series Teachers.

In 2017, it was sampled by rapper Tiggs Da Author in his song "Work It Out".[22]

In 2020, the song was used to introduce the character Dani Rojas in episode 6 of the TV series Ted Lasso.[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Caesars Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Caesars Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  4. ^ Jerk It Out (European CD single liner notes). Caesars. Dolores Recordings, Virgin Records. 2003. DINSD244, 724354707629.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Jerk It Out (UK 7-inch single sleeve). Caesars. Dolores Recordings, Virgin Records. 2003. DINS244, 724354707674.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ Jerk It Out (UK & European CD single liner notes). Caesars. Dolores Recordings, Virgin Records. 2005. DINSD 274, 7243 8 72622 2 5.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ Jerk It Out (UK 7-inch single sleeve). Caesars. Dolores Recordings, Virgin Records. 2005. DINS 274, 7243 8 69854 7 7.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ Jerk It Out (US promo CD liner notes). Caesars. Astralwerks. 2005. ASW 19248.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ Jerk It Out (Australian CD single liner notes). Caesars. EMI Music Australia. 2005. DINSD 274, 7243 8 72622 2 5.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Caesars – Jerk It Out". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Caesars – Jerk It Out" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Caesars – Jerk It Out" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Caesars – Jerk It Out" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Caesars". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Caesars – Jerk It Out". Singles Top 100.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Caesars – Jerk It Out". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Caesars Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  19. ^ "Caesars Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  20. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2005" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  21. ^ "British single certifications – Caesars – Jerk It Out". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  22. ^ "Tiggs Da Author - Work It Out (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  23. ^ "TED LASSO Soundtrack - Songs / Music List from the Serie". Soundtracks. 19 August 2020. Retrieved 16 February 2021.

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