"Jump Around" is a song by the American hip hop group House of Pain, produced by DJ Muggs of the 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. "Jump Around" was featured at position 24 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s,[1] number 66 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop, and number 325 on Blender's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born. The song is popular among dancehall DJs and is widely regarded in the United Kingdom as a club classic.

"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
Songwriter(s)Lawrence Muggerud, Erik Schrody
Producer(s)DJ Muggs
House of Pain singles chronology
"Jump Around"
"Shamrocks & Shenanigans"


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 videoEdit

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.[citation needed]

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

Track listingsEdit

  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


Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1992–1993) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 28
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[8] 45
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[9] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 9
Ireland (IRMA)[11]
with "Top o' the Morning to Ya"
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 31
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 32
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17]
with "Top o' the Morning to Ya"
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 3
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[19] 17
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[20] 14
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[21] 5
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[22] 13
Chart (2004) Peak
Ireland Dance (IRMA)[23] 7
Chart (2012) Peak
France (SNEP)[24] 180

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1992) Position
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[25] 96
US Billboard Hot 100[26] 24
Chart (1993) Position
Australia (ARIA)[27] 97


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[28] Gold 35,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Gold 400,000 
United States (RIAA)[30] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

In popular cultureEdit

In advertisingEdit

The song was featured in:

  • "Hot Item", a Bridgestone Tires TV commercial that premiered during Super Bowl 2009, featuring two astronauts driving a buggy on one of the moons of Saturn then get out of the vehicle to collect rock samples and dance.[31]
  • "Singing Can", a 30-second Pringles TV commercial by the advertising firm Grey Worldwide and launched in August 2000, featuring "Mr. Pringles at a hip New York loft party" singing "Jump Around".[33]


The song has been featured in films like Mrs. Doubtfire, The Rookie, Rush Hour, Happy Gilmore, Kiss of Death, Detention, Ready to Rumble, Black Hawk Down, Jack Reacher, The Internship, Turbo, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Central Intelligence, War Dogs and Bridget Jones's Baby.


The song was featured in the BBC Radio Scotland series Off the Ball.


Fan chantsEdit

Gary AndersonEdit

Scottish darts world champion Gary Anderson uses the song as his walk-on music.[34]

Arsenal Football ClubEdit

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.

Dallas StarsEdit

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.

Los Angeles AngelsEdit

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.

Melbourne City FCEdit

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

New England PatriotsEdit

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.

New York MetsEdit

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

San Francisco GiantsEdit

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.[35]

University of North CarolinaEdit

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.

University of Wisconsin–MadisonEdit

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.[36] 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.[37] It stirred up fans and players and eventually became a tradition.[37]

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.[38] 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.[39] 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.

Vegas Golden KnightsEdit

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.


It was featured in the UK-Canadian children's series Chris Cross; it is 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 (Who Loves Me)", to get the male T-rex to dance to impress the female T-rex; in the Kids Incorporated season 9 episode "Face Your Fears" (1993),[40] in the TBS talk show Lopez Tonight; in My Name Is Earl; in New Girl season 2 when Jess, Nick, and Schmidt are celebrating the return of hot water to their loft; in The Tonight Show when the 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.[41]

Donald Trump 2016 presidential candidateEdit

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."[42]

Cover versionsEdit


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