Jump! Van Halen’s #1@1 ;)

Jump! Van Halen’s #1@1 ;)

I get up and nothing gets me down!!! Probably one of the most distinctive and instantly-recognizable songs– Van Halen’s “Jump”set new standards for rock music in the 80s and catapulted their explosive rise to stardom.  Jump remains Van Halen’s only song to peak at number 1 on Billboard hot 100 chart.

Released January 9, 1984 the infamous synthesizer intro was written by Eddie Van Halen and the idea of using a synthesizer as a lead instrument on a rock song was rare at that time.