Song of the Day Apr 26

April 26, 2024

This month I’m focusing on One Hit Wonders of the 90s.

Today our song is:  Jump Around 

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

The origin of the squeal has been the subject of debate. In a 2006 interview with Seattle Weekly, Divine Styler's article mentions sampling the same squeal 'Jump Around' used for his single "Ain't Sayin' Nothin", Complex also noted this potential connection with "Ain't Sayin' Nothin" in 2012.

American blogger Anil Dash and musician Questlove of hip-hop band The Roots have insisted on Prince's "Gett Off" as the source, while WhoSampled had listed Junior Walker and the All Stars' "Shoot Your Shot" as the source. In 2016, a Newsweek reader performed a spectrogram analysis, which revealed that the sample more closely matched "Shoot Your Shot", and House of Pain member Everlast himself told Questlove that it was a horn making the squeal and not Prince. However, Anil Dash claimed the band denied that the sample was Prince to avoid paying royalties to the singer. Prince never commented on the matter. The Prince connection was also noted in a performance by Bruno Mars using 'Gett Off' and 'Jump Around' together for a dance routine with his single Finesse at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

For his part, DJ Muggs said the sample came from neither Prince nor Junior Walker, likely as a way to avoid licensing fees. In 2020, Everlast stated that the sample came from Divine Styler's "Ain't Sayin' Nothin", which samples "Shoot Your Shot".



  1. I will dance to's infectious but not my fav...oh well:)


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