Van Halen - JUMP

First performance: 06/04/2014


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 2 times: 
 
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band perform for free on the old Reunion Arena site as part of the NCAA's March Madness Music Festival. This is the first time since December 2012 that Bruce has performed with the band in the United States. The 25-song set opens with a cover version of Van Halen's "Jump". Concert is video broadcast live over the Internet. Rips of both the audio and video circulate. Pro-shot video of "Jump" is available on Springsteen's YouTube channel. 
 
 
 
 
Final show of the High Hopes Tour.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Jump" is a song by American hard rock band Van Halen. It was released in December 1983 as the lead single from their album 1984. It is Van Halen's most successful single to date.
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

2014-04-06 - REUNION ARENA, OLD SITE, DALLAS
 
"This has something to do with basketball, am I right?," Bruce Springsteen asked at the beginning of his NCAA March Madness Music Fest performance in Dallas on Sunday. He had walked onstage with a basketball, dribbling it once or twice, as "Sweet Georgia Brown" and a bed of ominous synths played in the background. After a mock basketball tipoff, it all congealed into one big Van Halen cover – "Jump" – complete with some of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, the E Street Band, adding some horns and sax to the song’s iconic synth line.
 
 

Lyrics

I get up, and nothin' gets me down
You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around
And I know, baby, just how you feel
You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real
Ah, can't you see me standin' here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Ah, can't you see what I mean?
Ah, might as well jump
(Jump)
Might as well jump
Go ahead an' jump (jump)
Go ahead and jump
Ow oh, hey you
Who said that?
Baby, how you been?
You say you don't know
You won't know until you begin
So can't ya see me standing here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Ah, can't you see what I mean?
Ah, might as well jump
(Jump)
Go ahead and jump
Might as well jump (jump)
Go ahead and jump
Jump
Might as well jump (jump)
Go ahead and jump
Get it in, jump (jump)
Go ahead and jump
Jump
Jump
Jump
Jump