Pointer Sisters: Jump (For My Love)

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Posted December 16, 2010 by J Matthew Cobb in HiDef

Even though Van Halen made us jump first, the Pointer Sisters made us jump higher

No one can honestly say that they hated this song. If they do, they probably weren’t born in the Eighties or they just don’t know how to have a fun time. The Pointer Sisters had already sealed their place in pop history after scoring hit singles in the ’80’s, beginning with 1980’s “He’s So Shy,” then 1981’s ‘Slow Hand” and then 1984’s “Automatic.” But “Jump (For My Love)” was the beginning of their pop takeover. It made them MTV darlings and sent their Break Out LP into triple-platinum victory. Looking back, we still haven’t giving the Pointers all the credit they deserve. Usually, most of us are guilty at thrusting them into a hideaway chest that only comes out at Eighties-only parties. But it’s always a good time to put “Jump (For My Love)” on. Its perky hi-NRG synths, bubbly melody and the gospel inflections in June Pointer’s lead vocals should never be exclusively limited to ’80’s parties. Go ahead and enjoy the music video.

J MATTHEW COBB


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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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