Coffee Break: Jump!

The Pointer Sisters 'Break Out'
The Pointer Sisters 'Break Out' (Album art)

This morning, Jill spun The Pointer Sisters' "Jump (For My Love)" from their 1983 hit album Break Out for her Vinyl Tap pick.

According to co-songwriter Marti Sharron, the instrumental track was made first and when the lyricists heard it they jumped up and down, thus inspiring the lyrics.

So for our 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention jump, leap, hop or spring in their lyrics?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

The Cure - Jumping Someone Else's Train
Robert Johnson - Preaching Blues Up Jumped The Devil
Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe
Guided By Voices - Watch Me Jumpstart
Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop
John Maus - Quantum Leap
Harry Belafonte - Jump in the Line


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