” Jump ( for my love ) ” is by The Pointer Sisters, the American R&B singing group consisting of June, Ruth and Anita Pointer. The song was written by Stephen Mitchell, Marti Sharron and Gary Skardina.
Production for the single was by Richard Perry, who in 1978 formed the record label Planet Records which he later sold to RCA. It is widely acknowledged that he helped craft Rod Stewart’s popular and commercially successful pop standards albums in the Great American Songbook series.
Along with Richard Perry, the song also credits Associate Producers Stephen Mitchell and Gary Skardina.
The song was released on the 11th of April 1984 by record label Planet and taken as the third single from the group’s tenth album, Breakout.
Initially ” Jump ( for my love ) ” was to be called simply ” Jump “. However, this was changed and ( for my love ) added before the release because of Van Halen’s ” Jump “. Van Halen had released their single earlier in the year, so it was decided to add ( for my love ) to avoid confusion.
Initially ” Jump ( for my love ) ” was to be released as the second single from the album, it was replaced by ” Automatic ” because of the considerable radio and dance club airplay.
Although the song was pushed back, ” Jump ( for my love ) ” was to become the most successful song from the album in the United States. There the song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent twenty-four weeks on that chart. It also reached eleven on the Adult Contemporary and peaked at three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Charts.
Outside of the United States, ” Jump ( for my love ) ” was a commercial success for The Pointer Sisters. The song made the top 5 in Belgium where it peaked at number three ( Flemish chart ). In Germany, the song peaked at number twenty, Ireland two, Netherlands nine, New Zealand three and Switzerland thirteen.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 23rd of June 1984 and peaked at number six; there it spent ten weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 3
UK Highest Chart Position: 6
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (Kent Music Report) 8, Canada 4, Germany 20, Ireland 2, Netherlands (Top 40) 10, Belgium 3 ( Flemish Chart )
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