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    Default How many thought "Jump" sucked when it Debuted

    I remember when it came on Mtv on New Years Eve 1983....We were bummed out....I was 18 years old at the time...We learned to Love it but it took time.....
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    I remember the same feeling when I heard Def Leppard "Pyromania"...It was like what happened to the "High and Dry" Def Leppard???
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    Um, yes, Jump sucked from the get-go. Still does. Always will.

    However, cannot agree re: Pyromania. Although you are correct in the sense that High and Dry Def changed tone and style.

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    Wasn't around when it debuted, but hated it when I first heard it. I don't hate it now, but I really don't like it, and it doesn't rank in my Top 80 Van Halen songs, that's for sure.

    Pyromania rocks, though. Loved it since the day I bought it.
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    To be honest, I was blown away by Jump. I made a tape with it that just had Jump over and over and over again. I loved it. I still like it. My kids love it.

    Van Halen = Jump
    (whether you like it or not!)

    Van Halen is heavy, B-side, guitar driven, drum thumpin' magic, but like it or not, it's also pop rock...and they are more "popular" because of Jump, Dreams, Right Now, I'll Wait, Dancin' in the Streets, Pretty Woman, Love Walks In, When It's Love, Dance the Night Away, Not Enough, Etc.

    These songs made the other songs possible you freaks. (I'm one of you!)
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    Jump was quite an adjustment whenst it first appeared altho I did like the video since it showed the boys in action.

    I'm still not used to the song tho. To me it was the beginning of the end of VH as we (or at least I) knew them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen
    Um, yes, Jump sucked from the get-go. Still does. Always will..

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    I'm with EER.....Jump was the best thing on MTV back in the day. I couldn't get enough of it.
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    JUMP got me hooked on Van Halen. After seeing the video I was and still am a Van Halen FREAK!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
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    I'm with EER.....Jump was the best thing on MTV back in the day. I couldn't get enough of it.
    Hey I did say the vid was great, it was the actual song that took some getting used to. It wasn't easy after all of the hard rockin stuff you know.
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    I'll agree, the video is too damn good! I just don't care for the song itself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    Hey I did say the vid was great, it was the actual song that took some getting used to. It wasn't easy after all of the hard rockin stuff you know.
    I liked the whole enchilada right out of the oven. I was a VH nut already. They could do no wrong in my 14-year-old eyes.
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    How cute. Wish I felt the same but alas, I do not.

    Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    How cute. Wish I felt the same but alas, I do not.

    Oh well.
    That's because you've never been 14.
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    I was 13 and loved it.

    I grew to hate it over the years, but in 1984...nope.

    You know how many people in their early 30's now were turned onto Van Halen by "Jump" and its video on MTV? A shitload, it's a hugely important song in VH's history, if not THE most important. Millions of people became VH fans after the song and video came out.
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