Baby Jump

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"Baby Jump"
Single by Mungo Jerry
from the album Electronically Tested
B-side "The Man Behind The Piano"/"Live From Hollywood" (Maggie, Midnight Special, Mighty Man)
Released 1971
Genre Pop-Rock and roll
Length 4:10
Label Dawn Records (UK)
Janus Records (US)
Writer(s) Ray Dorset
Producer(s) Barry Murray
Mungo Jerry singles chronology
"In the Summertime"
(1970)
"Baby Jump"
(1971)
"Lady Rose"
(1971)

"Baby Jump" is a popular song, released as a single in 1971 by Mungo Jerry.

Written by the group's lead vocalist and guitarist Ray Dorset and produced by Barry Murray, it was the band's second No. 1 single, reaching the top of the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in March 1971.[1] The song originally entered at No. 32 and dropped out of the chart due to lack of sales data because of a national postal strike, but re-entered two weeks later at No. 14. The song also reached No. 5 in the Irish Singles Chart.

Like the group's debut single, "In the Summertime," it was a maxi-single playing at 33 rpm. The second track on the A-side was a Paul King composition, "The Man Behind the Piano". The B-side, which had a playing time of 9 minutes 50 seconds, included live recordings from their Hollywood Festival appearance of "Maggie" (excerpt), "Midnight Special", and "Mighty Man".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 255–8. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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Preceded by
"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison
UK number one single
6 March 1971 for two weeks
Succeeded by
"Hot Love" by T Rex