Jump Down

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"Jump Down"
Single by B*Witched
from the album Awake and Breathe
Released 20 March 2000
Format CD single, cassette
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop
Length 3:03
Label Epic
Writer(s) Tracy Ackerman, Martin Brannigan, Ray "Madman" Hedges
Producer(s) Tracey Ackerman, Ray Hedges
B*Witched singles chronology
"I Shall Be There"
(1999)
"Jump Down"
(2000)
"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"
(2013)
Alternative cover
UK CD2 (The Mixes) cover

"Jump Down" is a song by Irish girl group B*Witched, released as their seventh and (to date) final single. It was released on 20 March 2000 as the third and final single from their second studio album Awake and Breathe (1999). It became their lowest chart peak in the UK Top 40, reaching number 16.

Background[edit]

"Jump Down" was chosen as the album's third single. It was remixed and given a more edgier and dancier vibe for its release. The girls changed their looks to go along with it, sporting a new 'sexier' image that saw them posing in FHM magazine as well as adapting raunchier dance moves. The song has been criticised because of its nonsensical lyrics, seemingly based around the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle".[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Jump Down" features the girls in a long black tunnel with lots of lights performing an energetic dance routine. This was their first video to feature dancers and was directed by Tim Royes.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

"Jump Down" became the group's lowest charting single, peaking at number 16 on the UK Singles Chart. It spent seven weeks on the chart, only two of which were in the top 40. It sold roughly 44,000 copies in the UK and was B*Witched's last single for thirteen years, until they released a cover of "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" in December 2013 along with the other bands from The Big Reunion.

Releases[edit]

  • UK CD 1
  1. "Jump Down" (radio mix) 3:14
  2. "We 4 Girls" (live) 4:38
  3. "Leaves" (live) 4:42
  4. "Leaves" (video)
  • UK CD 2
  1. "Jump Down" (radio mix) 3:01
  2. "Jump Down" (The Alimighty Definitive Mix) 6:49
  3. "Jump Down" (The Bold & The Beautiful In Memphis Mix) 6:52
  4. "Jump Down" (video)
  • UK cassette single
  1. "Jump Down" 3:01
  2. "Leaves" (live) 4:51
  • UK promo [XPCD 2449]
  1. "Jump Down" 3:01
  • UK vinyl [XPR 3385]
  1. "Jump Down" (The Bold & The Beautiful In Memphis Mix) 6:52
  2. "Jump Down" (The Alimighty Definitive Mix) 6:48

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 88
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 16

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