Jerk It Out

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"Jerk It Out"
Jerk It Out - The Caesars.jpg
Single by Caesars
from the album Love for the Streets, Paper Tigers and 39 Minutes of Bliss
Released 7 April 2003
14 March 2005 (re-release)
30 April 2006 (re-release)
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 2001-02
Genre Indie rock, garage rock revival
Length 3:16
Label Virgin, Astralwerks
Songwriter(s) Joakim Åhlund
Caesars singles chronology
"Fun and Games"
"Jerk It Out"
"We Got to Leave"

"Jerk It Out" is a song by the Swedish rock band Caesars. It was released in April 2003 as the lead single from their album Love for the Streets; it is also featured on the follow-up Paper Tigers in remixed form. The song's appearance on charts was helped by prolific use in mid-2000s media, including commercials for the iPod Shuffle, Mobiltel, Nivea, Coca-Cola (in South Africa and Indonesia) as well as a 2009 Renault Mégane spot. Furthermore, it was used in the video games Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (arcade and PlayStation 2 versions), FIFA Football 2004, Just Dance, Rock Band 3 (as downloadable content), Samba de Amigo (downloadable content for the Wii version), SSX 3, and LMA Manager.

The song was part of the soundtrack of many films, including The Benchwarmers, Captivity, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Fun with Dick and Jane and Yours, Mine and Ours. It featured in trailers for Knight and Day, The Pink Panther and Garfield Gets Real, while the remix of the song was used in the trailer for Clerks II.

The song was used in the car sketch in the Eddsworld episode "Random Bits".

The song was included in the TV series Dawson's Creek, the HBO series Entourage, NCIS, the British series Teachers, and the dancing game Just Dance.

In 2017, it was sampled by rapper Tiggs Da Author in his song "Work It Out".[1]

UK track listing[edit]


  1. "Jerk It Out"
  2. "Out of My Hands"
  3. "She's a Planet"
  1. "Jerk It Out"
  2. "The Cannibals"


  1. "Jerk It Out"
  2. "The Longer We Stay Together"
  1. "Jerk It Out"
  2. "Up All Night"

Chart performance[edit]

The song was originally released in 2003 and only made an appearance on the UK Singles Chart (at number 60). It was re-released in 2005 and appeared on their album of that year, Paper Tigers. The re-release peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart, number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 40 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.[2]


Chart (2003–06) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 43
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 51
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[5] 67
France (SNEP)[6] 26
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 68
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 32
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 76
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 8
US Billboard Hot 100 70
US Billboard Adult Top 40 36
US Billboard Hot Dance Airplay 19
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 40

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Las Vegas in front of the Riviera. It was directed by lead singer Joakim Åhlund.[11]


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