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
Released7 April 2003
14 March 2005 (re-release)
30 April 2006 (re-release)
FormatCD single, 7"
Recorded2001-02
GenreIndie rock, garage rock revival
Length3:16
LabelVirgin, Astralwerks
Songwriter(s)Joakim Åhlund
Caesars singles chronology
"Fun and Games"
(2003)
"Jerk It Out"
(2003)
"We Got to Leave"
(2005)

"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 was an international success, reaching number eight on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Chart performance[edit]

The song was originally released in 2003 and made an appearance on the UK Singles Chart, at number 60.[1] It was re-released in 2005 and appeared on their album of that year, Paper Tigers. The re-release peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart,[1] number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100[2] and number 19 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Las Vegas in front of the Riviera. It was directed by lead singer Joakim Åhlund.[4]

Track listings[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Use in media[edit]

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, FIFA 2008, 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, and the British series Teachers.

In 2017, it was sampled by rapper Tiggs Da Author in his song "Work It Out".[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Caesars Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Caesars Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "mvdbase.com - the Caesars - "Jerk it out"". www.mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Caesars – Jerk It Out". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Caesars – Jerk It Out" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Caesars – Jerk It Out" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Caesars – Jerk It Out". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Caesars". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Caesars – Jerk It Out". Singles Top 100.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Caesars – Jerk It Out". Swiss Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Caesars Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "Caesars Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  15. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2005" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. p. 2. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  16. ^ "British single certifications – Caesars – Jerk It Out". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 January 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Jerk It Out in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  17. ^ "Tiggs Da Author - Work It Out (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 22 September 2017.

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