Jump in My Car

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"Jump in My Car" is a song originally recorded by Australian rock band Ted Mulry Gang in 1975. The song was written by Australian singer Ted Mulry and guitarist Les Hall, and was the first hit for the band in Australia. "Jump In My Car" was number one in Australia in 1976 for six weeks.[1] The song is heavily influenced by The Maurerische Trauermusik in C minor, K. 477; an orchestral work composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jump in My Car" (Ted Mulry) 2:58
  2. "Jump in My Car" (EMC Remix) (Ted Mulry) 3:17
  3. "Jump in My Car" (Hoff's Housed up Mix) (Ted Mulry) 5:02
  4. "Jump in My Car" (Video) 3:01

David Hasselhoff version[edit]

"Jump in My Car"
Jump In My Car Cover.PNG
Single by David Hasselhoff
  • 22 January 2006 (Australia)
  • 2 October 2006 (UK)
FormatCD single
LabelSkintight Records
Songwriter(s)Ted Mulry, Les Hall
Producer(s)Harry Vanda
David Hasselhoff singles chronology
"Do the Limbo Dance"
"Jump in My Car"
"It's a Real Good Feeling"

A cover version of the song was released by David Hasselhoff in Australia on 22 January 2006 ahead of his first tour there, and was later released on iTunes UK on 2 October 2006. On 8 October 2006, the song debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart. It received publicity from the "Get Hasselhoff to Number 1" campaign, which originally campaigned to get "Looking for Freedom" released but later switched its attentions to "Jump in My Car". The song also received backing from BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills and The Sun newspaper.

The music video for the song was filmed in Glebe in Sydney, Australia and was ranked number 2 in MAX music's World's Worst Ever Video countdown in 2008. According to Hasselhoff, the video was intended as a joke, a parody of himself. The 1983 Pontiac Trans Am in the video has been modified to look like KITT from Knight Rider. Most notably, due to the video being filmed in Australia, the car was right hand drive.

Hasselhoff sang this song on an episode of the TV show America's Got Talent. His cover of the song was a running gag on Quizmania.


Other cover versions[edit]

Guitarist Chris Spedding released the song as a 45 (RAK 228) in January 1976. The song was also included on his self-titled album released the following April.


  1. ^ "Australia's (David Kent) Weekly Single Charts from 1976". December 26, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – David – Jump in My Car". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – David – Jump in My Car" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Jump in My Car". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2006" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved October 12, 2018.

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