Jump in My Car

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

"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.

The original 1975 recording was sampled by TISM in their 1998 song "There's Gonna Be Sex Tonite". In a satirical video on their album www.tism.wanker.com they state that "Jump In My Car" 'sensitively' covers of the issue of date rape.

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.

David Hasselhoff version[edit]

"Jump in My Car"
Jump In My Car Cover.PNG
Single by David Hasselhoff
Released 22 January 2006 (Australia)
2 October 2006 (UK)
Format CD single
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop
Length 3:01
Label Skintight Records
Writer(s) Ted Mulry
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.

The 1983 Pontiac Trans Am in the clip 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 also sang this song on an episode of the TV show America's Got Talent.

Hasselhoff's cover of the song was a running gag on Quizmania.

According to David Hasselhoff, the video was intended as a joke, a parody of himself.

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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"S.O.S." by ABBA
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
19 January 1976 – 29 February 1976
Succeeded by
"Convoy" by CW McCall