Rip It Up (Jet song)

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"Rip it Up"
Single by Jet
from the album Shine On
Released 27 November 2006 (2006-11-27)
Recorded Barbados, Summer 2006
Genre Alternative rock, hard rock
Length 3:19
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Chris Cester, Nic Cester, Cameron Muncey
Producer(s) Dave Sardy
Jet singles chronology
"Bring It on Back"
"Rip It Up"
"Shine On"

"Rip It Up" is a song from Australian rock band Jet's second album Shine On. It was released 27 November 2006 as the second single from that album in Australia. Fellow band members and brothers, Chris Cester and Nic Cester, together with Cameron Muncey, co-wrote the track.[1] At a concert at London's Brixton Academy Nic, the lead singer, announced "Here's a song we've written about Paris Hilton – it's called 'Rip It Up'", he referred to the United States socialite, Paris Hilton.[2]'s reporter claims that the track "includes lyrics threatening to kill Hilton's pet dog... [and] includes a reference to her infamous sex video."[2] The lyrics include a line from the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz: "I'm gonna get you my pretty, and your little dog too."

A music video was made for "Rip It Up". The track was originally titled "Nothing to Lose". It debuted at No. 67 on the ARIA Singles Chart and peaked at No. 49 for one week before leaving the top 50 altogether.[3] "Rip It Up" was released in the United Kingdom as the fourth single from Shine On and as a limited edition "7" vinyl. It failed to chart in the UK.

The song appeared on the soundtrack for the 2007 animation film TMNT and in the 2008 comedy Drillbit Taylor. It was played as a safety-car song during the 2007 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. It was also played at the 2007 AFL Grand Final in the opening ceremony on the day and in Holden commercials. The song was used as the theme for WWE's SummerSlam 2010.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rip It Up" Chris Cester, Nic Cester, Cameron Muncey[1] 3:19
2. "Jane Jones" Muncey 2:53
3. "I Only Like You When I'm High" C Cester, N Cester 3:19


  1. ^ a b "'Rip It Up' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 14 September 2015.  Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g Rip It Up; or at 'Performer:' Jet
  2. ^ a b "Jet Slam Hilton in New Song". World Entertainment News Network (WENN). 10 November 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  3. ^ ARIA Reports for "Rip It Up":

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