There were two songs called JUMP that made the Top 5 in the first half of 1984, and both were by family bands.

JUMP by Van Halen hit the US Billboard pop charts in January 1984 and got to #1 on February 25, spending five weeks at the top spot. This was their only song to top the charts. The song is from the 1983 album titled 1984.

The band consisted of brothers Eddie Van Halen on guitar and Alex Van Halen on drums, plus Michael Anthony on bass, and David Lee Roth on vocals, as opposed to Sammy Hagar or Gary Cherrone.

JUMP (For My Love) by the Pointer Sisters entered the Billboard pop charts and soul charts in April 1984, eventually hitting #3 for two weeks on both charts. They had bigger hits: Fire (1978/79) and Slow Hand (1981) went to #2, and He’s So Shy (1980) also went to #3 but all went “gold” in the US.

The group by that time was comprised of sisters Ruth, Anita, and June Pointer. Bonnie went solo in 1978. JUMP (For My Love) came from their 1983 breakout album Break Out. June died in 2006 from cancer at the age of 52.

Listen to :

JUMP by Van Halen here or here

JUMP (For My Love) by the Pointer Sisters here or here or here