From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"Jump Around" is a hit single by the band House of Pain. This song became a smash hit in 1992, reaching #3 in the U.S.A. 1993 re-release of the song in the UK, where the original had been a minor hit, peaked at #8. On VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s, "Jump Around" was featured at position 24. It was number 66 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. The song is popular among dance hall DJs and is widely regarded in the UK as a club classic. Blender's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born listed it at number 325.
The song is known widely by its distinctive horn fanfare intro, sampled from the Bob & Earl's 1963 track "Harlem Shuffle". The squealing sound at the start of every bar of music is a scream sampled from Prince's "Gett Off." The song also samples "Daddy Sang Bass" track # 12 from Johnny Cash's The Holy Land originally penned by Carl Perkins.