Jump (Stems)


"Jump" is a song from Madonna's tenth studio album Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Written by Madonna, Stuart Price and Joe Henry, the song was supposed to be released as the third single of the album. However, since "Get Together" was decided as the third single, "Jump" was released as the fourth and final single from the album, on October 31, 2006 by Warner Bros. Records. The song incorporates techno music with tributes to Pet Shop Boys. Madonna sings in her lower register in the song. Its lyrics talk about self-empowerment and sufficiency while looking for the prospects of a new relationship.
Contemporary critics complimented the song and its empowerment theme. They compared it to Madonna's 1980s music and praised the club-anthem like quality of the song. The song peaked inside the top ten of the charts of some European countries, topping the charts in Italy and Hungary. In the United States, "Jump" placed in several Billboard dance charts and became one of the most popular dance hits of the decade.
The accompanying music video was shot in Tokyo during Madonna's 2006 Confessions Tour stopover. It portrayed Madonna in a blond bob wig and a leather ensemble singing the song in front of a number of neon signs. The video also featured dancers who performed the physical discipline parkour. It was also incorporated in her Confessions Tour, where Madonna and her dancers jumped around the stage actively, while singing the song. The song was used in the movie The Devil Wears Prada (2005) and the Ugly Betty season 2 finale.

While finishing her Confessions Tour in Japan, Madonna took time out from her schedule to shoot the video for "Jump". The shoot took place in various outdoor locations throughout Tokyo, as well as on a soundstage. Madonna and hairstylist Andy LeCompte decided to try a new look for her, a platinum blonde bob wig. She wore this wig in the last two nights of the Confessions Tour, and the look received compliments. Madonna also wore a black leather garment, which an Entertainment Weekly writer wrote accentuated her "toned body".
The video featured the physical discipline parkour, in which parkour artist Sébastien Foucan performed routines around the buildings of Tokyo. The video begins showing the Tokyo skyline and parkour artists standing on rooftops. As the spoken introduction starts, Madonna is shown in her wig dancing in front of a number of neon signs which contain the words Madonna and Jump in Japanese. The song continues with the dancers jumping from buildings and running through the lanes of the city. Madonna dances to the music and swivels around metallic rods in and around her, of the same design present in her tour. Before the final chorus, the dancers cease their parkour routines and stand on a lamppost.
As the chorus starts, Foucan is joined by parkour traceur Levi Meeuwenberg and Exo as they continue their routine around buildings. The video ends with Madonna stretching her arm and a shot of the Tokyo evening-sky. Entertainment Weekly was not impressed with the video overall commenting, "[f]orget about low concept, we're talking no concept! For all the money spent capturing footage of impressive rooftop leaps, I wish Madonna had chosen instead to offer us a visually sumptuous slice of storytelling, something along the lines of 'Express Yourself' or 'Bedtime Story'."
Weekly charts (2006)
Peak Position:
9: UK Singles (Official Charts Company)
5: US Bubbling Under Hot 100 (Billboard)
21: US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)
1: US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)
1: US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)
1: US Hot Singles Sales (Billboard)
Year-end charts (2006)
73: Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)
15: Italy Singles (FIMI)
16: US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)
20: US Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)
63: US Hot Singles Sales (Billboard)
Decade-end charts (2000~2009)
13: US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)
From the album Confessions on a Dance Floor
B-side: "History"
Released: October 31, 2006
Format: CD, digital download 
Recorded: 2005
Genre: Dance-pop
Length: 3:59
Label: Warner Bros.
Writer(s): Madonna, Stuart Price, Joe Henry 
Producer(s): Madonna, Stuart Price 


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