"Jump Around" by House of Pain was a huge hit in 1992. It charted on multiple Billboard charts including:

U.S. Billboard Hot 1003
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles5
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 4013
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales1
U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles17

It was also ranked on a couple of VH1's best of lists. According to Wikipedia:

On VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s, "Jump Around" was featured at position 24.[1] It was number 66 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

The song is still a staple in clubs and bars around the world, but it has been featured in many movies and TV shows:  Mrs. DoubtfireThe RookieDaredevilRush HourHappy GilmoreKiss of DeathDetentionBlack Hawk DownJack ReacherTurbo, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, just to name a few.

I thought this song was well suited for St. Patrick's Day because the members of House of Pain are proud Irish Americans. In fact, the music video was filmed during the 1992 NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade.


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