#95 – House of Pain – “Jump Around” – (1992)

This song is awesome. It’s relatively simple, musically – just kind of the same short little thing over and over… and that weird electronic screaming. Then there’s Everlast rapping… or just yelling “jump” over and over… a Jock Jams classic. Since #96 centered on Euro-dance music, I’ll let #95 revolve around U.S. based hip hop, and mention “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)” by Us3 (with Gerard Presencer on trumpet). “Cantaloop” is technically classified as “jazz rap” – which is so popular – and it was from a group signed to a jazz label… the song is just sweet. Hmm, #95 has become just as much about Us3 as House of Pain.