Jump! Top Ten Leap Day Songs
I couldn’t resist posting on the first leap day since Sibyllines Syllables has existed. Happy birthday to all the leap day babies! This song list is dedicated to my leap day family and friends who are in birthday limbo most years.
I recently read an article which mentioned that one of the top five regrets of the dying was not being happier: “they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life”.
So today we’re getting silly with some light music.But first some trivia: Did you know that Superman was born on the 29th February?
When I searched my music for songs with the word “leap” I got zip. Its synonym “jump” was much more welcome in my playlist. If you’ve got some great leap songs, let us know in the comments. I don’t mean the Lambeau Leap Packers fans ;)
10. “Jumpin’, Jumpin'” – Destiny’s Child
Why? Beyoncé and Kelly.
9. “Jump” – Flo Rida featuring Nelly Furtado
Why? The song can make guinea pigs jump and that’s no easy feat.
8. “Jump into the fog” – The Wombats
Why? Just very catchy.
7. “One o’clock jump” – Count Basie
Why? Just listen to it.
6. “Jump for Joy” – Duke Ellington
Why? Ahead of its time.
5. “Jump” – Madonna
Why? Pop parkour.
4. “Jump” – Kris Kross
Why? ‘Cause my whole class thought this song was so cool. Wiggitty wigitty wiggitty wack!
3. “Jump Around” – House of Pain
Why? Saxophone squealing sticks in one’s head.
2. “Jump (for my love)” – Girls Aloud / Pointer Sisters / Swing versions
Why? ‘Cause I loved Love Actually.
1. “Jump” – Van Halen
Why? You’ve been to a live sporting event, right?
I did discover a new “leap” song while researching this post: Etta James’ “Leap of faith”.
What are your favourite leap day worthy songs?
© Chenoa Fawn. 2012.