The rock band Van Halen released their song ‘Jump’ in 1984, and it quickly became one of the most iconic songs of the decade. With its uplifting lyrics and melodic guitar riffs, ‘Jump’ was an instant hit and the music video was just as memorable. Directed by David Lee Roth and Pete Angelus, it featured the band in an array of humorous and over-the-top costumes and sets.
The video begins with the band members running around a large mansion dressed in bright orange jumpsuits and playing their instruments. They then jump onto an elaborate trampoline and launch themselves into the air. As they perform their soaring stunts, the camera cuts to a futuristic cityscape where the band is seen soaring through the sky. The video culminates with the band members landing in a pool and emerging from the water, triumphant and ready to perform for their adoring fans. The video for ‘Jump’ was an instant classic, and it remains one of the most iconic music videos of all time.