Jump In!

Jump In!

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This high-energy collection is the soundtrack to a Disney Channel original film, starring High School Musical's Corbin Bleu and Akeelah and the Bee's Keke Palmer. Jump In! offers a slightly subversive twist to the follow-your-dreams theme: A promising teen boxer (Bleu)

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This high-energy collection is the soundtrack to a Disney Channel original film, starring High School Musical's Corbin Bleu and Akeelah and the Bee's Keke Palmer. Jump In! offers a slightly subversive twist to the follow-your-dreams theme: A promising teen boxer (Bleu) discovers his latent passion for double-dutch jump-rope and secretly joins a team; when word gets out, he must choose between "following his heart and letting what others think determine his destiny." This companion album -- three songs featuring the film's leads and ten others by new, little-known artists -- enhances the film's energy with an effervescent pop/hip-hop/R&B hybrid familiar to any parent regularly exposed to the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon (where it is ubiquitous in the commercials and in some shows). The song titles perfectly convey the enthusiastic, ultra-positive flavor, from "It's On" and "I'm Ready" to "Live It Up" and "Let It Go" to the three titles featuring the word "jump" (one of which, Lil' Josh's "Jump," is a cover of House of Pain's 1993 classic "Jump Around" with new lyrics). The influence of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Rihanna, and boy bands loom large over the album; a couple of ballads and the occasional Latin or Caribbean tinge add a dash of spice to the proceedings, and among the lesser-known performers (one suspects they are Disney superstars-in-waiting), T-Squad's "Vertical" shows the most personality. Bleu's presence will certainly win Jump In! an immediate audience -- one that won't be disappointed and one that's sure to grow with each subsequent rebroadcast of this engaging show.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The soundtrack to the Jump In! movie, which aired on the Disney Channel in early 2007, is entirely devoted to the lighter side of hip-hop/R&B. Though three of the songs (Keke Palmer's "It's My Turn Now" and "Jumpin'," and Corbin Bleu's "Push It to the Limit") are performed by the stars of the film, everything else is performed by other artists, including N.L.T., T-Squad, Sebastian Mego, Jordan Pruitt, Jupiter Rising, Drew Seeley, Prima J, Jeannie Ortega, Lil' Josh, and Kyle. In keeping with the movie's story of a double dutch tournament in Brooklyn, many of the songs are oriented, directly or indirectly, toward athletic achievement and pushing it to the limit. You wouldn't expect a Disney production to get into anything too heavy, but usually it's pretty innocuous optimistic hip-hop
ap with more of a conventionally song-oriented emphasis than the style usually has, with no less than four songs that use the word "jump" in the title.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2007
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4988064125869
catalogNumber:
70816
Rank:
224199

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Jump In! 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like hip hop/pop tunes, boy, you are going to be in heaven with this CD! This is a great CD, with lots of positive song lyrics and hot dance tunes! I also liked this CD because there's a lot of little known artists on here, so there's tons of fresh and new tunes. Some faves from this CD- Vertical-T-squad, Go!-Jupiter Rising, and It's On-N.L.T.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I got my of Jump In in the mail, I put it in my CD player and listened to almost the whole CD. I recommend you buy this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the song ''Push It 2 The Limit'' by Corbin Bleu. And I also like the song ''It's My Turn Now'' by Keke Palmer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this cd! I listen to it over and over!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago