1984 Song of the Year - Jump (For My Love) by The Pointer Sisters

by Paul Siciliano


So I was kind of a weird kid.  I have always been a fan of popular music (the dancier the better) but I was always disappointed by the Grammys because those winning awards, for the most part, were artists I really did not like.  So, starting at the age of 10, I started giving out my own awards.  I had tons of categories.  The most important, however, was Song of the Year.  And after a while, I gave up on the other categories.  Still, to this day, I continue to name my Song of the Year. 

The first year 1984, I gave it The Pointer Sisters for "Jump (For My Love)".  I remember that The Pointer Sisters album, Break Out , was the first cassette I had every purchased (along with Lionel Richie's Can't Slow Down )  I had own records, mostly singles and a couple LPs.  I was quick to embrace the cassette format (which is strange considering how slow it took me to embrace CDs).  

Anyway, The Pointer Sisters was probably the first musical act that I totally loved.  Oddly, I thought I was the only one.  When I was a child, I was embarrassed to share my music tastes.  I was genuinely surprised when the song was played in school, and all the other kids knew the lyrics and love it as much as I did. 

Oh yeah, each day, I will go through every winner from 1984 to the Present with some nostalgia of my love of the song.