"Jump in My Car" The original and the Hasselhoff version

by David Spark on April 23, 2009

Major props to @russ61 for alerting me to the original version of “Jump in My Car” by the Australian pub rock band, The Ted Mulry Gang. The song was originally performed back in 1975. I had mentioned the more recent David Hasselhoff version when I made an appearance on this week’s episode of Cranky Geeks with John C. Dvorak. Hasselhoff’s “Jump in My Car” is one of the creepiest and worst videos ever made. Unlike the original, Hasselhoff version comes off as a dirty man trying to lure young women into his car. And it’s not accidental. That’s obviously what he wanted the viewers to think.

Here’s the original in all its 70s goodness.

And here’s the Hasselhoff version (2006) in all its intended creepiness.


I’ve been a fan of David Hasselhoff for years for all the right and wrong reasons. When I lived in Chicago in the mid 1990s, I used to do a weekly radio segment, “The Baywatch Report,” on a popular station, The Loop.

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CindyK April 24, 2009 at 11:25 am

Ew.Really Ew. Disturbing Ew.

Why would he want to make that kind of impression????

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