Jumpin' Jack Flash

original song written and composed by Jagger–Richards; first recorded by The Rolling Stones

"Jumpin' Jack Flash" is a song by the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones are an English rock band. The song was released as a single in 1968. It is not on any of the band's studio albums. It is one of the group's most popular songs. Many music makers have made cover versions of the song, such as Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. The Rolling Stones have played the song over 1,000 times at concerts.[5]

"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
Single by the Rolling Stones
B-side"Child of the Moon"
  • 24 May 1968 (1968-05-24) (UK)
  • 1 June 1968 (US)
Recorded20 April 1968
StudioOlympic, London
Producer(s)Jimmy Miller[4]
Music video
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" on YouTube

"Jumpin' Jack Flash" is a blues rock song. The band was known for making blues rock. However, the band also made other types of music, such as psychedelic music and baroque pop. Albums such as Between the Buttons (1967) and Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) did not have blues rock on them. Because of this, "Jumpin' Jack Flash" was the band's return to making blues rock.[6][7]


  1. Brackett 2008, pp. 233–234.
  2. Milward 2013, p. 128.
  3. Unterberger, Richie. ""Jumpin' Jack Flash" – The Rolling Stones". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  4. Rice 1982, p. 117.
  5. "The Rolling Stones Tour Statistics". setlist.fm. Archived from the original on 14 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  6. Hear Mick Jagger & Brian Jones (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).
  7. "Jumpin' Jack Flash". Rolling Stone. 9 December 2004. Archived from the original on 23 December 2007.