Don’t stand still. Go ahead and jump.

Eddie Van Halen died Tuesday of cancer at age 65.

As just about everyone of a certain age knows, he was the lead guitarist of Van Halen, which he co-founded in 1972 with his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David Lee Roth. The band’s most-successful single ever was its No. 1 hit Jump, the lead single from its 1984 album. I was a junior in high school when the album was released in 1984.

The lyrics to Jump were written by Roth:

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