Perhaps the most significant take away here though is the reverb used. On a global hit you would be forgiven for thinking an AMS RMX 16 or Lexicon 480L was used, but no.

Given it was the mid 1980s, the list of recording gear used was the very best of what was available at the time. A 56‑input SSL 4000 E Series console mated to a Studer A80 24 Track.

EMT plate reverbs were among the many reverb units used on the recording, as well as two of the latest digital reverbs, the AMS RMX 16 and the Sony DRE-2000.

Being recorded in 1984, I find Jason Corsaro’s recollection of which reverbs were used to be difficult to comprehend. In an interview with SOS Magazine he claims…

Van Halen’s Jump was the biggest selling single of the 1980s, you could no go anywhere without hearing it on radio or TV. Given it’s extensive use of keyboards…