Who Sang Pump It Up? Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello This Year’s Model cover art

Some other versions of "Pump It Up"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Elvis Costello
release date: 1978-3-17
length: 3:15
producer: Nick Lowe
performer: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
phonographic copyright by: Elvis Costello
I've been on tenderhooks, ending in dirty looks
List'ning to the Muzak, thinking 'bout this 'n' that
She said, "That's that, I don't want to chitter-chat"
Turn it down a little bit or turn it down flat
Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Pump it up, until you can feel it

Down in the pleasure center, hell-bent or heaven-sent
Listen to the propaganda, listen to the latest slander
There's nothing underhand that she wouldn't understand
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it

She's been a bad girl, she's like a chemical
Though you try to stop it, she's like a narcotic
You want to torture her, you want to talk to her
All the things you bought for her, putting up your temperature
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it

Out in the fashion show, down in the bargain bin
You put your passion out under the pressure pin
Fall into submission, hit-and-run transmission
No use wishing now for any other sin
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Pump it up, until you can feel it
Pump it up, when you don't really need it
Don't really need it
Don't really need it
Don't really need it

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 No Action
  • 2 This Year’s Girl
  • 3 The Beat
  • 4 Pump It Up
  • 5 Little Triggers
  • 6 You Belong to Me
  • 7 Hand in Hand
  • 8 (I Don’t Want to Go to) Chelsea
  • 9 Lip Service
  • 10 Living in Paradise
  • 11 Lipstick Vogue
  • 12 Night Rally
    7" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Stranger in the House
  • 2 Neat Neat Neat