The 4th child of the Jackson Family Dynasty, the World's Most Popular Music Family and Pop Royalty.

IMPRINT IN MUSICAL LANDSCAPE


Possessing one of the most elegant voices in the popular music industry and being a dynamic talented bass guitarist, Jermaine Jackson made his imprint in the musical landscape and raised the bar for future generations. 

"I love reaching people through my music."


~JERMAINE JACKSON

Singles

not featured on a Jermaine Jackson album. See Contributions for more. 

I Wish You Love

2012

I've Got the World On a String
I've Got You Under My Skin
I Wish You Love
Autumn Leaves / Les Feuilles Mortes with David Serero
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
But Not for Me
My Funny Valentine
Almost Like Being in Love
All the Things You Are 

In the Summer of 2012 Jermaine went in the studio with French baritone opera singer David Sereroand recorded 16 jazz classics in two days. The recordings resulted in the studio album titled I Wish You Love.

 

Singles

not featured on a Jermaine Jackson album. See Contributions for more. 

You Said

LaFace Records, 1991

You Said, You Said
Rebel (With A Cause)
I Dream, I Dream (Interlude)
I Dream, I Dream
We're Making Whoopee
Treat You Right (Featuring Babyface)
Word To The Badd!! (Prelude)
Word To The Badd!! (Original Version) European release
A Lover's Holiday
Secrets
True Lovers
Don't You Deserve Someone
Word To The Badd!! (Album Version) European release
You Said, You Said (Extended Remix)


In October of 1991 Jermaine Jackson released his last solo album with new songs to date. LaFace Records was a record company founded in 1989 by the duo Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds. 


The track “You Said, You Said” was released as first single one of the fastest solo tracks Jermaine ever recorded. In the U.S. the single reached #25 in the R&B charts. The second single from the album “I Dream, I Dream” was released in April 1992 and did decent in the charts, peeking at #30 in the R&B charts.

 

Don't Take It Personal

Arista Records, 1989

Climb Out
Don't Take It Personal
Make It Easy On Love (Duet With Miki Howard)
So Right
I'd Like To Get To Know You
Two Ships (In The Night)
Rise To The Occasion (Duet With La La)
Feel The Need
Next To You
Don't Make Me Wait


In September 1989, four months after the release of The Jacksons album 2300 Jackson Street, The album reached #18 in the R&B charts and #115 in the Pop charts.


In August 1989 the first single from the album was released, which was the title track “Don’t Take It Personal”. The single became a huge hit and it gave Jermaine another R&B #1 hit after “Let’s Get Serious” from 1980. The song released on the B-side is the track “Clean Up Your Act”, which Jermaine recorded for the soundtrack of the movie I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.


The second single from the album was “Two Ships (In The Night)”, a song co-written by Jermaine that did decent in the charts peeking at #21 in the R&B charts.


“I’d Like To Get To Know You” was released as third single in the U.S. in April of 1990 with the not before released track “Spare To Rod, Love The Child”. Without a music video to accompany the single, it reached #27 in the R&B charts. 


Other notable tracks on the album are the duet “Make It Easy On Love” with Miki Howard, the highly danceable "(C’mon) Feel The Need", and the balled "Don’t Make Me Wait".

 

Precious Moments

Arista Records, 1986

Do You Remember Me?
Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone
Give A Little Love
Precious Moments
I Think It's Love
Our Love Story
I Hear Heartbeat
If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (Duet With Whitney Houston)
Voices In The Dark
Words Into Action


Jermaine’s contribution as a writer and producer for his second album at Arista Records was huge. He produced five tracks together with Tom Keane. The other five tracks where produced by Michael Omartian. Clive Davis was the executive producer for the album. Jermaine dedicated the album to his idol Marvin Gaye. The album contains ten great Pop, Soul and R&B tracks.


In the U.S. the album reached #25 in the R&B charts and #46 in the Pop charts. The album features the beautiful balled “If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful”. a duet with the at that time rising star Whiney Houston for whom Jermaine produced three tracks on her 1985 debut album Whitney Houston and also recorded the duets “Take Good Care Of My Heart” and “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do” for her debut album.


Three singles were released in the U.S. from Precious Moments. The first single was “I Think It’s Love”, a song Jermaine wrote with Michael Omartian and Stevie Wonder. The single reached #14 in the R&B charts and #16 in the Pop charts. The track “Do You Remember Me?” was also released as a single with the not before released song “Whatcha Doin’” on the B-side (eventually released on the compilation albym Playlist: The Very Best of Jermaine Jackson in 2014).


“Words Into Action”, was also released as a single and in some European countries the song “Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone” was also released as a single. 

Dynamite

Arista Records, 1984

Dynamite
Sweetest Sweetest
Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good To Be True) (Duet With Michael Jackson)
Escape From The Planet of the Ant Men
When The Rain begins To Fall (Duet with Pia Zadora) European album release
Come To Me (One Way Or Another)
Do What You Do
Take Good Care Of My Heart (Duet with Whitney Houston)
Some Things Are Private
Oh Mother


After ten album releases at Motown, Jermaine moved on to a new label called Arista Records where he released his album in April of 1984. The album released as Jermaine Jackson in the United States and Japan and titled Dynamite in Europe and most other parts of the world the album was released titled Dynamite is one of Jermaine Jackson's best and most successful albums, reaching #13 in the U.S. R&B charts and #19 in the Pop charts.


The album features memorables duets with brother Michael, Whitney Houston and Pia Zadora. 


The single "Dynamite" was a hit in the U.S., reaching #8 in the R&B charts and #15 in the Pop charts. “Do What You Do”, reached #14 in the R&B charts and #13 in the Pop charts, however in Europe it was a huge hit and it remains one of the biggest and most-played song in Europe. 


In the UK and other European countries, the single “Sweetest Sweetest” was also released. The duet with Pia Zadora "When The Rain Begins To Fall" was another smah hit song for Jermaine in Europe with daily airplay on radio stations to this day. Th etrack was added to the album for European pressings. A Spanish version of the song “Si Se Pone A Llover” was also recorded and released on a Spanish 7” single. 

Let Me Tickle Your Fancy

Motown Records, 1982

Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
Very Special Part
Uh Uh, I Didn't Do It
You Belong To Me (Duet With Syreeta)
You Moved A Mountain
Running
Messing Around
This Time
There's A Better Way
I Like Your Style


Let Me Tickle Your Fancy was released in July 1982 and would be Jermaine’s last and one of his most succesful ones for Motown. The album reached #9 in the R&B charts and #46 in the Pop charts in the U.S. For this album Jermaine was very much involvded as a writer and producer. All the songs on the album were produced by Jermaine and Berry Gordy. Berry Gordy and Hazel Gordy were the executive producers of the album. 


Two singles were released in the U.S. from the album, the title track “Let Me Tickle Your Fancy” and “Very Special Part”. “Very Special Part” didn’t become a smash hit single peeking at #54 in the R&B charts, however “Let Me Tickle Your Fancy” featuring background vocals by Devo was a hit song getting to #5 in the R&B charts and #18 in the Pop charts.

I Like Your Style

Motown Records, 1981

Gotta Have Ya
I'm Just Too Shy
You're Givin' Me The Runaround
Paradise In Your Eyes
Is It Always Gonna Be Like This
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
Maybe Next Time
I Can't Take No More
It's Still Undone
I'm My Brother's Keeper

Jermaine

Motown Records, 1980

The Pieces Fit
You Like Me Don't You
Little Girl Don't You Worry
All Because Of You
You've Changed (Interlude)
First You Laugh, Then You Cry
I Miss You So
Can I Change My Mind
Beautiful Morning

 

Let's Get Serious

Motown Records, 1980

Let's Get Serious
Where Are You Now
You Got To Hurry Girl
We Can Put It Back Together
Burning' Hot
You're Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me
Feelin' Free


1981 Grammy Award nomination for Best Male R&B Vocals Performance


Let’s Get Serious remains undoubtedly Jermaine Jackson’s most successful album for Motown, having sold over 2 million copies worldwide and it topped the U.S. charts, reaching #1 in the R&B charts and #6 in the Pop charts. 


Jermaine’s longtime friend Stevie Wonder produced three songs for the album, and four more along with Jermaine. 


The first single of the album was the title track “Let’s Get Serious”, written by Lee Garrett and Stevie Wonder. The single was Jermaine's first #1 R&B hit and second Top 10 Pop hit, peaking at number nine in both Billboard and Cash Box. It also reached the top 10 in the UK peaking at #8. It was Billboard's #1 Soul hit for the entire year of 1980, beating out brother Michael's platinum-certified mega-hit "Rock with You" which was #2 for the year.


“You’re Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me” was the second single from the album, a song written and produced by Stevie Wonder that the Jackson 5 also recorded before with Jermaine singing the lead vocals and not released as a single before. Jermaine and Stevie re-recorded the song for the album Let’s Get Serious. The single reached #32 in the R&B charts and #34 in the Pop charts.


Other songs from the album released as a single were the up-tempo song “Burnin’ Hot” in several European countries and Japan and “You Got To Hurry Girl” in France. 


The following tracks were recordedin Spanish and released on a super rare Mexican album vinyl:

* En Serio (Let’s Get Serious)
* Te Tienes Que Apurar Chica (You Got To Hurry Girl)
* Lo Podemos Arreglar (We Can Put It Back Together)

Frontiers

Motown Records, 1978

Let It Ride
The Force
Take A Trip To My Tomorrow
Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (I Love You)
You Gave Me Something To Believe In
I Love Every Little Thing About You
Isn't She Lovely
Castles Of Sand

Feel The Fire

Motown Records, 1977

Feel The Fire (Burning From Me To You)
You Need To Be Loved
Strong Love
Git Up And Dance
I Love You More
Happiness Is
Some Kind Of Woman
Got To Get To You Girl
Take Time

 

My Name Is Jermaine

Motown Records, 1976

Let's Be Young Tonight
Faithful
Look Past My Life
Bass Odyssey
Who's That Lady
Lovely, You're The One
Stay With Me
I Just Want To Take This Time
My Touch Of Madness


In August 1976, Jermaine’s third album at Motown My Name Is Jermaine is released and he re-introduces himself at the label that his brothers by now have left to move on at Epic. For the album Jermaine worked closely with the rising young star Michael Smith, who wrote and produced three tracks for the album. 


The album reached #29 in the R&B charts and #164 in the Pop charts. 


The opening track, “Let’s Be Young Tonight”, was released worldwide as a single with the strong bass rhythm instrumental track “Bass Odyssey” on the B-Side.


On his 22nd birthday, December 11th 1976, Jermaine Jackson performed "Let's Be Young Tonight" on the U.S. TV show "American Bandstand". On that day, the record peaked on Billboard's Hot 100 charts at #55 and it peaked #19 on Billboard's R&B Singles charts. 

Do Unto Others

Unreleased

Do Unto Others
50/50
Lucky Charm
Hide and Seek
Just Can't Get Around You
Somewhere From Now
Keep Our Fingers Crossed
Startin' Out On The Wrong Foot
Two Is Company
(What's) Good For The Gander

Home
Win Or Lose


In between Come Into My Life and My Name is Jermaine, Jermaine Jackson recorded a third studio album at Sigma Studios in 1975 in Philadelphia that was produced by Norman Harris and never got released. 


In late 1975, Joseph Jackson was negotiating with several record companies for a new contract for his sons outside the Motown empire. Jermaine decided to stay loyal to Motown, the company that introduced the Jackson 5 to the world. 


The track "Good For The Gander" recorded during the album sessions was later released on The Spirit of Philadelphia album (2002). 


Three other tracks from the album’s recording sessions titled “Do Unto Others”, “Hide and Seek” and “Keep Our Fingers Crossed” leaked to the Internet.


Do Unto Others catalog number is M830 and the Jackson 5's Moving Violation  (1975) is M829.  


Come Into My Life

Motown Records, 1973

Jermaine

Motown Records, 1972

Sitting On The Edge Of My Mind
You're In Good Hands
I Need You More Now Than Ever
If You Don't Love Me
A Million To One
The Bigger You Love (The Harder You Fall)
Does Your Mama Know About Me
Come Into My Life
So In Love
Ma


That's How Love Goes
I'm In A Different World
Homeward Bound
Take Me In Your Arms
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Let Love Pass Me By
Live It Up
If You Were My Woman
Ain't That Peculiar
Daddy's Home 

 

On 14 October 1972, the album Jermaine peaked at #6 on Billboard's R&B Charts. 

"That’s How Love Goes" was released as a single with a B-side titled "I Lost My Love In The Big City" that was not featured on the album. On 11 November 1972, "That's How Long Goes" peaked at #11 on Billboard's Hot 100 Charts and at #23 on the R&B Charts. 

The second single was a cover of Shep and the Limelites 1961 hit "Daddy’s Home". Jermaine’s version, produced by The CorporationTM, peaked at #3 in the Billboard R&B Charts on 24 February 1973 and at #9 in Billboard's Hot 100 on 17 March 1973.

COMPILATION albums

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