Centipede (album)

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Centipede
Studio album by Rebbie Jackson
Released October 10, 1984 (1984-10-10)
Recorded 1983–1984
Genre R&B/Pop
Length 31:39
Label Columbia
Producer Michael Jackson
Wayne Henderson
Tito Jackson
Randy Jackson
Rebbie Jackson chronology
Centipede
(1984)
Reaction
(1986)
Singles from Centipede
  1. "Centipede"
    Released: September 11, 1984
  2. "A Fork in the Road"
    Released: January 20, 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Centipede is the debut album by American singer Rebbie Jackson. Released on the Columbia label in 1984, the record spawned two top-forty Billboard charting hits, the most famous being the title track. Centipede became Jackson's only gold-certified album throughout her 14-year musical career. On May 25, 2010, the album was re-issued on a CD also containing its follow-up, Reaction.

The album is mentioned in the 2006 RuPaul song "Supermodel (El Lay Toya Jam)" from the album ReWorked.

The album was reissued by Funky Town Grooves on CD in September 2012 and included 7 bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Centipede"   Michael Jackson Michael Jackson 4:25
2. "Come Alive It's Saturday Night"   Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Wayne Henderson 4:13
3. "Hey Boy"   Tito Jackson, Delores Jackson, Michael McKinney Henderson 4:38
4. "Open Up to My Love"   Jon Springer, Don Daniels, Mary Stewart Henderson 4:10
5. "Play Me (I'm a Jukebox)"   Pam Tillis, Jan Buckingham Henderson 3:27
6. "I Feel for You"   Prince Henderson 3:54
7. "A Fork in the Road"   William Robinson, Jr., Warren Moore, Ronald White Henderson 3:46
8. "Ready for Love"   Frank Hamilton III Henderson 3:00
Total length:
37:01

Expanded edition[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position[2]
U.S. Billboard 200 63
U.S. R&B Chart 13

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