According to Greg Douglass, Turner and Douglass originally wrote the song for Dave Mason. Turner gave a demo of the record to Miller, who liked it, and the Steve Miller Band (with Douglass playing guitar) recorded it in 30 minutes on the last day of recording for Book of Dreams.
"Jungle Love" has been used on multiple occasions in the television series Everybody Loves Raymond. It was featured on the season 6 episode "Snow Day", which aired January 14, 2002: at the end, all the characters, except Marie and Frank, chaotically danced to the song. The song was then used as the opening credits theme music in seasons 7-9.
^Neal Justin, "The best of `Raymond'; After nine seasons, 65 Emmy nominations and countless exclamations of "holy crap," here are TV critic Neal Justin's favorites." Star Tribune, May 15, 2005. Copy available here – via HighBeam(subscription required)