Centipede (song)

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Single by Rebbie Jackson
from the album Centipede
Released September 11, 1984 (1984-09-11)
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1983
Genre Synthpop, new wave, R&B, pop
Length 4:25
Label Columbia, MJJ Music
Writer(s) Michael Jackson
Producer(s) Michael Jackson
Rebbie Jackson singles chronology
"A Fork in the Road"
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"Don't Stand Another Chance"
"We Are the World"

"Centipede" is the first single by American singer Rebbie Jackson and the title track from her debut album, Centipede. It was an RIAA Gold-certified, million-selling single and remains Rebbie's highest charting single to date, peaking at number four on the Billboard R&B chart and number twenty-four on the Billboard Hot 100.

It was written and produced by her brother Michael Jackson. The song features backing vocals by Jackson's siblings Michael and La Toya, and The Weather Girls. It was later re-released on The Rebbie Jackson Collection and on her 1998 album Yours Faithfully. The single includes an extended mix and an instrumental version.

"Centipede" was sampled in Brand Nubian's song "Let's Dance", found on their 1998 album Foundation.


Chart (1984) Peak
Billboard Hot R&B Songs 4
Billboard Hot 100 24
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 29