Jump to It

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Jump to It
Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released July, 1982
Recorded 1981-1982 Mediasound Studios, N.Y., Record Plant, L.A., Village Recorders, L.A., Soundsuite, Detroit
Genre R&B, smooth soul, quiet storm
Length 42:40
Label Arista
Producer Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin chronology
Love All the Hurt Away
Jump to It
Get It Right
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+ [2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Jump To It is an album by Aretha Franklin, produced by Luther Vandross and originally released in the summer of 1982.

This disc gave Aretha her tenth #1 R&B album - at the time it was the all-time record. It enjoyed a seven-week run at #1 on Billboard's R&B albums chart and also reached #23 on Billboard's main album chart. It was hailed as a comeback album, given that it provided Aretha with her first Gold-certified disc and Top 40 song since Sparkle in 1976. This album is currently out of print.

The title track, "Jump To It", was Aretha's first Pop Top 40 hit since 1976 and her first #1 R&B hit since 1977's "Break It To Me Gently". The infectious song was nominated for a Grammy Award. The album itself received an American Music Award for Best Soul Album.

(*Over 500,000 copies sold in the United States)

In 2005, Patrick Alavi released "Come To Me" which used a Sample of "Jump To It".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jump To It" (Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller)
  2. "Love Me Right" (Vandross)
  3. "If She Don't Want Your Lovin'" (Sam Dees)
  4. "This Is for Real" (Vandross)
  5. "(It's Just) Your Love" (Vandross, Miller)
  6. "I Wanna Make It Up to You" (Franklin)
  7. "It's Your Thing" (O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley)
  8. "Just My Daydream" (Smokey Robinson)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Jump to It review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Jump to It review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

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