Let's Get Serious (song)

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"Let's Get Serious"
Single by Jermaine Jackson
from the album Let's Get Serious
Released1980
Format
vinyl
Genre
Length8:05 (album version) 3:33 (single version)
LabelMotown Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Stevie Wonder


"Let's Get Serious" is the title track from Jermaine Jackson's 1980 album Let's Get Serious on Motown Records, 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.[1] It also reached the top 10 in the UK peaking at #8. The recording was produced by Stevie Wonder, who also provided vocals for the track.

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.

A cover of the song can be heard in the episode titled "Olivera Street" of The California Raisin Show, an animated series executive produced by Will Vinton for CBS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 283.