Let's Get Serious (song)

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"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.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 283. 
Preceded by
"Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" by The Isley Brothers
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
May 17 – June 21, 1980
Succeeded by
"Take Your Time (Do It Right)" by The S.O.S. Band