Triumph (The Jacksons album)

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Studio album by The Jacksons
Released September 26, 1980 (1980-09-26)
Recorded Late June 1979 – June 1980
Studio Capitol Records Studios, Hollywood Sound, Davien Sound, Sound City, Devonshire Sound, & Westlake Audio Hollywood, CA
Length 44:39
Label Epic
Producer The Jacksons
The Jacksons chronology
The Jacksons Live!
Singles from Triumph
  1. "Lovely One"
    Released: September 12, 1980
  2. "This Place Hotel"
    Released: November 24, 1980
  3. "Can You Feel It"
    Released: March 5, 1981
  4. "Walk Right Now"
    Released: June 15, 1981
  5. "Time Waits for No One"
    Released: October 29, 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (A-)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[3]

Triumph is the sixteenth studio album by The Jacksons, released in 1980 on Epic Records.

It was certified platinum in the U.S. and peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200. The Triumph album sold three million copies in its original run. Hit singles from the album were "Lovely One", "Heartbreak Hotel" (which was renamed "This Place Hotel" to avoid confusion with the Elvis Presley song of the same name) and "Can You Feel It".

The Jacksons shared lead vocals and solo spots on some songs, but Michael Jackson, who had recently released his multi-platinum selling album, Off the Wall, handles most of the lead vocal and writing duties. Triumph was the Jacksons' first album to reach number-one on the Billboard R&B Albums chart since Maybe Tomorrow in 1971. The album sold over two million copies worldwide,[4] and the Jacksons did not release another studio LP for four years after Triumph's release. On December 10, 1980, the album was certified Platinum for the sales of over 1 million copies in the United States.[5]


Triumph, with three bonus tracks of rare 7-inch and 12-inch mixes previously unavailable on CD, was re-released on January 27, 2009 on Epic/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Can You Feel It"   Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson 6:00
2. "Lovely One"   Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson 4:52
3. "Your Ways"   Jackie Jackson 4:31
4. "Everybody"   Michael Jackson, Tito Jackson, Mike McKinney 5:00
5. "This Place Hotel"   Michael Jackson 5:44
6. "Time Waits for No One"   Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson 3:24
7. "Walk Right Now"   Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson 6:29
8. "Give It Up"   Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson 4:20
9. "Wondering Who"   Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson 4:19
2009 re-edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
10. "This Place Hotel" (single version) 4:52
11. "Walk Right Now" (John Luongo Disco Mix) 7:36
12. "Walk Right Now" (John Luongo Instrumental Mix) 6:58



  • Produced, arranged, written and composed by The Jacksons except for "Everybody" (written by Michael Jackson, Tito Jackson and Mike McKinney)


  • "Slipped Away" (Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson)
  • "That Girl" (Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson)
  • "Why Can't I Be" (Michael Jackson)


Year Album Chart positions[7]
1980 Triumph 10 1


Year Single Chart positions[8]
1980 "Lovely One" 12 2 1
1981 "Can You Feel It" 77 30 1
"This Place Hotel" 22 2
"Walk Right Now" 73 50 1


  1. ^ Triumph (The Jacksons album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ link The Jacksons Triumph review on Robert Christgau
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Chery, Carl: XXL: Michael Jackson Special Collecters Edition, page 100. American Press.
  5. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  6. ^ » News
  7. ^ "The Jacksons US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  8. ^ "The Jacksons US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-05. 

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