Dynamite

Album: Jermaine Jackson (1984)
Charted: 15
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  • Michael and Janet weren't the only Jacksons scoring hits in the '80s. Older brother Jermaine also had a few, including this one about a girl who makes him feel explosive. The song is best remembered for its offbeat video, set in a prison with all-female correctional officers. >>
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  • Andy Goldmark and Bruce Roberts wrote this song. Goldmark went on to produce Jennifer Paige and co-wrote her hit "Crush." Roberts' credits include "Fool That I Am" and "Secret."
  • This was Jackson's first single since leaving Motown for Arista Records. He had been with his former label for 14 years, first as part of The Jackson 5, then as a solo artist. Aside from peaking at #15 on the Hot 100, the song hit #8 on the R&B chart and #20 on the US Dance Club Songs tally.
  • This was used in the 1984 comedy Protocol, starring Goldie Hawn.

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  • John from Nashville, TnThis song was Jermaine's first song for Arista Records after years of being with Motown Records.
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