Let's Get Serious

Album: Let's Get Serious (1979)
Charted: 8 9
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  • This was written and produced by Stevie Wonder, who also contributed backing vocals to this track.
  • When The Jackson 5 left Motown for Epic Records, Jermaine Jackson opted to remain with them as a solo artist as he was then married to Hazel Gordy, the daughter of Motown owner Berry Gordy. He recorded a couple of unsuccessful albums so Berry Gordy became concerned about his son-in-law's waning career. When he heard a track Stevie Wonder was working on called "Let's Get Serious," he thought it would be ideal for Jermaine and persuaded Stevie to let his son-in-law record it.
  • Jermaine Jackson came in second place to Shilpa Shetty in the 2007 UK Celebrity Big Brother final. >>
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    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 11th 1976, Jermaine Jackson performed "Let's* Be Young Tonight" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the record was at its peaked position, #55, on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart and it was also its last day on the chart {it was at #36 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart}...
    Three years later in 1979 he charted with "Let's Get Serious" {it reached #9} and in 1982 "Let Me Tickle Your Fancy" peaked at #18...

    Seems he has good luck with the word 'let'!!!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 20th 1980, Jermaine Jackson performed "Let's Get Serious" on the NBC-TV program 'The Midnight Special'...
    Three months earlier on February 23rd, 1980 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #83; and on July 6th it peaked at #9 (for 2 weeks) and spent 23 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on May 11th, 1980 it reached #1 (for 6 weeks) on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1972 and 1991 he had seventeen Top 100 records, two made the Top 10 and both of them peaked at #9, his other #9 record was 'Daddy's Home" in 1973.
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