I'm So Excited

Album: So Excited (1982)
Charted: 11 9
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Songfacts®:

  • The infectious pop groove of this song disguises the extremely sexual lyrics. The singer is "so excited" because she's looking forward to a sexual encounter.
  • The three Pointer sisters wrote this song with Trevor Lawrence, a saxophone player who is listed as an associate producer. Lawrence played the tenor sax on the track; Anita Pointer sang lead and Richard Perry produced.
  • This appeared in the movie Summer Lovers in July 1982, around the same time it was released on the So Excited album. Issued as a single, it went to #30 US, but in 1984 a new version of the song was released, this time climbing to #9.
  • This was used in popular ads for Cadbury's Crunchie candy bars, which were available in the UK. >>
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    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR, for above 2
  • The music video was the first one directed by Kenny Ortega, who would later choreograph the movie Dirty Dancing. He also directed The Tubes "She's a Beauty" video, but is best known in the world of music videos for his work on the disastrous Billy Squier video for "Rock Me Tonite."
  • It's very unlikely you haven't heard this song in a TV show or movie at some point. Ever since its release, it has been a go-to track for music supervisors looking for an upbeat song to convey excitement. TV series that have used it include:

    Glee ("A Wedding" - 2015)
    Grey's Anatomy ("We Gotta Get Out of This Place - 2014)
    New Girl ("Pepperwood" - 2013)
    The Big Bang Theory ("The Excelsior Acquisition" - 2010)
    Friends ("The One Where Monica Sings" - 2003)
    24 ("9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m." - 2002)
    Married... with Children ("Turning Japanese" - 1996)
    Saved by the Bell ("The Time Capsule" - 1992, "Jessie's Song" - 1990)
    Doogie Howser, M.D. ("Tonight's the Night" - 1989)
    The Love Boat ("The Father of the Bride/The Best Man/Members of the Wedding" - 1986)
    The Fall Guy ("Spring Break" - 1985)
    Knight Rider ("The Rotten Apples" - 1984)
    Miami Vice ("Calderone's Return: Part 1 - The Hit List" - 1984)

    Movies include:

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - 2009
    Happy-Go-Lucky - 2008
    The Nutty Professor - 1996
    The Fabulous Baker Boys - 1989
    Working Girl - 1988
    National Lampoon's Vacation - 1983

Comments: 4

  • Greg from Durham, NcThe cable network Showtime adapted this song for their promos and commercials.
  • Matthew from East Brunswick, NjCorrection: That's "Little Boy Sweet". Not this one.
  • Louise from Newcastle, United KingdomThis was also on a Friends episode once- Monica sings it in a piano bar.
  • Charles from Charlotte, NcThis song was played in the scene in National Lampoon's Summer Vacation where Chevy Chase is passed on the highway by Christie Brinkley in a convertible.
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