” I’m So Excited ” is by The Pointer Sisters, the American R&B singing group consisting of June, Ruth and Anita Pointer. The sisters, from Oakland, California, found mainstream chart success during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Pointer Sisters are known for their broad-ranging repertoire, which included a diverse range of music genres such as pop, disco, jazz, electronic music, bebop, blues, soul, funk, dance, country and rock.
The group have three Grammy Awards to their name and in 1994 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Between 1973 and 1985 they had thirteen Billboard Top Twenty hit singles. In December 2016, The Pointer Sisters were ranked the 80th most successful dance artists of all-time by Billboard magazine.
” I’m So Excited ” was written by Trevor Lawrence, Anita, June and Ruth Pointer. Trevor is an American saxophonist and music producer. As a saxophonist, he has worked with a wide range of recording artists like Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Roberta Flack and John Lennon. As a producer, he has worked with the likes of Sheryl Lee Ralph, The Pointer Sisters and Etta James.
The song was produced by Richard Perry, the American record producer. An in-demand producer since 1970, Richard has worked on albums for Harry Nilsson, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Diana Ross, Martha Reeves, Manhattan Transfer, Leo Sayer, Andy Williams and Percy Faith.
” I’m So Excited ” was initially released in September 1982 and re-released in July 1984 by record label Planet Records ( Sony Music Entertainment ), the song was taken from the group’s ninth studio album, So Excited! It was later included on their tenth studio album, Break Out.
The album, So Excited!, was released in July 1982 and featured a cover of Prince’s ” I Feel for You ” which was later covered by Chaka Khan some two years later. The third single on the album, ” See How the Love Goes ” was shelved due to lyrical content that was deemed controversial at the time.
The Break Out album was released on the 6th of November 1983 and is their most successful to date, selling over three million copies in the United States alone. The Pointer Sisters won two Grammy Awards and two American Music Awards for the album.
The accompanying music video for the 1984 version was directed by Kenny Ortega, the American producer, director and choreographer. He is best known for directing Hocus Pocus, the High School Musical trilogy, Descendants and Michael Jackson’s This Is It concerts. Kenny has worked with many artists including Cher, Elton John, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart.
” I’m So Excited ” was a commercial success for The Pointer Sisters. In the United States, the song reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100t, spending forty weeks on the chart there. It also reached number twenty on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the single entered the UK Singles Chart on the 27th of October 1984 and reached a peak of number eleven. It spent four weeks in the Top Twenty and a total of eleven weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 9
UK Highest Chart Position: 11
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 23, Canadian RPM Top Singles 21, Irish Singles Chart 6, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 18, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 19, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 29
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