1979 Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (US:#1 UK:#3)

“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” is a single written and recorded by American singer Michael Jackson. Released under Epic Records on July 28, 1979, the song is the first track on Off the Wall, Jackson’s fifth studio album. It was the first solo recording over which Jackson had creative control.

“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” was Jackson’s first single to hit #1 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart in seven years, and his first solo #1 on the Soul singles chart. It remained at #1 for six weeks on Billboard’s Soul chart. The song was a worldwide success. Within a few months of release, the 45 was certified Gold, and eventually earned a Platinum certification for sales in excess of two million US copies.

“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” was well received by contemporary music critics. An accompanying music video for the song was released in October 1979. The video shows Jackson dancing, as well as being shown in a triplicate, in different color backgrounds. The song also won Jackson his first solo Grammy and American Music Awards. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” is considered to be the first song to showcase Jackson’s talent as a solo artist, both as a singer and songwriter.

Album

Video

Musicians

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDavid Williams
GuitarMarlo Henderson
PianoGreg Phillinganes
HornLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionRandy Jackson
PercussionRick Heath
Background VocalsAugie Johnson
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams
Background VocalsZedric Williams
Background VocalsMortonette Jenkins

Produced By

Quincy Jones
Michael Jackson

Charts

US:#1
UK:#3