Centipede (album)

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Centipede is the debut album by American singer Rebbie Jackson.wikipedia
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Rebbie Jackson

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Centipede is the debut album by American singer Rebbie Jackson.
At age 34, Jackson released her debut album Centipede (1984).

Centipede (Rebbie Jackson song)

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Released on the Columbia label in Autumn 1984, the album spawned two top-forty Billboard charting hits, the most famous being the title track.
"Centipede" is the debut single by American singer Rebbie Jackson and the title track from her debut album, Centipede.

I Feel for You

1979/1984 song
The album includes two covers, The Miracles' "A Fork in the Road" and Prince's "I Feel For You".
The Pointer Sisters recorded the song in 1982 on their album So Excited!, and Rebbie Jackson recorded it for her 1984 debut album Centipede.

A Fork in the Road (The Miracles song)

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The album includes two covers, The Miracles' "A Fork in the Road" and Prince's "I Feel For You". The next two singles were released in early 1985, but failed to replicate the single's success, with the ballad "A Fork in the Road" peaking at #40 on the R&B chart, and the third and last single, a remixed version of "Play Me (I'm a Jukebox)" (co-written by country artist Pam Tillis) not charting at all.
Nineteen years later, American singer Rebbie Jackson recorded the song for her debut album, Centipede.

Reaction (album)

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On May 25, 2010, the album was reissued on CD, also containing Jackson's follow-up album, Reaction, both again without any bonus songs.
It was reissued on CD with Jackson's previous album Centipede on May 18, 2010.

United States

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Centipede is the debut album by American singer Rebbie Jackson.

Columbia Records

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Released on the Columbia label in Autumn 1984, the album spawned two top-forty Billboard charting hits, the most famous being the title track.

Billboard (magazine)

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Released on the Columbia label in Autumn 1984, the album spawned two top-forty Billboard charting hits, the most famous being the title track.

The Jacksons (TV series)

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Despite having worked with her family on The Jacksons variety TV show and having been a backing singer for the likes of Betty Wright in the late 70's, Jackson was the last Jackson family sibling to release an album at the age of 34, mostly due to wanting to raise her two young daughters, Stacee and Yashi, in a secure family environment, waiting until she felt they were old enough.

Betty Wright

Despite having worked with her family on The Jacksons variety TV show and having been a backing singer for the likes of Betty Wright in the late 70's, Jackson was the last Jackson family sibling to release an album at the age of 34, mostly due to wanting to raise her two young daughters, Stacee and Yashi, in a secure family environment, waiting until she felt they were old enough.

Jackson family

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Despite having worked with her family on The Jacksons variety TV show and having been a backing singer for the likes of Betty Wright in the late 70's, Jackson was the last Jackson family sibling to release an album at the age of 34, mostly due to wanting to raise her two young daughters, Stacee and Yashi, in a secure family environment, waiting until she felt they were old enough.

Michael Jackson

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The recording of the album was a family affair, as her brother Michael Jackson wrote, produced and sang backing vocals on the title track.

Marlon Jackson

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Brothers Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Randy co-wrote "Come Alive It's Saturday Night", with the latter two producing the song as well.

Jackie Jackson

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Brothers Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Randy co-wrote "Come Alive It's Saturday Night", with the latter two producing the song as well.

Tito Jackson

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Brothers Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Randy co-wrote "Come Alive It's Saturday Night", with the latter two producing the song as well.

Randy Jackson (Jacksons singer)

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Brothers Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Randy co-wrote "Come Alive It's Saturday Night", with the latter two producing the song as well.

The Miracles

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The album includes two covers, The Miracles' "A Fork in the Road" and Prince's "I Feel For You".

Prince (musician)

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The album includes two covers, The Miracles' "A Fork in the Road" and Prince's "I Feel For You".

Chaka Khan

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Chaka Khan, who earned a #1 hit with her well-known cover of the latter song, released it as a single a mere week before Jackson's album was released.

Billboard Hot 100

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The title track, "Centipede" was released as the lead single in September 1984 and eventually became Jackson's biggest hit and best known song, peaking at #4 on the Billboard R&B chart and at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the artist's highest charting hit on both charts to date.

Recording Industry Association of America

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It eventually received a Gold disc certification by the RIAA.

The Weather Girls

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The song also featured additional background vocals by The Weather Girls.

Pam Tillis

The next two singles were released in early 1985, but failed to replicate the single's success, with the ballad "A Fork in the Road" peaking at #40 on the R&B chart, and the third and last single, a remixed version of "Play Me (I'm a Jukebox)" (co-written by country artist Pam Tillis) not charting at all.

Billboard 200

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The album itself had moderate success, peaking at #63 on the Billboard 200, and achieving a respectable #13 peak on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.