Thursday, December 11, 2014


Jermaine, the third most musically successful member of the Jackson family (third by a long way) was a huge star for a brief, fleeting time. Of course, Jermaine sang lead on many a Jackson 5 song, but he also had a very successful, if short-lived, solo career in the late 70s and early 80s. The fourth child born into the Jackson family cracked the top 10 with his 1979 hit Let's Get Serious and the top 20 with Dynamite (one of my all-time fave 80s videos), the lovely ballad  Do What You Do in 1984 and I Think It's Love in 1986. Then, not so much after. He made some good-ass videos though. Clearly his label was pushing him as hard as possible to capitalize on Michael's fame as well, but once Michael took off and Janet became a superstar, there was no room left for another Jackson in the spotlight. Wah-wah. Today Jermaine mainly does press about Michael, but hey, whaddayagonnado? Sure his face looks like it might be melting now, but he's still out there working it for all it's worth. Here are the highlights, in my opinion, of Jermaine's career, including his song When the Rain Begins to Fall with 80s vixen Pia Zadora that was a huge Switzerland, Germany, France, Holland and Austria. Still good though. Nice Jackson-ing, Jermaine.

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