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Jump to the Beat

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Released  August 13, 1980
Genre  Disco, funk
Label  Atlantic, Cotillion
Format  12", 7"
Length  5:20
B-side  "You Don't Love Me Anymore"

"Jump to the Beat" is a song written by Narada Michael Walden and Lisa Walden. It was originally released by Stacy Lattisaw in 1980 when it became a big hit in the UK, peaking at No.3. It was later covered by Australian singer Dannii Minogue on her debut album Love and Kisses in 1991.



Stacy Lattisaw was only 13 years old when "Jump to the Beat" was released in May 1980. Although it failed to chart on the Billboard 100, it reached No.1 (along with another song "Dynamite!") on the Billboard dance charts. It became a big hit during the summer of 1980 in the UK, where it peaked at No.3 in July. It was to be her only major hit there although she continued to achieve success in the US with later singles. The song also performed well in Europe, hitting the charts in a number of countries. The song was included on Lattsaw's second album Let Me Be Your Angel.

Dannii Minogue version

The song was produced by Les Adams, Emma Freilich,(L.A. Mix), and Andy Whitmore and received a mixed reception from music critics. It was released as the third single in the third quarter of 1991 and reached the top-five in Ireland and the top-ten in the United Kingdom, and became Minogue's second top ten single. In Australia the song did not perform as well, charting outside the top-forty. In North America, the single was released as Minogue's debut release in November 1991; however, it failed to generate much interest outside of the United Kingdom and Australia.

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Jump to the Beat".

Japanese single

  1. "Jump to the Beat" (7" mix)
  2. "Jump to the Beat" (Album version)

UK vinyl single

  1. "Jump to the Beat" (Extended mix)
  2. "Hallucination"
  3. "Success" (Funky Tony mix)

European CD single

  1. "Jump to the Beat"
  2. "Hallucination"
  3. "Success" (funky tony dub)

Australian Cassingle (C10482)

  1. "Jump to the Beat"
  2. "Jump to the Beat" (LP Edit)

Australian CD single (D10482)

  1. "Jump to the Beat" (Album version)
  2. "Jump to the Beat" (Extended mix)
  3. "Hallucination"

Australian 12" vinyl single (X14076)

  1. "Jump to the Beat" (Extended mix)
  2. "Hallucination"
  3. "Success" (Funky Tony mix)

U.S. vinyl single

  1. "Jump to the Beat" (12" mix)
  2. "Hallucination"
  3. "Jump to the Beat" (7" mix)

U.S. CD single

  1. "Jump to the Beat" (7" Version)
  2. "Jump to the Beat" (7" Remix)
  3. "Jump to the Beat" (12" Version)
  4. "Hallucination"

Note: "Jump to the Beat" is one of only two singles release by Minogue that did not receive a CD format release in the UK.


The following people contributed to "Jump to the Beat":

  • Dannii Minogue – lead vocals
  • Colin "Einstein" Case – rap vocals
  • Les Adams, Emma Freilich, Andy Whitmore – production
  • Phil Bodger – remix, additional production
  • Simon Fowler – photography
  • Official versions

  • Jump to the Beat (Album version) (4:04)
  • Jump to the Beat (7" mix) (3:36)
  • Jump to the Beat (12"/Extended mix) (6:30)
  • Jump to the Beat (7" Remix) (4:02)
  • Jump to the Beat (12" Remix)(6:40)
  • Jump to the Beat (L.A. Master Remix) (4:35)
  • Jump to the Beat (unnamed edit version with rap removed found on CD2 on Love's on Every Corner)
  • References

    Jump to the Beat Wikipedia