(Arista Records, 1984)
2. Sweetest Sweetest
3. Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good To Be True) (Duet With Michael Jackson)
4. Escape From The Planet of the Ant Men
5. Come To Me (One Way Or Another)
6. Do What You Do
7. Take Good Care Of My Heart (Duet with Whitney Houston)
8. Some Things Are Private
9. Oh Mother
Jermaine’s first album for his new label Arista Records was released in April 1984. In the U.S. and Japan the album was released with the title Jermaine Jackson, and in Europe it was called Dynamite.
Dynamite became one of Jermaine’s best and most successful albums. In the U.S. the album reached #13 in the R&B chart and #19 in the Pop chart.
A memorable song that was released on the album was the duet with younger brother Michael, called Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin’ (To Good To Be True). The song was the first choice to be released as a single, but because of label politics it was kept from being released. Epic Records, Michael Jackson’s record company, wouldn’t allow the song to be released as a single, because they thought that having their prized superstar singing on a competing label was bad enough.
Eventually two singles were released from the album in the U.S. First the opening track Dynamite, which became a hit in the U.S., where it reached #8 in the R&B chart and #15 in the Pop chart. The second U.S. single was another hit. It was the song Do What You Do, which reached #14 in the R&B chart and #13 in the Pop chart. Also in Europe this single was released and also there it became a big hit. Do What You Do became one of the most recognizable songs of Jermaine Jackson.
Another single was released at the end of 1984 that was not released on the album. It was the song When The Rain Begins To Fall, which was a duet with female single Pia Zadora. The song became a huge hit and went to #1 in multiple countries in Europe. Because of the success of When The Rain Begins To Fall, the song was added on the European version of the album in later pressings.