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"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.

"Jump to the Beat"
Jump to the Beat.jpg
Single by Stacy Lattisaw
from the album Let Me Be Your Angel
B-side"You Don't Love Me Anymore"
ReleasedAugust 13, 1980
Format12", 7"
GenreDisco, funk
LabelAtlantic, Cotillion
Songwriter(s)Narada Michael Walden, Lisa Walden
Producer(s)Narada Michael Walden
Stacy Lattisaw singles chronology
"When You're Young and in Love"
"Jump to the Beat"



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.[1] It became a big hit during the summer of 1980 in the UK, where it peaked at No.3 in July.[2] 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.


Chart (1980) Peak
Belgium[3] 7
Germany[3] 38
Ireland[4] 11
Netherlands[3] 13
Sweden[3] 15
UK[2] 3
US dance[1] 1

Dannii Minogue versionEdit

"Jump to the Beat"
Single by Dannii Minogue
from the album Love and Kisses
ReleasedJuly 15, 1991 (1991-07-15) (UK)
November 1991 (1991-11) (US)
  • Narada Michael Walden
  • Lisa Walden
Dannii Minogue Australian singles chronology
"I Don't Wanna Take This Pain"
"Jump to the Beat"
"Baby Love"
Dannii Minogue European singles chronology
"Jump to the Beat"
"Baby Love"
Music video
"Jump to the Beat" on YouTube

Dannii Minogue's version 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 listingsEdit

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.


Chart (1991) Peak
Australia (ARIA Charts)[5] 48
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders) 44
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[6] 19
Ireland (Irish Singles Chart)[7] 5
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[8] 8


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

Official versionsEdit

  • Jump to the Beat (Album version/LP Edit/7" Remix) (4:04)
  • Jump to the Beat (7" Mix) (3:36)
  • Jump to the Beat (12" Version/Extended Mix) (6:30)
  • Jump to the Beat (L.A. Master Remix) (4:35)
  • Jump to the Beat (No rap version on "Love's on Every Corner" single)


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 152.
  2. ^ a b Official UK Charts - Stacy Lattisaw
  3. ^ a b c d Jump to the Beat. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Irish charts - search Stacey (sic) Lattisaw
  5. ^ "Discography Dannii Minogue" Archived 2009-09-05 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 14, 2008.
  6. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  7. ^ "Search Charts". Retrieved April 15, 2008.
  8. ^ "UK Top 40 Hit Database" Archived 2008-09-13 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 15, 2008.
  9. ^ "Discogs release notes". Retrieved February 27, 2011.

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