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"Lovely One" is a funk single released by American family group the Jacksons on September 27, 1980.

"Lovely One"
Single by the Jacksons
from the album Triumph
ReleasedSeptember 27, 1980
Format7" single, 3" CD single
RecordedJanuary - June, 1980
GenreFunk, Post-disco
Length4:52 (LP Version)
3:45 (7" Edit)
Songwriter(s)Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson
Producer(s)The Jacksons
the Jacksons singles chronology
"Lovely One"
"This Place Hotel"

Released as the first single from the brothers' Triumph, it followed the hit "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)". "Lovely One" nearly matched the success of the previous song, reaching number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100, number two on the Black Singles chart[1] and along with the tracks "Can You Feel It" and "Walk Right Now", "Lovely One" hit number one on the dance chart for one week.[2]


  • Written and composed by Michael Jackson and Randy Jackson
  • Produced by the Jacksons
  • Arrangement by Michael Jackson and Tom Tom 84
  • Lead vocals by Michael Jackson
  • Background vocals by the Jacksons: Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Randy Jackson and Marlon Jackson
  • Instrumentation:
    • Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes
    • Guitars: Tito Jackson, David Williams, Mike Sembello
    • Bass: Nathan Watts
    • Drums: Ollie E. Brown
    • Percussion: Paulinho da Costa


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 287.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 132.