The Pointer Sisters

I'm So Excited

Composed by Anita Pointer / June Pointer / Ruth Pointer / Trevor Lawrence

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Co-written by the Pointer Sisters and associate producer Trevor Lawrence, 1982’s ”I’m so Excited” was an 80’s driven, synth and piano heavy slab of new-wave R&B. Not quite a stunner on the R&B charts, the song became one the band’s few singles to land higher on the mainstream pop charts, leveling off at #30. With Anita Pointer handling lead vocals, ”I’m so Excited” is a passionate, jangly love song, urgent with little of the dynamics that drove their early, classic R&B. But, still, there is a spark and fire that completely identifies the 80s era sisters with their own alter egos. When they sing “I’m about to lose control and I think I like it”, you’d better believe they mean it.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
So Excited! 1982 BBR 3:50
Break Out 1983 Planet 4:55
Music for the Miracle 1986
Various Artists
Epic
Working Girl [Original Soundtrack] 1989
Original Soundtrack
BMG / Sony Music / Sony Music Entertainment
The RCA Records Label: The First Note in Black Music 1992
Various Artists
RCA 5:38
The Collection [RCA] 1993 RCA
Touch My Soul, Vol. 1 1994
Various Artists
BMG 3:53
Supergroups 1994
Various Artists
Stardust Records
Physical 1994
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:34
Only in the 80's, Vol. 2 1995
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 4:52
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Alshire
Sounds of the Eighties: 1983-1984 1995
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:25
The Best of the Pointer Sisters [Ariola] 1996 Ariola 3:51
Party Time, Vol. 2: Ultimate Party Album 1996
Various Artists
SPG
The Very Best of the Pointer Sisters [RCA] 1996 RCA 3:53
I Know What Boys Like 1996
Various Artists
Shanachie Records 5:41
Roller Hockey Album 1997
Various Artists
RCA 5:36
Greatest Sports Rock and Jams, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
Cold Front Records / K-Tel Distribution 4:51
Greatest Hits [Camden] 1997 Camden 3:52
Best of the 80's [Crimson] 1998
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 3:50
Hits of the 80's [Columbia River] 1998
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 5:41
Original Party Music 1998
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 4:55
University of Michigan 1998
Various Artists
3:48
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Collection 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 3:54
Greatest Sports Rock and Jams [Box] 1998
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 4:51
Body Moves: Non-Stop Disco Workout, Vol. 2 1998
Various Artists
Universal Special Products / Rebound Records 5:31
DJ Don's Party Mix: Dance Party 1999
Various Artists
Power Records (Fitness/Dance) 4:16
Big 12 Inches: So Excited 1999
Various Artists
Buddha Records 5:41
Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Christmas Gift to You 1999
Various Artists
Rhino 3:54
Pop in the 80's, Vol. 1 1999
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:56
Party Time [SPG] 2000
Various Artists
SPG 3:11
Greatest Hits of the 80's [BMG Greeting Card CD] 2000
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:51
'80s Pop Hits 2001
Various Artists
Compose Records 3:47
Michigan Wolverines: Go Blue 2001
Various Artists
Alphabet City 3:48
Top Groups of the Eighties 2001
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 5:41
Instant Party: Hot! Hot! Hot! 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:52
Hits! 2001 RCA 3:55
Legendary 2001 BMG 5:41
The Ultimate Hits of the 80's 2001
Various Artists
Collectables 5:40
The Ultimate Jukebox Hits of the '80s, Vol. 1 2001
Various Artists
Collectables 5:40
The Best of the Pointer Sisters [BMG] 2002 RCA 3:51
Jukebox Hits of the '80s [Collectables] 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 3:54
40 Years of Jukebox Hits: The 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 5:40
Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally) 2002
Various Artists
Rhino 3:50
Body and Soul: Ladies Got Soul 2002
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 4:54
The Best of the Pointer Sisters [RCA 2000] 2002 RCA 3:55
No Image 2002 Catalyst 3:53
No Image 2002
Various Artists
Real Eighties the Video Hits [Disc 1] 2003
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:55
The Very Best of the Pointer Sisters: I'm So Excited 2004 BMG International 3:53
Platinum & Gold Collection 2004 BMG Heritage / RCA 4:52
Real 80's: The Video Hits 2004
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:55
We Love the 80's Too 2004
Various Artists
BMG Special Products / Sony Music Distribution 3:55
School Reunion: The Disco 2004
Various Artists
Virgin 3:49
The Collection [Madacy-Bonus DVD] 2004 Madacy
Nur Das Beste 2005 BMG/RCA
In Concert 2005 Brilliant 7:40
Best of the 80's & 90's [Paradiso] 2005
Various Artists
Paradiso
Live in Concert [DVD] 2005 MRA
Automatic Live 2005 Pegasus (Pinnacle)
Sing-A-Long Summer 2005
Various Artists
WEA/Warner Special Marketing 3:50
The Ultimate Soul Divas 2005 Cleopatra
Legends 2005 Sony Music Distribution
Greatest Hits Live [Laserlight] 2006 Laserlight 4:45
Excellent 80's 2006
Various Artists
Sony CMG / Sony Music 3:55
Floorfillers: The Ultimate Party Album 2006
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution
The Best of Miami Vice [Hip-O] 2006
Various Artists
Hip-O 3:54
The Pink Album 2006
Various Artists
Digital 3:51
Live [Direct Source] 2006 Direct Source 4:41
Let's Hear It for the Girls 2006
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:49
80s Movie Hits 2006
Various Artists
Universal 3:53
Fire [Live 2004] 2006 Universe
Greatest Ever! Party: The Definitive Collection 2006
Various Artists
Union Square Music 3:51
School Reunion Party 2006
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution
Best Disco in Town [Universal] 2007
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 3:45
Dance Classics Top 50 Megamix 2007
Various Artists
Various Tunes 3:06
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Sony BMG 4:52
Super Hits 2007 Sony Music Distribution / Sbme Special Mkts. 4:55
Greatest Ever School Days 2007
Various Artists
Greatest Ever / Union Square Music 3:53
Soul Party [Direct Source] 2007
Various Artists
Direct Source 4:41
Top Hits of the 80's: Groovin' Hits 2007
Various Artists
Collectables 5:40
Just for Mum 2007
Various Artists
Platinum Entertainment 5:41
Best of R&B [Box Set] 2007
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:47
The Best Of Disco...Ever! 2007
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:46
Top Hits of the 80s [Collectables] 2008
Various Artists
Collectables 3:54
Ultimate Collection 100 Hits: Eighties 2008
Various Artists
Union Square Music 3:50
Live [Diamond] 2008 TGG Direct / Diamond Recordings
No Image 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG
No Image 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG 3:53
Gay Top 50 Megamix 2008
Various Artists
Cloud 9 Holland 3:44
Baby Loves Disco 2008
Various Artists
Universal Distribution / Universal Music TV 3:51
Ultimate 80s Collection [Collectables] 2008
Various Artists
Collectables 5:40
Sounds of the 80's Generation 2008
Various Artists
Destra 3:50
Feel Good 80s 2009
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:51
Best Gay Hits Ever! 2009
Various Artists
Cloud 9 Holland / Various Tunes 3:46
Playlist: The Very Best of the Pointer Sisters 2009 Legacy / RCA / RCA/Legacy 3:55
Ultimate 80's [Music Club] 2009
Various Artists
Music Club International Records 3:49
The Best Year of My Life: 1984 2009
Various Artists
Sony Music
No Image 2009
Various Artists
Commercial Canada 4:55
No Image 2010
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution / Sony Music Entertainment 3:51
Goldmine: Best Of 2010 Sony Music
So Excited [Compilation] 2010 Collectables 3:55
101 Running Songs, Lap 2 2010
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:49
S.O.U.L. 2011 Sony Music 4:54
The Ultimate Collection: Running Songs 100 Hits 2011
Various Artists
Ultimate 3:51
No Image 2011
Various Artists
Sony Music Entertainment 3:48
No Image 2012
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:49
Los Amantes Pasajeros 2013
Original Soundtrack
Quartet Records 3:58
Running Hits: New Balance 2013
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:51
The Ultimate Collection: Party Classics 2013
Various Artists
Ultimate Collection 3:48
Party Starters 2013
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:54
Latest & Greatest Running Songs 2013
Various Artists
Union Square 3:47
The Party Mix: Hen Night 2014
Various Artists
Crimson 3:51
No Image 2014
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:52
Nostalgie: Best of 80's 2014
Various Artists
Warner Music 3:51
30 Stars: 80s 2015
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:48
Eighties Blockbusters [Ministry of Sound] 2016
Various Artists
Ministry of Sound 3:50
No Image 2016
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:46
Automatic: Best Of 2017 Music Club Deluxe
100 Summerhits In The Mix 2012
Various Artists
PTG / Various Tunes 2:52
Absolute Disco Classics
Various Artists
Eva
Disco Nights [Ariola]
Various Artists
Ariola
Dzien Dobry Bardzo Radio Zet
Various Artists
Sony Music / Sony Music Distribution 3:50
Greatest Ever Movie Hits: The Definitive Collection
Various Artists
Greatest Ever
Greatest Ever! Party [Greatest Ever]
Various Artists
Greatest Ever
Greatest Hits [Sony] BMG / Sony Music
Hits for Kids: Pop Party, Vol. 3
Various Artists
Joint Venture
Live in Montana: 2004 MVD Visual
No Image
Various Artists
EMI / EMI Gold 3:53
Otroligt 80
Various Artists
Bonnier Music
No Image
Various Artists
Sony Music
Party Time
Various Artists
SPG
The Best of School Disco.com: 10th Anniversary
Various Artists
EMI 3:49
No Image
Various Artists
Legacy
Ultimate Office Party!
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:53
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