The Pointer Sisters

I'm So Excited

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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 5:36
Break Out 1983 Planet 4:55
Music for the Miracle 1986
Various Artists
Epic 0:00
Greatest Hits [RCA] 1989 RCA 5:41
The Best of the Pointer Sisters [RCA 1989] 1989 RCA
Working Girl [Original Soundtrack] 1989
Original Soundtrack
Arista 5:39
The RCA Records Label: The First Note in Black Music 1992
Various Artists
RCA 5:38
The Collection [RCA] 1993 RCA
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
The Best of the Pointer Sisters [Ariola] 1996 Ariola 3:51
Party Time, Vol. 2: Ultimate Party Album 1996
Various Artists
SPG 3:11
The Very Best of the Pointer Sisters [RCA] 1996 RCA 3:53
I Know What Boys Like 1996
Various Artists
Shanachie 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
No Image 1997
Various Artists
Metacom / EMI-Capitol
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Celebrating Life 1998 Rhino
University of Michigan 1998
Various Artists
3:48
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Collection 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 3:54
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
No Image 1999
Various Artists
Realm Records 4:25
Movie Hits [Metacom] 1999
Various Artists
Metacom 5:40
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
Instant Party: Hot! Hot! Hot! 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:52
Hits! 2001 RCA 3:55
Cosmic Grooves: Sagittarius 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:55
The Ultimate Hits of the 80's 2001
Various Artists
Collectables 5:40
A Year in Your Life: 1984, Vol. 2 2001
Various Artists
Definitive 4:54
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Realm Records 4:25
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
The Best of the Pointer Sisters [RCA 2000] 2002 RCA 3:55
Platinum & Gold Collection 2004 BMG Heritage / RCA 4:52
Dance Party Classics [BMG Special Products] 2004
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:55
No Image 2004
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:50
The Collection [Madacy-Bonus DVD] 2004 Madacy 7:40
Sing-A-Long Summer 2005
Various Artists
WEA / Warner Special Marketing 3:50
Excellent 80's 2006
Various Artists
Sony CMG / Sony Music 3:55
The Best of Miami Vice [Hip-O] 2006
Various Artists
Hip-O 3:54
The Pink Album 2006
Various Artists
Polystar
Let's Hear It for the Girls 2006
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:49
Babski Wieczór 2007
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:47
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Sony BMG 4:52
Super Hits 2007 Sony Music Distribution / Sbme Special Mkts. 4:55
Top Hits of the 80's: Groovin' Hits 2007
Various Artists
Collectables 5:40
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
Sky Radio Top 100 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG 3:48
Sounds of the 80's Generation 2008
Various Artists
Destra 3:50
No Image 2010
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution / Sony Music Entertainment 3:51
Big Tunes: Back 2 the 80s 2010
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:50
So Excited [Compilation] 2010 Collectables 3:55
S.O.U.L. 2011 Sony Music 4:54
Pure... 80s Dance Party 2011
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:49
Automatic: Best Of 2017 Music Club Deluxe 3:55
Absolute Disco Classics
Various Artists
Eva
Dzien Dobry Bardzo Radio Zet
Various Artists
Sony Music / Sony Music Distribution 3:50
Mum Songs
Various Artists
Crimson 3:54
The Best of School Disco.com: 10th Anniversary
Various Artists
EMI 3:49