Published on July 15, 2016
“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” is a single written and recorded by American singer Michael Jackson. Released under Epic Records on August 10, 1979, the song is the first single from Jackson’s fifth studio album, titled Off the Wall. The song was the first solo recording over which Jackson had creative control.
“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” was Jackson’s first single to hit #1 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart in seven years, and his first solo #1 on the Soul singles chart. It remained at #1 for six weeks on Billboard’s Soul chart. The song was a worldwide success. Within a few months of release, the 45 was certified Gold, and eventually earned a Platinum certification for sales in excess of two million US copies.
“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” was well received by contemporary music critics. An accompanying music video for the song was released in October 1979. The video shows Jackson dancing, as well as being shown in a triplicate, in different color backgrounds. The song also won Jackson his first solo Grammy and American Music Awards. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” is considered to be the first song to showcase Jackson’s talent as a solo artist, both as a singer and songwriter. Since the song’s release, it has been covered by numerous musicians.