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Look Sharp! (Joe Jackson album)

Look Sharp! is the debut album by Joe Jackson, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). The single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" (backed by "You Got the Fever") had been released in October 1978 as Jackson's first release. Look Sharp! was re-released in 2001 with two bonus tracks. "Don't Ask Me" had been the b-side of the "One More Time" single of May 1979.

The cover is number 22 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest album covers of all time.

"Got The Time" was covered by Anthrax on their album Persistence of Time.

Track listing

All songs written by Joe Jackson.

  1. "One More Time" – 3:15
  2. "Sunday Papers" – 4:22
  3. "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" – 3:33
  4. "Happy Loving Couples" – 3:08
  5. "Throw It Away" – 2:49
  6. "Baby Stick Around" – 2:36
  7. "Look Sharp!" – 3:23
  8. "Fools in Love" – 4:23
  9. "(Do The) Instant Mash" – 3:12
  10. "Pretty Girls" – 2:55
  11. "Got the Time" – 2:55

Bonus tracks (2001 reissue)

  1. "Don't Ask Me" – 2:43
  2. "You Got the Fever" – 3:37

Personnel

Charts

Album
Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Pop Albums 40 (UK) 20 (U.S.)
Year Song Chart Position
1979 "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" Billboard Pop Singles 21
1979 "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" UK Singles 13
1979 "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" CMJ College Radio Tracks 2
1979 "Got the Time" CMJ College Radio Tracks 11
1979 "Look Sharp!" CMJ College Radio Tracks 17
1979 "Fools in Love" CMJ College Radio Tracks 9
1979 "Sunday Papers" CMJ College Radio Tracks 20

Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold

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