Jungle Fever (soundtrack)

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Jungle Fever
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMay 28, 1991
GenrePop
R&B[1]
Length51:06
LabelMotown Records
ProducerStevie Wonder
Nathan Watts
Stevie Wonder chronology
'Characters
(1987)
Jungle Fever 'Conversation Peace
(1995)
Singles from Jungle Fever
  1. "Gotta Have You"
    Released: 1991
  2. "Fun Day"
    Released: 1991
  3. "These Three Words"
    Released: 1991

Jungle Fever a soundtrack album by American musician Stevie Wonder to Spike Lee's movie Jungle Fever. It was released by Motown Records on May 28, 1991. It is Wonder's third soundtrack album[2] and the music on the album was very "urban" as they had influences from new jack swing, hip hop as well as R&B and soul.

Critical reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[4]
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)[5]
Entertainment WeeklyC[1]
Q4/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[8]

Jungle Fever received mixed reviews from critics. While some thought it was unappealing, others said it was his best work in years. A critic said he hadn't so freewilling since Hotter Than July.

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written by Stevie Wonder, except "Chemical Love", lyrics by Stephanie Andrews.

  1. "Fun Day" – 4:41
  2. "Queen in the Black" – 4:46
  3. "These Three Words" – 4:54
  4. "Each Other's Throat" – 4:17
  5. "If She Breaks Your Heart" (sung by Kimberly Brewer) – 5:03
  6. "Gotta Have You" – 6:26
  7. "Make Sure You're Sure" – 3:30
  8. "Jungle Fever" – 4:55
  9. "I Go Sailing" – 3:58
  10. "Chemical Love" – 4:26
  11. "Lighting Up the Candles" – 4:09

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wyman, Bill (June 21, 1991). "Music from the Movie 'Jungle Fever' Review". Entertainment Weekly. New York (71). Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  2. "Stevie Wonder > Album Discography > AllMusic". AllMusic. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Jungle Fever - Stevie Wonder". AllMusic. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  4. Anon. (1991). "Stevie Wonder Music From the Movie `Jungle Fever'". Chicago Tribune (June 13). Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  5. Christgau, Robert (2000). Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan. pp. xvi, 339. ISBN 0312245602.
  6. "Review". Q. London (August). 1991.
  7. "Review". Rolling Stone. New York (August 8). 1991.
  8. Considine, J. D. (2004). "Stevie Wonder". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 885, 887. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.