Single: Jerk Out

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Jerk Out

Jerkout single.jpg

Single details

Released: 28 June 1990 (USA)

13 July 1990 (Germany)
10 August 1990 (Netherlands)

Related album: Pandemonium
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / Reprise Records
Unique tracks: Jerk Out (A Cappella) (2:23)

Jerk Out (Edit) (3:59)
Jerk Out (Sexy Dub) (7:09)
Jerk Out (Sexy Edit) (4:32)
Jerk Out (Sexy Instrumental) (7:01)
Jerk Out (Sexy Mix) (8:51)
Mo' Jerk Out (4:36)

Jerk Out was the first single to be released from The Time's fourth album Pandemonium. It was released two weeks before the album. The b-side, Mo' Jerk Out, is an extended remix portion of the track. Jerk Out featured Prince as a writer, producer and performer, although his input was uncredited.

The single reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, number 1 on the Billboard R&B Chart and number 6 in the Billboard Dance Music - Club Play chart. It was certified gold by the RIAA on 19 September 1990, indicating 500,000 copies shipped.

Track listing


(US: 5439-19750-7, GER: 5439-19750-7)
A. Jerk Out (Edit) (3:59)
B. Mo' Jerk Out (4:36)


(US: 9 21701-0)
A1. Jerk Out (Sexy Mix) (8:51)
A2. Jerk Out (Sexy Edit) (4:32)
A3. Jerk Out (A Cappella) (2:23)
B1. Jerk Out (Sexy Dub) (7:09)
B2. Jerk Out (Sexy Instrumental) (7:01)

(UK: W 9750 T, GER: 7599-21722-0)
A1. Jerk Out (Edit) (3:59)
A2. Jerk Out (Sexy Dub) (7:09)
B. Jerk Out (Sexy Mix) (8:51)


(US: 9 21701-2)
1. Jerk Out (Sexy Mix) (8:51)
2. Jerk Out (Sexy Edit) (4:32)
3. Jerk Out (A Cappella) (2:23)
4. Jerk Out (Sexy Dub) (7:09)
5. Jerk Out (Sexy Instrumental) (7:01)

(GER: 7599-21722-2)
1. Jerk Out (Edit) (3:59)
2. Jerk Out (Sexy Dub) (7:09)
3. Jerk Out (Sexy Mix) (8:51)

12" promo

(UK: PRO-A-4358)
A. Jerk Out (Sexy Edit) (4:32)
B. Jerk Out (Sexy Mix) (8:51)


  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.


Chart, Country Entry Date Peak Position Weeks In Chart
Billboard R&B Chart, USA 30 Jun. 1990 1 (1 week) 15
Billboard Hot 100 Chart, USA 30 Jun. 1990 9 15
Billboard Hot Dance Music - Club Play Chart, USA 4 Aug. 1990 6 10

Awards and Certifications


  • None.


  • On 19 September 1990, Jerk Out was certified gold by the RIAA, indicating 500,000 copies shipped in the USA.


Variants, special editions and re-releases

  • None.

See also


  • Information needed.


Thesexofit single.jpg 1990
The Sex Of It
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1990
On The Way Up
Onthewayup single.jpg