In September of 1982 "I'm So Excited" was released as a single and appeared on the group's "So Excited" album. The song written by Anita Pointer, June Pointer, Ruth Pointer and Trevor Lawrence reached #30 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. The energetic video was directed by choreographer, Kenny Ortega and featured the sisters getting ready for a night on the town. Unhappy with the chart results, the sisters convinced their producer to add it to the second pressing of their 1983 RIAA certified multi-Platinum album, "Break Out". The song was re-released in 1984 and climbed all the way to #9 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart.
The song has been featured in several movies, including Summer Lovers, National Lampoons Vacation, Working Girl and The Nutty Professor, just to name a few. Billboard named the song #23 on their list of "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs Of All Time" and it's been included in RIAA and National Endowment for the Arts project "Songs of the Century", a list intended to promote a better understanding of America's musical and cultural heritage. "I'm So Excited" has been played close to 3 million times on the radio and has become an anthem for the sisters that is instantly recognizable.
Want to learn more about The Pointer Sisters? Read "Fairytale, The Pointer Sisters' Family Story" and "Still So Excited! My Life As A Pointer Sister"
"Still So Excited! My Life As A Pointer Sister" is available at Amazon. You can also purchase a personalized signed copy here.
A new remix: "Automatic" by Sean Finn, Lotus & The Pointer Sisters can now be found on Beatport and all streaming services.
Originally released in 2011, "Like A Picasso" has been re-released on CD and digital. Bonnie co-wrote two songs on the album and this project was a departure from the disco and dance music so many knew her for. Bonnie interpreted these songs with soul, grit, tenderness and expertise, as only a Pointer could do.
Broadwayworld.com: UNSCRIPTED Live With GRAMMY-Winning Legend Ruth Pointer Premieres At The Apollo Theater Soundstage
"Unscripted Live with Christian John Wikane. Ruth sat down with Christian for a Q&A and some fun stories.
Ruth Pointer was revealed as The Cupcake on FOX's The Masked Singer! Fans enjoyed two fun performances before her departure. Ruth chose to sing "Heatwave" by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and "Finesse" by Bruno Mars. Entertainment Weekly caught up with Ruth to discuss her experience on the show!