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.