Victory is the fifteenth studio album by the Jacksons. It was released by Epic Records on July 2, 1984. The album was the only album to include all six Jackson brothers together as an official group; also, it was the band’s last album to be entirely recorded with lead singer Michael Jackson, as well as their first album to feature Jermaine Jackson since 1975’s Moving Violation.
Victory has sold over 7 million copies worldwide and was certified 2× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in October 1984. It peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and its most successful single “State of Shock” peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Victory was supported by the Victory Tour, with Michael, who had recently released the world’s all-time best-selling album, Thriller, prominently featured.
Shortly after the Victory Tour ended, Michael and Marlon Jackson quit the group. Jermaine, Tito, Randy and Jackie Jackson continued on as the Jacksons, and releasing one more album, 1989’s 2300 Jackson Street (whose title track did feature all six Jackson brothers, along with their sisters Janet and Rebbie) before splitting up.
1. “Torture” 4:53
2. “Wait” 5:25
3. “One More Chance” 5:06
4. “Be Not Always” 5:36
5. “State of Shock” (With Mick Jagger) 4:30
6. “We Can Change the World” 4:45
7. “The Hurt” 5:26
8. “Body” 5:06
Randy Jackson – vocals; keyboards & synthesizer
Jackie Jackson – vocals; horn arrangements
Michael Jackson – vocals
Marlon Jackson – vocals; keyboards, synthesizer,
Tito Jackson – vocals; guitars keyboards, synthesizer, drum programming
Jermaine Jackson – vocals