Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 13 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. He was a member of the rock band, Joe Jackson Band from 1982 to 1985 and from 2003 to date. Joe began his solo career in 1982 with the hit song “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” which reached at #3 on the Billboard chart. Joe has released a total of 10 studio albums, including his latest release, “Fast Forward” in 2015.
Joe Jackson is known for his eclectic mix of musical styles incorporated into his music. His songs often incorporate elements of pop, rock, jazz and blues. Joe’s song “Be My Number Two” was released as a single in 1983 and appeared on his album, “Night and Day”. The song is a ballad about a man who is in love with a woman who is already taken. The man pleads with the woman to be his second choice, knowing that he will never be able to have her all to himself. Joe’s version of the song reached the top ten of the UK Singles Chart and number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Joe’s song “Be My Number Two” also reached number two on the Irish Singles Chart.