(Debuted April 24, 1984, Peaked #15, 16 Weeks on the Chart)
One of Joe Jackson's hallmarks was his ability to switch between different styles of music and do so seamlessly. Lumped in with New Wave artists after his 1979 hit "Is She Really Going Out With Him," he quickly showed his versatility on his next several LPs. In 1982, he returned to the Top 40 with "Steppin' Out" and later "Breaking Us in Two," both of which showed a more complex songwriting style. By the time his 1984 album Body and Soul arrived, Jackson had moved on to jazz and big band influences, both of which can be heard in "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)."
After that, Joe Jackson continued to explore his own influences, even composing classical compositions. This willingness to chase his own muse and follow the beat of his own drummer (so to speak) is what has always made Joe Jackson unique.