Jungle Love is the fourth track on The Time's third album Ice Cream Castle, and, five months after the album's release, Jungle Love was released as the album's third single. The song also features in the movie Purple Rain.
Jungle Love was written by Morris Day and Prince under the pseudonym Jamie Starr. It was co-produced by Morris Day and Prince using the name The Starr Company.
A 1998 live version recorded by Morris Day was released in 2004 on his album It's About Time, but this has no input by Prince and is not included here, as it is considered a cover version.
Basic tracking took place on 26 March 1983 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (the day before My Summertime Thang and two days before Cloreen Bacon Skin), after being demoed by Jesse Johnson on his reel-to-reel 8-track Tascam recorder in Minneapolis not long before.
Jesse Johnson was initially included in the credits when submitted for copyright in May 1984, but after he left the band, his name was removed from the credits upon release.