Jungle Love was the second single to be released from The Time’s third album Ice Cream Castle. It was released three months after the album in Germany and five months after the album in the USA. The b-side, Oh, Baby, was taken from their first album The Time. Both Jungle Love and Oh, Baby featured Prince as a co-writer (full writer on Oh, Baby) and performer, although his input was uncredited.
The single was supported by The Time’s performance of the song in the movie Purple Rain. It reached number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, number 6 on the Billboard Black Chart and number 9 on Billboard dance/Disco Top 80 chart.