- ABC (song)
:"For the rap single by Jin, see
ABC (Jin song)"
Name = ABC
The Jackson 5
from Album = ABC
B-side = "The Young Folks"
February 24 1970(U.S.)
Vinyl record(7" 45 RPM)
Recorded = Hitsville West,
Los Angeles; 1969–1970
Length = 2:55
Writer = The Corporation
Producer = The Corporation
Last single = "
I Want You Back"
This single = "ABC"
Next single = "
The Love You Save"
"ABC" was a 1970 number-one hit song by
The Jackson 5. "ABC" was written with the same design as "I Want You Back", and was first heard on American Bandstandin February 1970. The song also knocked The Beatlessong "Let It Be" out of the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100that same year.
Like most of the other early Jackson 5 hits, "ABC" was written and produced by The Corporation, a team composed of Motown chief
Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, and Deke Richardsand recorded in Los Angeles, California, away from the old Motown studio at Hitsville USAin Detroit, Michigan.
"ABC" was the first single from the second Jackson 5 album, "ABC", issued with a cover of Diana Ross & the Supremes' "The Young Folks" as the
B-side. It is today one of the Jackson 5's signature songs.
*Background vocals by Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, and
*Bass guitar by
*Drums by Gene Pello
David T. Walker, Louis Sheltonand Don Peake
*Lead vocals by
Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, and Jackie Jackson
*Written and produced by The Corporation:
Berry Gordy, Jr., Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, and Deke Richards
Appearances in other media
Appearances in films
Are We There Yet"
Daddy Day Care"
Appearances in songs
*In the Justice song "D.A.N.C.E." the lyrics are: "Just easy as ABC "That's how we make it right"
Appearances in Video Games
cover versionof "ABC" appears as the song for the second bonus level in " Elite Beat Agents" for the Nintendo DS.
* "ABC" also appears as a playable song in Boogie for the
*It is a singable song on the video game
Karaoke Revolution Volume 3. It is also downloadable content for the game .
* [http://www.jackson5abc.com/albums/abc/abc/ Overview of "ABC"] All the picture sleeves, Song and remixes to listen
* [http://wm10.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:3bfyxze5ldae "ABC" song review] from
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