ABC (song)


ABC (song)

:"For the rap single by Jin, see ABC (Jin song)"

Infobox Single
Name = ABC


Artist = The Jackson 5
from Album = ABC
B-side = "The Young Folks"
Released = February 24 1970 (U.S.)
Format = Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Recorded = Hitsville West, Los Angeles; 1969–1970
Genre = Bubblegum pop/Soul
Length = 2:55
Label = Motown
M 1163
Writer = The Corporation
Producer = The Corporation
Last single = "I Want You Back"
(1969)
This single = "ABC"
(1970)
Next single = "The Love You Save"
(1970)

"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 Bandstand in February 1970. The song also knocked The Beatles song "Let It Be" out of the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 that 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 Richards and recorded in Los Angeles, California, away from the old Motown studio at Hitsville USA in 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.

The song has also been sampled by Naughty by Nature for their 1991 single "O.P.P.", also by Girl Talk on his fourth album "Feed the Animals".

Credits

*Background vocals by Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, and Marlon Jackson
*Bass guitar by Wilton Felder
*Drums by Gene Pello
*Guitar by David T. Walker, Louis Shelton and Don Peake
*Keyboards by Freddie Perren
*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"
*"Billy Madison"
*"Clerks II"
*"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

*A cover version of "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 Wii.
*It is a singable song on the video game Karaoke Revolution Volume 3. It is also downloadable content for the game .

External links

* [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 Allmusic website


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