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Encyclopedia > ABC (song)
"ABC"
"ABC" cover
Single by The Jackson 5
from the album ABC
Released February 24, 1970 (U.S.)
Format Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Recorded Hitsville West, Los Angeles; 1969 - 1970
Genre Bubblegum pop/Soul
Length 2:59
Label Motown
M 1163
Writer(s) The Corporation™
Producer(s) The Corporation™
Chart positions
  • #1 (U.S., U.S. R&B)
  • #8 (UK)
The Jackson 5 singles chronology
"I Want You Back"
(1969)
"ABC"
(1970)
"The Love You Save"
(1970)

"ABC" is a 1970 number-one hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. It held the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks, from April 18 to May 2, 1970. According to Motown publicity, the single sold two million copies in its first two and a half weeks of release. It is the second of four Jackson 5 number-ones released in a row (the others are "I Want You Back", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There"). Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... ABC was a hit 1970 album by legendary Motown group The Jackson 5. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Bubblegum pop, also known as bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, youth music, or simply bubblegum, is a genre of popular music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... The Corporationâ„¢ was a collective of songwriters and record producers assembled in 1969 by Motown label head Berry Gordy to create hit records for the labels new act, The Jackson 5. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... I Want You Back is a 1969 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... The Love You Save is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... I Want You Back is a 1969 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... The Love You Save is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... Ill Be There is a soul song written by Berry Gordy, Jr. ...


Perhaps the most famous of the Jackson 5's songs, "ABC" features Michael and Jermaine Jackson breaking down the game of love so that it's as easy as learning the alphabet ("A-B-C/it's easy as 1-2-3/ah, simple as do-re-mi/A-B-C/1-2-3/that's how easy love can be"). ABC which was written with the same design as I Want You Back, and was first heard on American Bandstand in February of 1970. The song also knocked the Beatles song Let It Be out of the number one spot that same year. For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... For the NBA player also named Jermaine Jackson, see Jermaine Jackson (basketball) Jermaine LaJaune Jackson, now Muhammad Abdul Aziz (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... A Specimen of typeset fonts and languages, by William Caslon, letter founder; from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... Let It Be was an album by The Beatles, released on May 8, 1970. ...


Like most of the other early Jackson 5 hits, "ABC" was written and produced by The Corporation™, a team comprised 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. A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Corporationâ„¢ was a collective of songwriters and record producers assembled in 1969 by Motown label head Berry Gordy to create hit records for the labels new act, The Jackson 5. ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Frederick Freddie Perren (1943 - December 16, 2004) was an African American songwriter and record producer. ... Alphonzo Fonce Mizell is an African American musician, songwriter, and record producer. ... Deke Richards, also known as Dennis Lussier, is a songwriter and record producer. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type mayor-council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  465. ... Hitsville U.S.A. was the nickname given to Motown Records first headquarters. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Government  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area  - City  143. ...


"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. ABC was a hit 1970 album by legendary Motown group The Jackson 5. ... The Supremes were a Motown all-female singing group. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...


The song has also been sampled by Naughty by Nature for their 1991 single "O.P.P.". To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Naughty by Nature is an African American hip hop group that at the time of its formation in 1991, consisted of Treach, Vin Rock, and the DJ Kay Gee. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... O.P.P. is a 1991 song recorded by rap group Naughty By Nature. ...

Contents

Credits

The Corporationâ„¢ was a collective of songwriters and record producers assembled in 1969 by Motown label head Berry Gordy to create hit records for the labels new act, The Jackson 5. ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Frederick Freddie Perren (1943 - December 16, 2004) was an African American songwriter and record producer. ... Alphonzo Fonce Mizell is an African American musician, songwriter, and record producer. ... Deke Richards, also known as Dennis Lussier, is a songwriter and record producer. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... For the NBA player also named Jermaine Jackson, see Jermaine Jackson (basketball) Jermaine LaJaune Jackson, now Muhammad Abdul Aziz (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Toriano Adaryll Tito Jackson born (on October 15, 1953 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and guitarist, formerly a member of The Jackson 5. ... Be The One cover Jackie Jackson (born Sigmund Esco Jackson on May 4, 1951 in Gary, Indiana) is an African-American singer and musician, formerly member of The Jackson 5, and is the oldest son in the Jackson family that includes American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and musician, former member of The Jackson 5, and brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Frederick Freddie Perren (1943 - December 16, 2004) was an African American songwriter and record producer. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Louis Shelton, also known as Louie Shelton, is an American musician (guitarist) and music producer. ... Wilton Felder(born on August 31, 1940 in Houston, Texas) is a saxophone and bass player best known as a founder of The Crusaders, initially called the Jazz Crusaders. ...

Appearance in Movies

Clerks II is the 2006 sequel to Kevin Smiths 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse. ... Daddy Day Care is a 2003 comedy film written by Geoff Rodkey and directed by Steve Carr which tells the story of an unemployed father who convinces his male friends to help him to start a day care center. ... Billy Madison is a 1995 comedy starring Adam Sandler in the title role about a slacker who must go back to school in order to take over his fathers company. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...

Appearances in computer and video games

A cover version of "ABC" appears as the song for the second bonus level in Elite Beat Agents for Nintendo DS. The stage involves a cat who must help his owner's wandering, overly curious baby avoid danger in a construction site. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Elite Beat Agents is a rhythm game developed by iNiS for the Nintendo DS. It is a spiritual sequel to Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, a Japanese rhythm game released in 2005. ...

Preceded by
"Let It Be" by The Beatles
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
April 25, 1970
Succeeded by
"American Woman" / "No Sugar Tonight" by The Guess Who

Let It Be is a song written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney), released by The Beatles as a single in March 1970 and later the same year as the title track of their album Let It Be. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... American Woman is the title track of Canadian band The Guess Whos 1970 album, American Woman. ... No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature is a song by the Canadian rock band, The Guess Who. ... The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that was one of the first to establish a major successful following in their own country while still residing there as well as abroad in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ...

External link

  • Overview of ABC All the picture sleeves, Song and remixes to listen

  Results from FactBites:
 
ABC (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (312 words)
"ABC" is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label.
Perhaps the most famous of the Jackson 5's songs, "ABC" features Michael and Jermaine Jackson breaking down the game of love so that it's as easy as learning the alphabet ("A-B-C/it's easy as 1-2-3/oh, simple as do-re-mi/A-B-C/1-2-3/baby, you and me!").
Like most of the other early Jackson 5 hits, "ABC" was written and produced by The Corporation™, a team comprised 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.
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