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"Dancing Machine" is a 1973 song recorded by The Jackson 5, released as a single in 1974. The group's first US Top Ten since 1972's "Looking Through The Windows", "Dancing Machine" reached number two on the Billboard pop music charts and number one on the R&B charts. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known simply as The Jacksons) were an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues...


The song, which reached gold selling status, popularized the Robot dance routine, deviced by Jackson 5 lead singer Michael Jackson. Jackson first performed the dance while singing "Dancing Machine" with the Jackson 5 on an episode of The Mike Douglas Show. But did it first on Soul Train It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA Single certification. ... The robot was a dance popularized by The Jackson 5 for their 1974 hit Dancing Machine, characterized by jerking movements of the arms, legs, and hips. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Mike Douglas Show was an American daytime televsion program starring singer Mike Douglas. ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ...


"Dancing Machine", originally recorded for the group's 1973 album G.I.T.: Get It Together, was also the title track of their 1974 album Dancing Machine released in 1974 as a response to the success of the single. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Dancing Machine was an album released by legendary Motown quintet The Jackson 5 in 1974. ...



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Dancing Machine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (176 words)
"Dancing Machine" is a 1973 song recorded by The Jackson 5, released as a single in 1974.
Jackson first performed the dance while singing "Dancing Machine" with the Jackson 5 on an episode of The Mike Douglas Show.
"Dancing Machine", originally recorded for the group's 1973 album G.I.T.: Get It Together, was also the title track of their 1974 album Dancing Machine released in 1974 as a response to the success of the single.
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