Just 15 years after they started their career and they became one of the world’s most well-known American pop bands, Jackson 5 earned their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1980. But what was their very first song as a group?
Jackson 5’s first song was I Want You Back released in 1969 as part of their Motown album, Diana Ross Presents Jackson 5. Instantly, the single became a chart-topping hit on the Hot 100 chart which paved the way for the band to become a worldwide sensation.
If you’re interested in learning more about some of Jackson 5’s best songs, including those that were chart-topping hits then this article was written for you. Read below to discover more.
Top 5 Jackson 5 Songs
In 1969, Jackson 5 became a pop sensation around America after their appearance on the Diana Ross show. In the years following, the band ranked highly on the R&B charts and the Hot 100.
Things started to slow down for them after releasing their second album entitled ABC which contained smash hits ABC and The Love You Save. But it was their single Dancing Machine released in 1973 that gained them attention and placed them back on the charts.
Since then, the band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Below we’ll take a look at some of Jackson 5’s top five highest-charting songs.
I’ll Be There (1970)
As their first single on their album entitled Third Album, I’ll Be There performed well on the charts where it soared to number one in October, just a month after its release.
It was the group’s fourth consecutive number one on the charts, which made them the first Black male group to have produced four chart-topping hits so early on in their career.
I Want You Back (1970)
I Want You Back was Jackson 5’s first chart-topping hit, debuting at the highest-ranking position on Billboard Hot 100 after its release in January.
By 2014, the Rolling Stone had declared it one of the best songs of all time. Out of a list of 500 best songs of all time, I Want You Back by Jackson 5 ranked 121st which is pretty impressive!
ABC is arguably one of Jackson 5’s best songs that they’ve released in the entirety of their career. With its upbeat tempo and uplifting lyrics, ABC is a great singalong tune and it’s also considered to be one of Jackson 5’s signature hits that many people associate with the band.
In April 1970, two months after its release in February, ABC charted on Billboard way up in the ranks at number one. The single received recognition from the Grammys and even was nominated for the Best Contemporary Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus at the 1971 Grammy awards.
The Love You Save/I Found That Girl (1970)
As the second track from their 1970 album ABC, The Love You Save marked Jackson 5’s third consecutive number one. It reached number one on Billboard Hot 100 and retained its position for a fortnight.
Dancing Machine (1973)
This wouldn’t be a list of Jackson 5’s most incredible songs if we didn’t include their 1973 hit single Dancing Machine which was a chart-topper on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. Additionally, Dancing Machine brought the group their second Grammy nomination at the 1975 Grammys for the Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
The Jackson 5 are not only famous for the above five singles as fans also obsess over their other hits including State of Shock, Never Can Say Goodbye, Sugar Daddy, Get It Together, Heartbreak Hotel, and Blame It On The Boogie amongst many more of their hits.