Jackson 5 - ABC
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1970 Ratings: #52 / 124
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
1970 Ratings: #132
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May 8, 1970 / Release Date
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Motown / Label
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SoundOwl
82

The Jackson 5 were a force to be reckoned with. Not only were they storming the charts with powerhouse singles such as "ABC" and "The Love You Save", but they were all kids! Led by Munchkin Michael, his infectious stage presence and charming personality for being just 11 years old helped win over the hearts of listeners all over. He could sing, dance, he did it all. Backed by his brother Jermaine on backup vocals, and the rest of his siblings pitching in when able, this ... read more

LetalShertly
75

Better than their debut album, just better bangers on this

SJCTurntable
74

Six months after their debut album, this follow-up repeated the formula, with less success, of combining versions of other Motown stars’ hits, such as Stevie Wonder and the Miracles, with songs written for the Jacksons by the creative team, the ‘Corporation’, of which Berry Gordy was a quarter. Of the latter, the two standout hits were ‘ABC’, which dislodged the Beatles’ ‘Let it Be’ from number 1, and opening track ‘The Love You Save’.

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Track List

  1. The Love You Save
  2. One More Chance
  3. ABC
  4. 2-4-6-8
  5. (Come Round Here) I'm The One You Need
  6. Don't Know Why I Love You
  7. Never Had A Dream Come True
  8. True Love Can Be Beautiful
  9. La-La Means I Love You
  10. I'll Bet You
  11. I Found That Girl
  12. The Young Folks
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Added on: October 20, 2014