I Want You Back

The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson

About I Want You Back

"I Want You Back" is the first national single by the Jackson 5. It was released by Motown on October 7, 1969, and became the first number-one hit for the band on January 31, 1970. It was performed on the band's first television appearances, on October 18, 1969 on Diana Ross's The Hollywood Palace and on their milestone performance on December 14, 1969 on The Ed Sullivan Show. The song, along with a B-side remake of "Who's Lovin' You" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, was the only single to be released from the Jackson 5's first album, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5. It went to number one on the Soul singles chart for four weeks and held the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the week ending January 31, 1970. "I Want You Back" was ranked 121st on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. 


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Uh ohh
Let me tell you now
Uh huh

When I had you to myself
I didn't want you around
Those pretty faces always made you
Stand out in a crowd

But someone picked you from the bunch
One glance was all it took
Now it's much too late for me
To take a second look

Oh, baby, give me one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won't you please let me
Back in your heart
Oh, darling, I was blind to let you go
(Let you go baby)
But now since I see you in his arms
(I want you back) yes, I do now
(I want you back) ooh ooh, baby
(I want you back) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(I want you back) Now, now, now, now

Trying to live without your love
Is one long sleepless night
Let me show you girl
That I know wrong from right

Every street you walk on
I leave tear stains on the ground
Following the girl
I didn't even want around
(Let me show you now)

Oh, baby, give me one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won't you please let me
Back in your heart
Oh, darling, I was blind to let you go
(Let you go baby)
But now since I see you in his arms 
(Ohh) (bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum)
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum)
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum)
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum) ah, buh bum, bum, bum 
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum) ah, buh bum, bum, bum
All I want
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum) ah, buh bum, bum, bum
All I need
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum) ah, buh bum, bum, bum
All I want
(Bum, bum, bum, bum-buh-bum, bum) ah, buh bum, bum, bum
All I need

Oh, just one more chance
To show that I love you
Baby (baby)
Baby (baby)
Baby (baby)

(I want you back)
Forget what happened then (I want you back)
Let me live again

Oh, baby I was blind to let you go
But now since I see you it is all
(I want you back)
Spare me of this cause
Get back what I lost

Oh baby I need one more chance, ha
I tell ya that I love you
Baby (Oh), baby (oh), baby (oh)
I want you back, ha
I want you back

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The Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five, sometimes stylized The Jackson 5ive), later known as The Jacksons, or simply Jacksons, are an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Founding group members Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson formed the group after performing in an early incarnation called The Jackson Brothers, which originally consisted of a trio of the three older brothers. Active from 1964 to 1990, the Jacksons played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, pop and (in the 1970s) disco. During their six-and-a-half-year Motown tenure, The Jackson 5 was one of the biggest pop-music acts of the 1970s, and the band served as the launching pad for the solo careers of their lead singers Jerm… more »

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