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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2017
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When I had you to myself
I didn't want you around
Those pretty faces always made you
Stand out in a crowd

Then 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
'Cause now since I see you it is all
I want you back
Yes, I do now
I want you back
Oo oo 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, all I need is 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
'Cause now since I see you it is all

Ah bah bah bah buh
All I want
Ah bah bah bah buh
All I need
Ah bah bah bah buh
All I want
Ah bah bah bah buh
All I need

Oh, just one more chance
To show that I love you, baby!

Baby
Baby
Baby

I want you back
Forget what happened then

Oh, baby I was blind to let you go
'Cause now since I see you it is all
I want you back
Oh, baby I need one more chance

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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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Written by: Freddie Perren, Alphonso Mizell, Deke Richards, Berry Gordy Jr

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8 facts about this song

Creation and Release
"I Want You Back" is a song released by American music group The Jackson 5 on October 7, 1969. - It was the first national single of The Jackson 5.
Writing and Production
It was written by the Motown team known as The Corporation, consisting of Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, and Alphonso Mizell. - The song was produced by the same Corporation team.
The Miracles Version
Before The Jackson 5 recorded their version, "I Want You Back" was originally intended for Gladys Knight & The Pips. - However, The Miracles, led by singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, were the first to record the song.
Chart Performance
The song was a smashing success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. - It also reached the top spot of the Billboard Soul Singles chart.
Sales and Recognition
"I Want You Back" has sold six million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles in the history of music. - In 2020, "I Want You Back" ranked 121st on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Cultural Impact
The song helped launch the Jackson 5's career and turned them into international pop stars. - It has been covered and sampled by numerous artists, showing its enduring influence on popular music.
In Media
"I Want You Back" has been featured in numerous films and television series, including the popular movie "Guardians of the Galaxy". - In the movie, it plays a significant role in character Peter Quill's backstory and connection to Earth.
Michael Jackson's Performance
A young Michael Jackson was the lead vocalist on the track, demonstrating his exceptional talent at an early age. - His emotional and mature performance surprised listeners considering he was only 11 years old at the time.

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