Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

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285 – The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back (1969)
Written by The Corporation – (Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell and Deke Richards)
Produced by The Corporation
Label – Motown

Originally intended for Gladys Knight & The Pips, Berry Gordy and the strategists at Motown decided that they would introduce the world to The Jackson 5 via this record. A brilliant decision, as the energy they bring to the song is phenomenal and Michael Jackson’s preteen voice has the delivery of a seasoned veteran.It remains one of hip-hop’s favorite beats, sampled everywhere from Kris Kross’ “Jump” to Jay-Z’s “Izzo (H.O.V.A.).”

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