Ten Bubblegum Songs: A-B-C (#7)

@FourWalls (14654)
United States
November 15, 2017 8:53am CST
How about some midweek saccharine for your listening and dining pleasure, in the form of another one of those bubblegum songs. Here's one you may not think of as "bubblegum," because we tend to think of that as a Caucasian music disease. Nope. Here's today's song. #7: A-B-C: Jackson Five "Beat It," this ain't! Yeah, you can put some soul in your bubblegum, but it's still bubblegum. And it's rather interesting that the Jackson Five were the first R&B act to actively explore being a "bubblegum" act. But oh, how they succeeded. It took Michael a long time to break out of it (seriously, dude, singing a love song to a rat? [Theme from Ben.]), but he went from being the the prince of R&B bubblegum to the King of Pop. Sadly, he paid with his life. A-B-C Written by Berry Gordy, Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards ("The Corporation") Recorded by the Jackson Five From ABC, 1970 Do-re-mi:
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@JohnRoberts (60972)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Nov
If memory serves, this was the Jackson 5's first hit?
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@FourWalls (14654)
• United States
15 Nov
Second. "I Want You Back" was the first.
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@RasmaSandra (19042)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Nov
never much into them but I do like this songs and some others.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
15 Nov
Pearl Jam quoted a line from 'Ben' in the song 'Rats'. The only Jackson 5 I own (yes, I do have some) is their Christmas album.
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@LeaPea2417 (21552)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Nov
I remember that.
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@TheHorse (70829)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Nov
I remember awkwardly dancing to this one in Jr. High School.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Nov
My very first "record." Cut from the back of a cereal box. Which I've probably told you already.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
15 Nov
I definitely went through several years when this genre was one of my favorites. :)
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@shivamani10 (11200)
• Hyderabad, India
15 Nov
This is one of his hits.Am I right?
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@m_audrey6788 (13661)
• Philippines
15 Nov
Love that
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