Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A is for... ABC

When I was preparing for this topic, I had a myriad of thoughts as to who I would pick for the letter "A".

Would it be ABBA? A-ha? Atlantic Rhythm Section? Adele?

Would I choose a song? Perhaps "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone", "Abracadabra"? "Addicted To Love", or "Alone"?

Or would I choose to write about the Acapella genre?

Throughout the entire selection process, I had one song stuck in my head. Keeping in mind the topic of this challenge, there could only be one song that would be the perfect song for the Letter A...

And that is what I am going to write about. If nothing else... to get that earworm out of my head!

"ABC" is a 1970 number-one hit song by The Jackson 5. "ABC" was the first single from the second album of The Jackson 5, ABC and is considered one of the band's signature songs. It is one of the shortest titles to hit #1, and is the first song alphabetically in the list of #1 hits of the Billboard Hot 100.

The song was performed in full throughout their tours from 1970-1971. Through the second half of 1971, it was performed as a medley along with "I Want You Back", and later "Mama's Pearl" as 1972 came along. By 1973, "Mama's Pearl" was replaced with "The Love You Save" & for the rest of the Jackson 5 tours and Jacksons Tours as well. However, "ABC" was replaced by "I'll Be There" for the rest of the Jackson 5 medley's performances in the 1984 Victory Tour and Michael Jackson's three solo tours. The song was performed once again by the Jackson brothers during the 2001 30th Anniversary Celebration special.

The Jackson 5 are an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Formed in 1964 under the name The Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine. Marlon and Michael would later join, and the band's name would be changed to The Jackson 5. After participating in talent shows and the chitlin' circuit, they entered the professional music scene in 1967 signing with One-derful! Records and recording several Demos, before switching to Steeltown Records and releasing two singles. In 1969 they left Steeltown Records in order to sign with Motown.

Any guesses as to what tomorrow's B will be? 
Will it be Boyz II Men? Barenaked Ladies? Boston? 
or perhaps "Boys Are Back In Town", "Band On The Run", or "Burning Down The House"?
Or maybe even a general theme of Boy Bands?
Tune in to find out...

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