Jackson 5 discography

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The Jackson 5 discography
Releases
Studio albums 16
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 15
Singles 51
Music videos 13
Soundtracks 2

This article presents the discography of American R&B/soul band The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five, The Jackson 5ive, or The Jack5on Five), later known as The Jacksons, is an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Founding group members Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael formed the group after performing in an early incarnation called The Jackson Brothers, which originally consisted of a trio of the three older brothers. Youngest brother Randy Jackson joined the group after Jermaine stayed with Motown Records and the brothers went to Epic/CBS Records. Twenty-two of their singles reached the Billboard Top 40, with four of them reaching number-one.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Motown releases (The Jackson 5)[edit]

Year Title Peak
positions
Sales
US
[1]
US R&B
[2]
UK
[3]
CAN AUS
[4]
1969 Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 5 1 16 10 17
  • US: 4.0 mil.
  • World: 5.0 mil.
1970 ABC
  • Released: May 8, 1970
  • Label: Motown Records
4 1 22 25 14
  • US: 4.1 mil.
  • World: 5.7 mil.
Third Album
  • Released: September 8, 1970
  • Label: Motown Records
4 1 9
  • US: 4.7 mil.
  • World: 6.0 mil.
Jackson 5 Christmas Album
  • Released: October 15, 1970
  • Label: Motown Records
45
  • US:
  • World: 3.5 mil.
1971 Maybe Tomorrow
  • Released: April 12, 1971
  • Label: Motown Records
11 1 16
  • US: 3.2 mil.
  • World: 3.9 mil.
1972 Lookin' Through the Windows
  • Released: May 23, 1972
  • Label: Motown Records
7 3 16 16
  • US: 2.9 mil.
  • World: 3.5 mil.
1973 Skywriter
  • Released: March 29, 1973
  • Label: Motown Records
44 15 60 41
  • US: 1.8 mil.
  • World: 2.8 mil.
G.I.T.: Get It Together
  • Released: September 12, 1973
  • Label: Motown Records
100 4
  • US: 1.4 mil.
  • World: 2.0 mil.
1974 Dancing Machine
  • Released: September 5, 1974
  • Label: Motown Records
16 12
  • US: 2.0 mil.
  • World: 2.6 mil.
1975 Moving Violation
  • Released: May 15, 1975
  • Label: Motown Records
36 6
  • US: 1.3 mil.
  • World: 1.6 mil.
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Epic/CBS releases (The Jacksons)[edit]

Year Title Peak
positions
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Sales
US US
R&B
UK[3] CAN AUS[4]
1976 The Jacksons 36 6 54 42
  • US: Gold
  • US: 539,000 [1]
  • World: 10,000,000
1977 Goin' Places
  • Released: October 18, 1977
  • Label: Epic Records
63 11 45
  • World: TBC
1978 Destiny
  • Released: December 17, 1978
  • Label: Epic Records
11 3 33 30 5
  • US: Platinum
  • World: 1.8 mil.[5]
1980 Triumph
  • Released: October 18, 1980
  • Label: Epic Records
10 1 13 37 13
  • US: Platinum
  • World: 1.9 mil.[5]
1984 Victory
  • Released: July 2, 1984
  • Label: Epic Records
4 3 3 10 9
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • World: 7.0 mil.[6]
1989 2300 Jackson Street
  • Released: May 28, 1989
  • Label: Epic Records
59 14 39 78 81
  • World: 0.5 mil.

Live albums[edit]

Motown releases (The Jackson 5)[edit]

Year Title Peak
positions
Sales
US
[1]
US R&B
[2]
1973 The Jackson 5 in Japan
(Japan only; US-issued by Motown in 2004)
2010 Live at the Forum

Epic/CBS releases (The Jacksons)[edit]

Year Title Peak
positions
Certifications Sales
UK[3] AUS[4]
1981 The Jacksons Live!
  • Released: November, 11 1981
  • Label: Epic Records
53 2
  • US: Gold
  • World: TBC

Compilation albums[edit]

Motown releases (The Jackson 5)[edit]

Year Title Peak
positions
Sales
US
[1]
US R&B
[2]
UK[3] CAN
1971 Greatest Hits
  • Released: December 27, 1971
  • Label: Motown Records
12 1 26 40
  • US: 4.0 mil.
  • World: 5.2 mil.
1976 Anthology
  • Released: July 1976
  • Label: Motown Records
  • US: 876,000
  • World: 1.8 mil.
Joyful Jukebox Music
  • Released: October 26, 1976
  • Label: Motown Records
  • US: 123,000
  • World: 202,000
1979 Boogie
  • Released: January 16, 1979
  • Label: Motown Records
  • US: 38,000
  • World: 39,000
1995 Soulsation!
  • Released: August 15, 1995
  • Label: Motown Records
Jackson 5: The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: August 15, 1995
  • Label: Motown Records
1997 The Best of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5ive – The Motown Years
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Motown Records
5
1999 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Jackson 5
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Motown Records
114
  • US:1,063,000[7]
2005 Gold
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Motown Records
2008 Classic Jackson 5
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Motown Records
2009 I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters
  • Released: November 10, 2009
  • Label: Motown Records
50
Ultimate Christmas Collection
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Motown Records
2010 J Is for Jackson 5
  • Released: March 30, 2010
  • Label: Motown Records
2012 Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls
  • Released: September 18, 2012
  • Label: Motown Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Epic/CBS releases (The Jacksons)[edit]

Year Title Peak
positions
UK[3]
2004 The Essential Jacksons
  • Released: March 9, 2004
  • Label: Epic Records
The Very Best of The Jacksons
  • Released: July, 2004
  • Label: Epic Records
7
2009 Can You Feel It! The Jacksons Collection
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Epic Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Title Peak
positions
Sales
US
[1]
US R&B
[2]
CAN
1971 Goin' Back to Indiana
  • Released: September 29, 1971
  • Label: Motown Records
16 5 24
  • US: 2.1 mil.
  • World: 2.6 mil.
1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Motown Records
  • US: 288,000
  • World: 1.1 mil.

Other releases[edit]

Year Title Peak
positions
UK[3]
1983 18 Greatest Hits 1
1993 Children of the Light
1999 The Steeltown Sessions
2004 The Jacksons Story
2009 1967 - featuring : lost recordings
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Steeltown Records releases (The Jackson 5)[edit]

  • "Big Boy"/"You've Changed" (1968; 10,000+ copies sold)[8]
  • "We Don't Have to Be Over 21 (To Fall in Love)"/"Jam Session" (1970)

Note: The Jackson 5 are often cited as releasing a Steeltown single ("Let Me Carry Your School Books") under the moniker 'The Ripples and Waves plus Michael'. This is NOT the Jackson 5, but rather, a young artist named Michael Rodgers.

Dynamo releases (The Jackson 5)[edit]

  • "We Don't Have to Be Over 21 (To Fall in Love)"/"Some Girls Want Me for Their Lover" (1971)[9]

Motown releases (The Jackson 5)[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[3][10][4] Album
US US R&B UK IRE AUS
1969 "I Want You Back" 1 1 2 6 77 Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
1970 "ABC" 1 1 8 14 ABC
"The Love You Save" 1 1 7 59
"I'll Be There" 1 1 4 14 31 Third Album
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" 43 Jackson 5 Christmas Album
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
"Give Love on Christmas Day"
1971 "Mama's Pearl" 2 2 25 Third Album
"Never Can Say Goodbye" 2 1 33 77 Maybe Tomorrow
"Maybe Tomorrow" 20 3
"Sugar Daddy" 10 3 Greatest Hits
1972 "Little Bitty Pretty One" 13 8 47 Lookin' Through the Windows
"Lookin' Through the Windows" 16 5 9
"Doctor My Eyes" 9
"Corner of the Sky" 18 9 Skywriter
1973 "Hallelujah Day" 28 10 20 31
"Skywriter" 25 87
"Get It Together" 28 2 G.I.T.: Get It Together
1974 "Dancing Machine" 2 1 53 Dancing Machine
"The Boogie Man"[11] 58 Skywriter
"Whatever You Got I Want" 38 3 Dancing Machine
"Life of the Party"
"I Am Love" 15 5
1975 "Forever Came Today" 60 6 Moving Violation
"All I Do Is Think of You" 50

"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Epic/CBS releases (The Jacksons)[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[3][4] Album
US US R&B UK IRE AUS
1976 "Enjoy Yourself" 6 2 42 The Jacksons
1977 "Show You the Way to Go" 28 6 1 5
"Dreamer" 22
"Goin' Places" 52 8 26 13 Goin' Places
"Even Though You're Gone" 31
1978 "Different Kind of Lady"
"Music's Taking Over"
"Find Me a Girl" 38
"Blame It on the Boogie" 54 3 8 15 4 Destiny
1979 "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" 7 3 4 9 59
"Destiny" 39
1980 "Lovely One" 12 2 29 17 Triumph
"This Place Hotel" (a.k.a. "Heartbreak Hotel") 22 2 44
1981 "Can You Feel It" 77 30 6 12 10
"Walk Right Now" 73 50 7 16
"Time Waits for No One"
"Things I Do for You" (live) The Jacksons Live!
1984 "State of Shock" (with Mick Jagger) 3 4 14 8 10 Victory
"Torture" 17 12 26 13 32
"Body" 47 39
"Wait"
1987 "Time Out for the Burglar" 88 non-album single
1989 "Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)" 77 4 33 89 2300 Jackson Street
"2300 Jackson Street" (The Jacksons featuring Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Rebbie Jackson and Marlon Jackson) 9
"Art of Madness"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title
1976 "Enjoy Yourself"
"Dreamer"
1977 "Goin' Places"
"Even Though You're Gone"
1978 "Blame It on the Boogie"
1979 "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)"
1981 "Can You Feel It"
1984 "Torture"
"Body"
1988 "I Want You Back"
1989 "2300 Jackson Street"
"Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)"
"Art of Madness"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Jackson 5 Albums". US charts. Jackson5abc. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Jackson 5 Albums". US charts. Jackson5abc. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 276. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ a b "mjjcharts.com". mjjcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  6. ^ http://www.fanofmusic.free.fr/Site-MJpart-LesChiffres-AlbumsJ5.htm
  7. ^ Paul Grein (August 28, 2013), "Week Ending Aug. 25, 2013. Albums: A Let-Down For John Mayer", Chart Watch (Yahoo) 
  8. ^ "Little-heard Jackson song comes out of the pantry". Deseret News. July 9, 1994. Retrieved January 7, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Early Jackson Five". Classicurbanharmony.net. 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  10. ^ BMRB Chart 1970- 1976 Top 50 plus Top 10 Breakers
  11. ^ Was scheduled for release as a single in the US in March 1974, but was withdrawn (though promotional copies were issued). Was released as a single in the UK in April 1974. http://www.mjtunes.com/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?cid=12&lid=712

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