List of songs recorded by The Jackson 5

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The Jackson 5 was an American music group, formed in 1963 by the Jackson family brothers Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael and Tito. The quintet's first singles were recorded at Steeltown Records, a local label in their hometown of Gary, Indiana. Songs recorded at Steeltown included "You've Changed", "We Don't Have To Be Over 21 (to Fall in Love)" and "Big Boy".[1] According to music journalist Nelson George, Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5's "real" recording history did not begin until their move to Motown Records in 1968.[1] The then Detroit-based company, led by Berry Gordy, housed established recording artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross, as well as a producing-writing team known as "The Corporation". Jackson 5 hit singles such as "I Want You Back", "ABC" and "The Love You Save" were written by the Motown team, and aided the five brothers in becoming the first black teen idols.[1]

The success of The Jackson 5 continued throughout the early 1970s, as "Jackson mania" emerged due to the fan frenzy caused by American teens.[1] A notable hit single for the group at this time was "Dancing Machine", a dance song produced by Hal Davis, which also contained elements of the emerging disco sound. Despite the success of the single and their overall success at Motown, four of the Jackson brothers decided to part with the company in 1976, and moved to Epic Records. The group left behind brother Jermaine and the "5" at the end of their name, as they established themselves as "The Jacksons" with the addition of younger sibling Randy.[1] At Epic, the five entered into a two-album collaboration with songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who produced "Enjoy Yourself", the biggest success from the partnership.[1]

As Michael Jackson achieved solo success with the studio albums Off the Wall (1979) and Thriller (1982), his musical artistry matured on collaborations with his brothers.[1] The Jacksons' "This Place Hotel"—from the siblings' Triumph (1980)—contained the singer's first use of sound effects, horror film motifs and vocal trickery to convey a sense of danger to listeners. The song preceded similar large-scale solo productions, such as "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", "Thriller" and "Smooth Criminal".[1] The singing efforts of Michael and his brothers led to the group being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.[2][3] Two of the band's recordings ("ABC" and "I Want You Back") are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll", with the latter track also included in the Grammy Hall of Fame.[2][4]

Featured songs[edit]

0–9[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"2-4-6-8" ABC Gloria Jones
Pam Sawyer
"16 Candles" Maybe Tomorrow The Corporation
"2300 Jackson Street" 2300 Jackson Street Aaron Hall
Gene Griffin
Jackie Jackson
Jermaine Jackson
Randy Jackson
Tito Jackson
  • The song featured backing vocals by "The Jackson Family and Children", which included Michael, Janet, Rebbie and 3T.[5]

A[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"A Change Is Gonna Come" The Jackson Five Featuring Michael Jackson Sam Cooke
  • Two versions of this song were released; the original 1960s recording and an over-dubbed extended remix[6]
"A Fool for You Soulsation! Ray Charles
"ABC" ABC The Corporation
  • Originally titled "1-2-3" and "ABCD"; demo versions of these are known to exist[6]
"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" Lookin' Through the Windows Ashford & Simpson
"Ain't That Peculiar" The Jackson 5 in Japan Marvin Tarplin
Ronald White
Smokey Robinson
"All I Do Is Think of You" Moving Violation Edward Holland, Jr.
Michael Lovesmith
"All Night Dancin'" Destiny Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
"Alright With Me" 2300 Jackson Street Attala Zane Giles
Jackie Jackson
Jermaine Jackson
Tito Jackson
  • Michael Jackson was not involved with the recording of this song[6]
"Art of Madness" 2300 Jackson Street Bruce Sudano
Jermaine Jackson
Michael Omartian
  • Michael Jackson was not involved with the recording of this song[6]
"Ask the Lonely" Soulsation! Holland-Dozier-Holland
William "Mickey" Stevenson
  • A remixed version of this song was released on the 1983 compilation album Motown Superstars Sing Motown Superstars, prior to the inclusion of the original 1970 recording being featured on Soulsation! in 1995[6]

B[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Baby, You Don't Have to Go" The Jackson Five Featuring Michael Jackson Jimmy Reed
  • An extended four minute version of this song was included on the 2005 download compilation Soul Masters[7]
"Be Not Always" Victory Marlon Jackson
Michael Jackson
"Big Boy" Ed Silver
  • The Jackson 5's first ever single[7]
"Blame It on the Boogie" Destiny Mick Jackson
"Bless His Soul" Destiny Jackie Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
Tito Jackson
"Blues Away" The Jacksons Michael Jackson and La'Kisha Nila Billie Sade
"Body" Victory Marlon Jackson
"Body Language (Do the Love Dance)" Moving Violation Don Fletcher
Hal Davis
"The Boogie Man" Skywriter Deke Richards
"Born to Love You" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Ivy Jo Hunter
William "Mickey" Stevenson
"Boys and Girls, We Are The Jackson Five" The Beginning Years 1965-1967
"Breezy" Moving Violation Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson
"Bridge over Troubled Water" Third Album Paul Simon

C[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Call of the Wild" Moving Violation Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson
"Can I See You in the Morning" Third Album Deke Richards
"Can You Feel It" Triumph Jackie Jackson
Michael Jackson
"Can You Remember" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Thom Bell
William Hart
"Can't Get Ready for Losing You" Soulsation! Richard Hutch
Willie Hutch
"Chained" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Frank Wilson
"Children of the Light" Lookin' Through the Windows Michael Randall
"Christmas Won't Be the Same This Year" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album Laverne Ware
Pam Sawyer
"(Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need" ABC Holland–Dozier–Holland
"Coming Home" Soulsation!
  • Demo version also known to exist[8]
"Corner of the Sky" Skywriter Stephen Schwartz

D[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Dancing Machine" G.I.T.: Get It Together Dean Parks
Don Fletcher
Hal Davis
"Darling Dear" Third Album George Gordy
Rosemary Gordy
"Destiny" Destiny Jackie Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
Tito Jackson
"Different Kind of Lady" Goin' Places Jackie Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
Tito Jackson
  • Different version featured on the Goin' Places picture disc, with opening horns removed[9]
"Do What You Wanna" Goin' Places Jackie Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
Tito Jackson
"Doctor My Eyes" Lookin' Through the Windows Jackson Browne
"Don't Know Why I Love You" ABC Don Hunter
Lula Hardaway
Paul Riser
Stevie Wonder
"Don't Let Your Baby Catch You" Lookin' Through the Windows The Corporation
"Don't Say Goodbye Again" G.I.T.: Get It Together Laverne Ware
Pam Sawyer
"Don't Want to See Tomorrow" Lookin' Through the Windows Hal Davis
Joyce Chambers
Stephen Bowden
Terri McFadden
"Dreamer" The Jacksons Gamble and Huff

E[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice is Yours to Pull)" Lookin' Through the Windows David Jones
John Bristol
Wade Brown
"Enjoy Yourself" The Jacksons Gamble and Huff
"Even Though You're Gone" Goin' Places Gamble and Huff
"Everybody" Triumph Michael Jackson
Mike McKinney
Tito Jackson
"Everybody Is a Star" Soulsation! Sly Stone
  • Lead vocal shared by Jackie, Jermaine, Michael and Tito[10]

F[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Feelin' Alright" Goin' Back to Indiana Dave Mason
  • Live recording[11]
"Find Me A Girl" Goin' Places Gamble and Huff
"Forever Came Today" Moving Violation Holland–Dozier–Holland
"Frosty the Snowman" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album Steve Nelson
Walter E. Rollins

G[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Get It Together" G.I.T.: Get It Together Berry Gordy
Don Fletcher
Hal Davis
Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson
"Give It Up" Triumph Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
"Give Love on Christmas Day" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album The Corporation
"Goin' Back to Indiana" Third Album The Corporation
"Goin' Places" Goin' Places Gamble and Huff
"Good Times" The Jacksons Gamble and Huff

H[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Hallelujah Day" Skywriter Christine Yarian
Freddie Perren
  • The first single on which Michael Jackson's voice can be heard breaking[13]
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album Hugh Martin
Ralph Blane
"Heartbreak Hotel" Triumph Michael Jackson
"Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl" Goin' Places Gamble and Huff
"Honey Chile" Maybe Tomorrow Richard Morris
Sylvia Moy
"Honey Love" Moving Violation Brian Holland
Edward Holland, Jr.
Michael Lee Smith
"How Funky Is Your Chicken" Third Album Lester Lee Carr
Richard Hutch
Willie Hutch
"Hum Along and Dance" G.I.T.: Get It Together Barrett Strong
Norman Whitfield
  • Lead vocals, of which there were few, shared by Jackie and Tito[13]
  • Uncut 15 minute version featured on Joyful Jukebox Music and Boogie[13]

I[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"I Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore" Boogie Laurie Burton
Pam Sawyer
"I Am Love" Dancing Machine Don Fenceton
Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson
Roderick Fancifer
"I Can Only Give You Love" Lookin' Through the Windows Richard Hutch
Willie Hutch
"I Can't Quit Your Love" Skywriter Kathy Wakefield
Leonard Caston, Jr.
"I Found a Love" Soul Masters
"I Found That Girl" ABC Alphonzo Mizell
Berry Gordy
Deke Richards
Frederick Perren
"I Hear a Symphony" Looking Back to Yesterday Holland–Dozier–Holland
  • A version with an alternative vocal take was featured on the 1995 album Soulsation![14]
"(I Know) I'm Losing You" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Cornelius Grant
Edward Holland, Jr.
Norman Whitfield
"I Like You the Way You Are (Don't Change Your Love On Me)" Looking Back to Yesterday Willie Hutch
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album Tommie Connor
"I Wanna Be Where You Are" The Jackson 5 in Japan Arthur "T-Boy" Ross
Leon Ware
"I Want to Take You Higher" Goin' Back to Indiana Sly Stone
"I Want You Back" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 The Corporation
"I Was Made to Love Her" Boogie Henry Cosby
Lula Mae Hardaway
Stevie Wonder
Sylvia Moy
  • Alternative version featured on the 1986 compilations Anthology and Looking Back to Yesterday[14]
"I Will Find a Way" Maybe Tomorrow The Corporation
"If I Don't Love You This Way" Dancing Machine Leon Ware
Pam Sawyer
  • Michael Jackson had originally recorded the song for a solo album, but it was included on Dancing Machine instead[14]
"If I Have to Move a Mountain" Lookin' Through the Windows The Corporation
"If You'd Only Believe" 2300 Jackson Street Billie Hughes
Jermaine Jackson
Roxanne Seeman
  • Michael Jackson was not involved with the recording of this song[14]
"I'll Be There" Third Album Berry Gordy
Bob West
Hal Davis
Willie Hutch
"I'll Bet You" ABC George Clinton
Patrick Lindsey
Sidney Barnes
"I'm Glad It Rained" Soulsation! Allen Levinsky
Arthur Stokes
Dana Meyers
Floyd Weatherspoon
"I'm So Happy" Anthology Alphonzo Mizell
Berry Gordy
Deke Richards
Frederick Perren
"It All Begins and Ends With Love" Dancing Machine Don Fecelon
Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson

The only song to feature all 5 brothers singing lead in their natural voices.

"It's Great to Be Here" Maybe Tomorrow The Corporation
"It's Too Late to Change the Time" G.I.T.: Get It Together Leon Ware
Pam Sawyer
"It's Your Thing" Soulsation! O'Kelly Isley, Jr.
Ronald Isley
Rudolph Isley

J[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Jam Session" Pre-History: The Lost Steeltown Recordings
"Jam Session" Beginning Years 1967-1968
  • Different song to the above[15]
"Jamie" Soulsation! Barrett Strong
William "Mickey" Stevenson
"Jingle Bells" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album James Lord Pierpont
"Joyful Jukebox Music" Joyful Jukebox Music
"Jump for Joy" Goin' Places Cynthia Biggs
Dexter Wansel
"Just a Little Misunderstanding" Soulsation! Clarence Paul
Morris Broadnax
Stevie Wonder
"Just Because I Love You" Boogie James Alexander
Willie Hutch

K[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Keep Her"
  • Michael Jackson was not involved with the recording of this song
  • Previously unreleased until issued as a bonus track on the single "2300 Jackson Street" from the 2300 Jackson Street album[16]
"Keep on Dancing" The Jacksons Dexter Wansel

L[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"La-La (Means I Love You)" ABC Thom Bell
William Hart
"Let's Have a Party" Soulsation! Winifred Atwell
"Little Bitty Pretty One" Lookin' Through the Windows Bobby Day
"Living Together" The Jacksons Dexter Wansel
"Lonely Heart" The Beginning Years 1965-1967 Gordon Keith
Shirley Cartman
"Lookin' Through the Windows" Lookin' Through the Windows Hal Davis
"Love is the Thing You Need" Joyful Jukebox Music Mizell Brothers
"Love Scenes" Soulsation!
"Love Song" Anthology
"Lovely One" Triumph Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
"Love's Gone Bad" Boogie Holland–Dozier–Holland
"Lulu" Soulsation! Ekunday Paris
Judy Lamppu
Kathy Wakefield
Padineyi Paris

M[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Make Tonight All Mine" Joyful Jukebox Music Christine Yarian
Freddie Perren
"Mama I Gotta Brand New Thing (Don't Say Know)" G.I.T.: Get It Together Norman Whitfield
"Mama's Pearl" Third Album Alphonzo Mizell
Berry Gordy
Deke Richards
Freddie Perren
  • Original title is "Look Who's Making Whoopie with your Girlfriend".
"Man of War" Goin' Places Gamble and Huff
"Maybe Tomorrow" Maybe Tomorrow The Corporation
"Midnight Rendezvous" 2300 Jackson Street Attala Zane Giles
Jackie Jackson
Jermaine Jackson
Randy Jackson
Sigmund Esco Jackson, Jr.
Tito Jackson
  • Michael Jackson was not involved with the recording of this song[17]
"Money Honey" Soulsation! Jesse Stone
"Moving Violation" Moving Violation Donald Fenceton
Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson
Roderick H Rancifer
"Music's Takin' Over" Goin' Places Gene McFadden
John Whitehead
Victor Carstarphen
"My Cherie Amour" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Hank Cosby
Stevie Wonder
Sylvia Moy
"My Little Baby" Maybe Tomorrow The Corporation

N[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Never Can Say Goodbye" Maybe Tomorrow Clifton Davis
"Never Had a Dream Come True" ABC Henry Cosby
Sylvia Moy
"Nobody" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 The Corporation
"Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)" 2300 Jackson Street Antonio Reid
Kenny Edmonds
  • Michael Jackson was not involved with the recording of this song[18]

O[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Oh, How Happy" Third Album Edwin Starr
"Oh, I've Been Bless'd" Boogie Bobby Taylor
"One Day I'll Marry You" Boogie
"One More Chance" ABC The Corporation
"One More Chance" Victory Randy Jackson
"Ooh, I'd Love to Be With You" Skywriter Mizell Brothers

P[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" In Japan! Barrett Strong
Norman Whitfield
"Penny Arcade" Boogie
"Petals" Maybe Tomorrow The Corporation
"Please Come Back to Me" Mike Daily
Robert Brookins
  • Michael Jackson was not involved with the recording of this song[19]
  • Released as a bonus track on a 12" single from the 2300 Jackson Street album[19]
"Pride and Joy" Joyful Jukebox Music Marvin Gaye
Norman Whitfield
William "Mickey" Stevenson
"Private Affair" 2300 Jackson Street Diane Warren
  • Michael Jackson was not involved with the recording of this song[19]
"Push Me Away" Destiny Jackie Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
Tito Jackson

R[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Reach In" Third Album Beatrice Verdi
"Reach Out I'll Be There" Soulsation! Holland–Dozier–Holland
"Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)" Third Album Thom Bell
William Hart
"Reflections" G.I.T.: Get It Together Holland–Dozier–Holland
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album Johnny Marks

S[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album Haven Gillespie
J. Fred Coots
"Saturday Night at the Movies" The Beginning Years 1965-1967 Barry Mann
Cynthia Weil
"Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" Destiny Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
"She" 2300 Jackson Street
  • Michael Jackson was not involved with the recording of this song[20]
"She's a Rhythm Child" Dancing Machine Clarence Drayton
Hal Davis
Weldon Dean Parks
"She's Good" Maybe Tomorrow The Corporation
"Show You the Way to Go" The Jacksons Gamble and Huff
"Skywriter" Skywriter Donald Fenceton
Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson
"Some Girls Want Me for Their Lover" Getting Together with The Jackson 5
  • Was re-titled "Michael the Lover" when included on The Beginning Years 1965-1967[20]
"Someday at Christmas" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album Bryan Wells
Ron Miller
"Soul Jerk" The Beginning Years 1965-1967
"Stand!" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Sly Stone
"Standing in the Shadows of Love" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Holland–Dozier–Holland
"State of Shock" Victory Michael Jackson
Randy Hansen
"Stormy Monday" The Beginning Years 1965-1967 Billy Eckstine
Bob Crowder
Earl Hines
"Strength of One Man" The Jacksons Gene McFadden
"Style of Life" The Jacksons Michael Jackson
Tito Jackson
"Sugar Daddy" Greatest Hits The Corporation
"Superstition" Live! Stevie Wonder

T[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Teenage Symphony" Looking Back to Yesterday Gloria Jones
Hal Davis
Marilyn McLeod
"That's What You Get (for Being Polite) Destiny Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
"The Christmas Song" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album Mel Tormé
Robert Wells
"The Day Basketball Was Saved" Goin' Back to Indiana Bill Angelos
Buz Kohan
Dick De Benedictis
"The Eternal Light" Joyful Jukebox Music
"The Hurt" Victory David Paich
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
Steve Porcaro
"The Life of the Party" Dancing Machine Clarence Drayton
Hal Davis
Tanny Smith
"The Little Drummer Boy" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album Katherine K. Davis
"The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" Third Album Marvin Tarplin
Smokey Robinson
"The Love You Save" ABC The Corporation
"The Mirrors of My Mind" Dancing Machine Charlotte O-Hare
Don Fletcher
Nita Garfield
"The Tracks of My Tears" The Beginning Years 1965-1967 Marv Tarplin
Pete Moore
Smokey Robinson
"The Wall" Maybe Tomorrow Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson
Pam Sawyer
"The Young Folks" ABC Allen Story
George Gordy
"Things I Do for You" Destiny Jackie Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
Tito Jackson
"Think Happy" The Jacksons Gamble and Huff
"Time Explosion" Moving Violation
"Time Out for the Burglar" Bernard Edwards
Jackie Jackson
Randy Jackson
  • Written as the theme song for the Whoopi Goldberg film Burglar (1987)[21]
  • First Jackson 5/Jacksons recording that did not involve Michael Jackson[21]
  • Also didn't feature Marlon, who had left The Jacksons to pursue a solo career[21]
"Time Waits for No One" Triumph Jackie Jackson
Randy Jackson
"To Know" Lookin' Through the Windows The Corporation
"Torture" Victory Jackie Jackson
Kathy Wakefield
"Touch" Skywriter Frank Wilson
Pam Sawyer
"True Love Can Be Beautiful" ABC Bobby Taylor
Jermaine Jackson
Leonard Caston, Jr.

U[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Under the Boardwalk" Big Boy Arthur Resnick
Kenny Young
  • An overdubbed version of this song was released on the 1989 album The Beginning Years 1965-1967, prior to the inclusion of the original recording being featured on Big Boy in 1993[22]
"Up on the House Top" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album Benjamin Hanby
"Uppermost" Skywriter Clifton Davis

W[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Wait" Victory David Paich
Jackie Jackson
"Walk Right Now" Triumph Jackie Jackson
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
"We Can Change the World" Victory Tito Jackson
Wayne Arnold
"We Can Have Fun" Soulsation!
"We Don't Have To Be Over 21 (to Fall in Love)"
  • Released as a single by Steeltown Records in the United States in 1968.[23]
  • Later re-titled "You Don't Have To Be Over Twenty One to Fall in Love)"[23]
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" The Jackson 5 Christmas Album
"We're Gonna Change Our Style" Joyful Jukebox Music Clarence Drayton
Judy Cheeks
"We're Gonna Have a Good Time" Live!
"We're Here to Entertain You" Joyful Jukebox Music Charlotte O'Hara
Hal Davis
Nita Garfield
"(We've Got) Blue Skies" Maybe Tomorrow Chris Clark
Delores Wilkinson
Patrick Stephenson
Tommy Bee
"What You Don't Know" Dancing Machine Gene Marcellino
Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson
"Whatever You Got, I Want" Dancing Machine Gene Marcellino
Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson
  • Michael Jackson revealed in a 1974 interview with Don Cornelius that the song was originally recorded for one of his solo albums.[23]
"When I Look at You"
  • Michael Jackson was not involved with the recording of this song[23]
  • Released as a bonus track on the single "2300 Jackson Street" from the 2300 Jackson Street album[23]
"Who's Lovin' You" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Smokey Robinson
"Window Shopping" Joyful Jukebox Music Clarence Drayton
Pam Sawyer
Tamy Lester Smith
"Wondering Who" Triumph Jackie Jackson
Randy Jackson
"World of Sunshine" Skywriter Jerry Marcellino
Mel Larson

Y[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"You Ain't Giving Me What I Want (So I'm Taking it All Back)" Soulsation! Bobby Taylor
Gus Mc Kinney
Marty Coleman
Wesley Henderson
  • Originally titled "You're A, B, C's And D's"[24]
"You Made Me What I Am" Skywriter The Corporation
"You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You?)" G.I.T.: Get It Together Barrett Strong
Norman Whitfield
"(You Were Made) Especially for Me" Moving Violation Brian Holland
Michael L. Smith
"Your Ways" Triumph Jackie Jackson
"You're Good For Me" Looking Back to Yesterday Eddie Horran
"You're My Best Friend, My Love" Joyful Jukebox Music Christine Yarian
Samuel Brown III
"You've Changed" Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Bill Carey
Carl Fischer
  • Was also recorded at Steeltown and appeared on the b-side of the single "Big Boy"[24]
  • Motown mistakenly titled the song "You've Changed Me" on early pressing of the album sleeve, as they had confused it with another song in their extensive catalogue.[24]

Z[edit]

Title Originating album Writer(s) Notes
"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 Allie Wrubel
Ray Gilbert

Unreleased songs[edit]

Song Notes Ref
"A Place in the Sun" [6]
"After the Storm (The Sun Will Shine)" [6]
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" The Jackson brothers recorded two versions of this song; one mid-tempo with a spoken intro (per Diana Ross' version), and the other up-tempo [6]
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" [6]
"Ave Maria" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [6]
"Baby I Need Your Loving" [7]
"Back in My Arms Again" [7]
"Be My Girl" A song also claimed to have been performed live by The Jackson 5 at a concert in 1972. It was alleged at the time that "Be My Girl" would be the group's latest single, featuring Jermaine on lead vocals. [7]
"Blowin' in the Wind" [7]
"Can I Get a Witness" [8]
"Children's Christmas Song" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [8]
"Christmas Everyday" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [8]
"Come and Get It" [8]
"Do You Love Me" [9]
"Fingertips" [11]
"For Once in My Life" [11]
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [12]
"Guess Who's Making Whoopee With Your Girlfriend" The song evolved into "Mama's Pearl", as Berry Gordy felt that the original lyrics were unsuitable for The Jackson 5's "wholesome" image. Bootleg recordings are known to exist. Officially released on "Come and get it:The rare pearls" in 2012. [12]
"Heaven Help Us All" [13]
"He's My Sunny Boy" A Supremes cover The Jackson 5 retitled "I'm Your Sunny Boy" Officially released on "Come and get it:The rare pearls" in 2012 [13]
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" [13]
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" [14]
"I Got a Feeling" [14]
"I Got the Feelin'" [14]
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" [14]
"I Want You To Come Home For Christmas" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [14]
"(If I Can't) Nobody Can" [14]
"If You Really Love Me" [14]
"If You Want Heaven" [14]
"I'll Turn To Stone" [14]
"It's Christmas Time" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [14]
"It's the Same Old Song" Features Jermaine singing lead vocals [14]
"I've Gotta Be Me" [14]
"Jackson Man" A song recorded for Steeltown Records, and said to be "somewhat of a tribute to their father", Joseph. [15]
"Joy to the World" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [15]
"Keep off the Grass" [16]
"Kentucky Road" [16]
"Lavender Blue" [25]
"(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need" [25]
"Love Call" [25] Released on "I want you back! The unreleased masters" in 2009.
"Love Feels Like Fire" [25]
"Love Go Away" [25]
"Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" [25]
"Miss Lucky Day" [17]
"My Favorite Things" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [17]
"Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" [18]
"No News Is Good News" A song worked on with Stevie Wonder around 1974 [18]
"Nona" Song written by Jackie for the Jacksons' Victory album, but which failed to make the final cut [18]
"Ooh Baby Baby" [26]
"Power" Song written by Jackie for the Jacksons' Victory album, but which failed to make the final cut [19]
"Purple Snowflakes" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [19]
"Quicksand" [27]
"Sad Souvenirs" [20]
"Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" [20]
"She Say 'Want'" Song recorded for Motown Records, also known to fans as "She Say What" [20]
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" [20]
"Silent Night" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [20]
"Silver Bells" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [20]
"Since I Lost My Baby" [20]
"Since You've Been Gone" [20]
"Slipped Away" Song written by Michael and Marlon for the Jacksons' Triumph album around 1980, but which failed to make the final cut [20]
"Still In Love With You" Song written by Michael for the Jacksons' Victory album, featuring Randy on lead vocals. It failed to make the final cut for the album. [20]
"Take My Heart" [21]
"That Girl" Song written by The Jacksons circa 1978-1980, but which failed to appear on either Destiny or Triumph [21]
"That's How Love Is" [21]
"That's What Christmas Means to Me" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [21]
"To Sir, with Love" [21]
"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Me" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [21]
"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" [22]
"What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)" [23]
"Where Did Our Love Go" [23]
"Where Do I Stand" Song written by Marlon for the Jacksons' Victory album, but which failed to make the final cut. He later recorded the song for his 1987 debut solo album Baby Tonight. [23]
"White Christmas" Track recorded for The Jackson 5's Christmas album around 1970, but which did not make the final cut [23]
"Would Ya? Would Ya?" [23]
"Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" [24]
"You Can't Hurry Love" [24]
"You're My Everything" [24]
"You're the Only One" [24]

Collaborations[edit]

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Four of the Jackson brothers collaborated with their sister Janet on "Don't Stand Another Chance"
Song Artist Album Notes Ref
"Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" Jackson, JackieJackie Jackson Jackie Jackson Recorded by Jackie with his brothers on backing vocals [9]
"Do I Owe" Jackson, JackieJackie Jackson Jackie Jackson Recorded by Jackie with his brothers on backing vocals [9]
"Does Your Mama Know About Me" Jackson, JermaineJermaine Jackson Come Into My Life Recorded by Jermaine with his brothers on backing vocals [9]
"Don't Stand Another Chance" Jackson, JanetJanet Jackson Dream Street Featured backing vocals by brothers Michael, Marlon, Jackie and Tito [9]
"Escape From the Planet of the Ant Men" Jackson, JermaineJermaine Jackson Dynamite Featured backing vocals by brothers Tito and Randy [10]
"Feelin' Alright" Ross, DianaDiana Ross Diana! Recorded by Diana Ross and The Jackson 5 [11]
"So In Love" Jackson, JermaineJermaine Jackson Come Into My Life Recorded by Jermaine with his brothers on backing vocals [20]
"That's How Love Goes" Jackson, JermaineJermaine Jackson Jermaine Recorded by Jermaine with his brothers on backing vocals [21]
"This Is It" Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson This Is It Recorded by Michael with his brothers on backing vocals [28]
"You Haven't Done Nothin'" Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale Recorded by Stevie Wonder with "Doo Doo Wopsssss" credited to The Jackson 5 [24]
"You're in Good Hands" Jackson, JermaineJermaine Jackson Come Into My Life Recorded by Jermaine with his brothers on backing vocals [24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h George, pp. 20–31
  2. ^ a b George, pp. 50–51
  3. ^ "Music muse". Erie Times-News. May 6, 1999. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ "500 songs that shaped rock". The Denver Post. September 3, 1995. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ Halstead, p. 5
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Halstead, pp. 7–20
  7. ^ a b c d e f Halstead, pp. 21–53
  8. ^ a b c d e f Halstead, pp. 58–72
  9. ^ a b c d e f Halstead, pp. 76–94
  10. ^ a b c Halstead, pp. 103–106
  11. ^ a b c d Halstead, pp. 110–112
  12. ^ a b c d Halstead, pp. 116–130
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h Halstead, pp. 130–144
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Halstead, pp. 146–184
  15. ^ a b c Halstead, pp. 185–191
  16. ^ a b c Halstead, pp. 192–194
  17. ^ a b c Halstead, pp. 224–233
  18. ^ a b c d Halstead, pp. 235–241
  19. ^ a b c d e f Halstead, pp. 249–254
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Halstead, pp. 266–301
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Halstead, pp. 307–332
  22. ^ a b Halstead, pp. 334–336
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Halstead, pp. 346–368
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i Halstead, pp. 369–381
  25. ^ a b c d e f Halstead, pp. 197–212
  26. ^ Halstead, p. 247
  27. ^ Halstead, p. 256
  28. ^ "New Michael Jackson song, 'This Is It', premieres online". Rolling Stones. October 12, 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2010. 
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