ABC (The Jackson 5 song)

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This article is about the Jackson Five song. For alphabet songs, see Alphabet song. For other songs, see ABC song (disambiguation).
Single by The Jackson 5
from the album ABC
B-side "The Young Folks"
Released February 24, 1970
Format Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Genre Soul, R&B, bubblegum pop
Length 2:55
Label Motown
M 1163
Writer(s) The Corporation (Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell and Deke Richards)[1]
Producer(s) The Corporation
The Jackson 5 singles chronology
"I Want You Back"
"The Love You Save"
The Jackson 5's "ABC" from ABC

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"ABC" is a 1970 number-one hit song by the Jackson 5. It was first heard on American Bandstand (on the ABC network) on February 21, 1970[2] just before it was released on February 24.[3] "ABC" knocked the Beatles' song Let It Be off the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970, and was also number one on the soul singles chart for four weeks.[4] It was written with the same design as their first 1970 hit I Want You Back.

"ABC" was the first single from the Jackson 5's second album ABC which was released on May 8, 1970,[5] and is considered to be one of the band's signature songs. It is one of the shortest titles to hit #1,[citation needed]and is the first song alphabetically in the list of #1 hits of the Billboard Hot 100.


Chart (1970-1971, 2009) Peak
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[6] 24
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100 1
Chart (2009) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 43
Irish Singles Chart 38
UK Singles Chart 50



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Preceded by
"Let It Be" by The Beatles
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
April 25, 1970 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"American Woman" / "No Sugar Tonight" by The Guess Who
Preceded by
"Call Me" by Aretha Franklin
Billboard‍ '​s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single
April 4, 1970 (four weeks)
Succeeded by
"Turn Back the Hands of Time" by Tyrone Davis