Maybe Tomorrow (The Jackson 5 song)

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"Maybe Tomorrow"
Single by The Jackson 5
from the album Maybe Tomorrow
Released June 1971 (U.S.)
Format Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Recorded February 1971
Genre Pop, soul
Length 4:46
Label Motown
M 1186
Writer(s) The Corporation- (Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell and Deke Richards) [1]
Producer(s) The Corporation
The Jackson 5 singles chronology
"Never Can Say Goodbye"
"Maybe Tomorrow"
"Sugar Daddy"

"Maybe Tomorrow" was a hit single recorded by American soul family quintet The Jackson 5, in 1971.

The ballad was originally supposed to have been sung (possibly in a different production) by Sammy Davis, Jr. but for various reasons, the entertainer could not get on the schedule to do the song and the song was then given to the Jackson 5. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart, and at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] It is the first single by The Jackson 5 not to reach the top five of the Pop charts.

"Maybe Tomorrow" was included on the Jackson 5's album of the same title, and was later sampled by rapper Ghostface Killah on his 1996 song "All That I Got Is You".

The song was released again in 2009 via a Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers' remix, with an orchestral arrangement by Rob Mounsey, from a compilation album The Remix Suite.



  1. ^ ASCAP entry for song ASCAP, accessed 28 May 2011
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 267.