Maybe Tomorrow (The Jackson 5 song)

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"Maybe Tomorrow"
Single by The Jackson 5
from the album Maybe Tomorrow
ReleasedJune 1971 (U.S.)
FormatVinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
RecordedFebruary 1971
GenrePop, soul
M 1186
Songwriter(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" is 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.


UB40 version[edit]

English reggae band UB40 recorded a reggae-style cover version in 1987. This was released as a single, peaking at #14 in the UK Official Chart, and appeared on their Greatest Hits album released the same year.


  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.