Michael Jackson’s Isolated Vocals for The Jackson 5’s “ABC”

The Jackson 5’s “ABC” was written with the same design as “I Want You Back”, and was first heard on American Bandstand (on the ABC network) in February, 1970. “ABC” knocked The Beatles’ song “Let It Be” out of the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970 and is the first song alphabetically in the list of #1 hits of the Billboard Hot 100.

The opening lines “You went to school to learn girl/Things you never knew before/Like “I” before “E” except after “C”/And why two plus two makes four/Now, now, now I’m gonna teach you, teach you, teach you/All about love girl, all about love/Sit yourself down, take a seat/All you gotta do is repeat after me” school scenario was no accident; Freddie Perren, a member of the Corporation, the writing/producing collective behind “ABC,” was a former school teacher.