Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jackson 5 - ABC & Two 2015 Ads That Feature A Cover Of That Song

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases the 1970 Jackson 5 record "ABC" as well as two 2015 ads that feature a cover of that record.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the Jackson 5 for their musical legacy. Thanks also to all those who are featured in this post and thanks to the publishers of these examples on YouTube.

""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 #1and is the first song alphabetically in the list of #1 hits of the Billboard Hot 100...

Lead vocals by Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, and Jackie Jackson.

Background vocals by Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, and Marlon Jackson.

Written and produced by The Corporation: Berry Gordy, Jr., Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards"...
Click for lyrics to the Jackson 5's ABC.

With the exception of Example #1, these videos are presented in chronological order based on their publishing date on YouTube with the oldest dated video given first.

Example #1: JACKSON 5 "ABC" on The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show, Uploaded on May 12, 2010

Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on May 10, 1970...

The Ed Sullivan Show

Example #2: Target Jeans Jam tv commercial ad 2015 HD • Back to School

Aban Commercials, Published on Jul 21, 2015

Example #3: (Full-length Music Video) "A-B-C, Easy as 1-2-3!" by Early Learning Academy, Published on Sep 9, 2015
Learning can truly be as easy as ABC, 1-2-3, and Do-Re-Mi!

This full-length version of the classic song “ABC” features more than 100 of the country’s best young dancers and was choreographed by Nappytabs, the renowned choreographers known for their work with such TV shows as “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars.”

Watch these energetic young children sing and dance as they welcome a new student to her first day of school. And as they dance their way through this classic song, they show their new friend that learning and fun can be one and the same! Early Learning Academy is the leading and most comprehensive online learning program for children ages 2–7...
.54-1.01 in this video features steppin movements that have been popularized by historically African American fraternity and sorority Greek letter organizations. That part of steppin is based on the 19th century and probably earlier African American percussive art called "pattin juba". The African American/Caribbean originated dance styles of b-boying, locking, and popping are also featured in this video.

Isaiah Morgan is the name of the lead boy who is wearing green. The names of other dancers are given in some of the comments in the video's discussion thread.

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