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Release Date

May 8, 1970

“ABC” is a song by the Jackson 5. It was released as a single on February 24, 1970. The song knocked the Beatles’ “Let It Be” off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970, and was No. 1 on the soul singles chart for four weeks. It is the title track to the group’s second album. “ABC” was performed on television on American Bandstand (February 21, 1970), The Ed Sullivan Show (May 10, 1970), and The Flip Wilson Show (November 4, 1971), among many other broadcasts. The upbeat lyrics compare learning to love to learning the alphabet. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1971.