366TAS: 2:58 – The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

Wikipedia tells me that the Jackson 5 was also known as, amongst other things, the Jackson 5ive, confirming that ridiculous number placement amongst text predates text messaging and Prince and has been around for a very long time. I suppose the Jackson 5 were also a pioneer in the boy band movement, helping to put us on the road to the New Kids on the Block and ‘N Sync. Thanks, Jacksons.

On the plus side, the Jackson 5 is a master of the 2:58 song, as their two biggest hits, “I Want You Back” and “ABC” both come in at that time, making this a pretty easy pick.

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One Response to 366TAS: 2:58 – The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

  1. John says:

    Sample wars: “I Want You Back” vs. “ABC” = “Jump” vs. “O.P.P.” And “I Want You Back” also showed up in “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” so I’ll go with another Jay-Z/Kanye West collaboration for my 2:58, “Otis”:

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoEKWtgJQAU&w=560&h=315%5D

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