The Jackson 5 Discography -
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As the Jackson 5 discography demonstrates, those clean-cut, cartoon-worthy cuties proved more enduring than serious soul snobs expected!

Berry Gordy's crack composing team cranked out hits as furiously as the Jacksons performed them on stage. Fresh and catchy (and catching), these Motown songs captivated millions with incredible speed.

He of the killer cords, 11-year-old Michael Jackson, puts surprisingly assured spins on ballads and soul covers, baring the vocal gifts beneath the bopping.

When 80% of the 5 split from Motown, the now-unnumbered and artistically unencumbered Jacksons produced appealing dance ditties, love songs, and funk pieces of their own.

This Jackson 5 discography includes most group and solo albums up until the siblings' 1989 mega-reunion. I've extended the list that far to show the long-term power of this Motown-molded phenomenon.

(Note from Ann: Since Motown trademarked "Jackson 5" with the numeral, I've chosen to use that name throughout this site. That's why outside their bio, I don't refer to, say, "the Jackson Five discography," though other sites might. Just FYI, with some trivia rolled in. :))

The Jackson 5 Discography

Big Boy (Jan. 1968; single)

Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 (Dec. 18, 1969)

1. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Gilbert/Wrubel)

2. Nobody (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

3. I Want You Back (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

4. Can You Remember (Bell/Hart)

5. Standing in the Shadows of Love (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

6. You've Changed (Keith)

7. My Cherie Amour (Cosby/Moy/Wonder)

8. Who's Lovin' You (Robinson)

9. Chained (Wilson)

10. (I Know) I'm Losing You (Grant/Holland/Whitfield)

11. Stand (Stewart)

12. Born to Love You (Hunter/Stevenson)

ABC (May 8, 1970)

1. The Love You Save (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

2. One More Chance (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

3. ABC (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

4. 2-4-6-8 (Jones/Sawyer)

5. (Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

6. Don't Know Why (Hardaway/Hunter/Riser/Wonder)

7. Never Had a Dream Come True (Cosby/Moy/Wonder)

8. True Love Can Be Beautiful (Caston/Jackson/Taylor)

9. La-La (Means I Love You) (Bell/Hart)

10. I'll Bet You (Barnes/Clinton/Lindsey)

11. I Found That Girl (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

12. The Young Folks (Gordy/Story)

Third Album (Sept. 15, 1970)

1. I'll Be There (Davis/Gordy/Hutch/West)

2. Ready or Not (Here I Come) (Bell/Hart)

3. Oh How Happy (Starr)

4. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon)

5. Can I See You in the Morning (Richards)

6. Goin' Back to Indiana (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

7. How Funky is Your Chicken (Carr/Hutch/Hutch)

8. Mama's Pearl (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

9. Reach In (Verdi)

10. The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage (Robinson/Tarplin)

11. Darling Dear (Gordy/Gordy)

The Jackson 5 Christmas Album (Oct. 15, 1970)

1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Blane/Martin)

2. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Coots/Gillespie)

3. The Christmas Song (Torme/Wells)

4. Up on the Housetop (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards/Yarian)

5. Frosty the Snowman (Nelson/Rollins)

6. The Little Drummer Boy (Davis/Onorati/Simeone)

7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Marks)

8. Christmas Won't Be the Same This Year (Sawyer/Ware)

9. Give Love on Christmas Day (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards/Yarian)

10. Someday at Christmas (Miller/Wells)

11. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Connors)

Maybe Tomorrow (Apr. 12, 1971)

1. Maybe Tomorrow (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

2. She's Good (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

3. Never Can Say Goodbye (Davis)

4. The Wall (Larson/Marcellino/Sawyer)

5. Petals (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

6. Sixteen Candles (Dixon/Khent)

7. (We've Got) Blue Skies (Bee/Clark/Stephenson/Wilkinson)

8. My Little Baby (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

9. It's Great to Be Here (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

10. Honey Chile (Morris/Moy)

11. I Will Find a Way (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

Goin' Back to Indiana (TV soundtrack, Sept. 7, 1971)

1. (Bill Cosby/Tommy Smothers intro) I Want You Back (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

2. (Bill Cosby intro) Maybe Tomorrow (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

3. (Rosey Grier intro) The Day Basketball Was Saved

4. Stand (Stewart)

5. I Want to Take You Higher (Stewart)

6. Feelin' Alright (Mason)

7. Walk On/The Love You Save (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

8. Goin' Back to Indiana (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

Sugar Daddy (1971; a single by Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

Greatest Hits (Dec. 9, 1971)

1. I Want You Back (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

2. ABC (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

3. Never Can Say Goodbye (Davis)

4. Sugar Daddy (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

5. I'll Be There (Davis/Gordy/Hutch/West)

6. Maybe Tomorrow (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

7. The Love You Save (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

8. Who's Lovin' You (Robinson)

9. Mama's Pearl (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

10. Goin' Back to Indiana (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

11. I Found That Girl (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

Got to Be There (Michael Jackson solo, Jan. 24, 1972)

  • Got to Be There (Willensky)
  • Rockin' Robin
  • I Wanna Be Where You Are (Michael Jackson solo, 1972; a single by Ross/Ware)

    Lookin' Through the Windows (May 17, 1972)

    1. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing (Ashford/Simpson)

    2. Lookin' Through the Windows (Davis)

    3. Don't Let Your Baby Catch You (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

    4. To Know (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

    5. Doctor My Eyes (Browne)

    6. Little Bitty Pretty One (Byrd)

    7. E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice is Yours to Pull) (Bristol/Bowen/Jones)

    8. If I Have to Move a Mountain (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

    9. Don't Want to See Tomorrow (Bowden/Chambers/Davis/McFaddin)

    10. Children of the Light (Randall)

    11. I Can Only Give You Love (Hutch/Hutch)

    Jermaine (Jermaine Jackson solo, July 14, 1972)

  • Daddy's Home (Miller/Sheppard)
  • Ben (Michael Jackson solo, Aug. 4, 1972)

  • Ben (Black/Scharf)
  • Skywriter (Mar. 29, 1973)

    1. Skywriter (Larson/Marcellino)

    2. Hallelujah Day (Perren/Yarian)

    3. The Boogie Man (Richards)

    4. Touch (Sawyer/Wilson)

    5. Corner of the Sky (Schwartz)

    6. I Can't Quit Your Love (Caston/Wakefield)

    7. Uppermost (Davis)

    8. World of Sunshine (Larson/Marcellino)

    9. Ooh, I'd Love to Be With You (Mizell/Mizell)

    10. You Made Me What I Am (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

    Music and Me (Michael Jackson solo, Apr. 13, 1973)

  • Music and Me (Cannon/Fenceton/Larson/Marcellino)
  • With a Child's Heart (Basemore/Cosby/Moy)
  • Get It Together (Sept. 12, 1973)

    1. Get It Together (Davis/Fletcher/Gordy/Larson/Marcellino)

    2. Don't Say Goodbye Again (Sawyer/Ware)

    3. Reflections (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

    4. Hum Along and Dance (Strong/Whitfield)

    5. Mama, I Gotta Brand New Thing (Don't Say No) (Whitfield)

    6. It's Too Late to Change the Time (Sawyer/Ware)

    7. You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You) (Strong/Whitfield)

    8. Dancing Machine (Davis/Fletcher/Parks)

    Jackie Jackson (Jackie Jackson solo, Oct. 26, 1973)

    Dancing Machine (Sept. 5, 1974)

    1. I Am Love

    2. Whatever You Got, I Want

    3. She's a Rhythm Child

    4. Dancing Machine (Davis/Fletcher/Parks)

    5. The Life of the Party

    6. What You Don't Know

    7. If I Don't Love You This Way

    8. It All Begins and Ends With Love

    9. The Mirrors of My Mind

    Forever Michael (Michael Jackson solo, Jan. 16, 1975)

  • Just a Little Bit of You (Holland/Holland)
  • One Day in Your Life
  • Moving Violation (May 15, 1975)

    1. Forever Came Today (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

    2. Moving Violation (Beatty/Shaw)

    3. (You Were Made) Especially for Me (Holland/Smith)

    4. (We've Got) Honey Love (Morris/Moy)

    5. Body Language (Do the Love Dance) (Davis/Fletcher)

    6. All I Do is Think of You (Holland/Lovesmith)

    7. Breezy (Larson/Marcellino)

    8. Call of the Wild (Larson/Marcellino)

    9. Time Explosion (Larson/Marcellino)

    Anthology (June 15, 1976)

    Disc 1:

    1. I Want You Back (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

    2. ABC (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

    3. Don't Know Why (Hardaway/Hunter/Riser/Wonder)

    4. I'll Be There (Davis/Gordy/Hutch/West)

    5. The Love You Save (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

    6. I Found That Girl/I Am Love

    7. Body Language (Do the Love Dance) (Davis/Fletcher)

    8. Forever Came Today (Dozier/Holland/Holland)

    Disc 2:

    1. Mama's Pearl (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

    2. Got to Be There (Willensky)

    3. Goin' Back to Indiana (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

    4. Never Can Say Goodbye (Davis)

    5. Sugar Daddy (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)

    6. Maybe Tomorrow (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)/Get It Together (Davis/Fletcher/Gordy/Larson/Marcellino)

    7. Dancing Machine (Davis/Fletcher/Parks)

    8. Whatever You Got, I Want

    9. We're Almost There

    10. Just a Little Bit of You

    11. All I Do is Think of You (Holland/Lovesmith)

    Disc 3:

    1. Rockin' Robin

    2. I Wanna Be Where You Are (Ross/Ware)

    3. Ben (Black/Scharf)

    4. That's How Love Goes

    5. Love Don't Want to Leave (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards/Yarian)

    6. Daddy's Home (Miller/Sheppard)/Lookin' Through the Windows (Davis)

    7. Little Bitty Pretty One (Byrd)

    8. Corner of the Sky (Schwartz)

    9. Skywriter (Larson/Marcellino)

    10. Hallelujah Day (Perren/Yarian)

    11. The Boogie Man (Richards)

    Joyful Jukebox Music (Oct. 26, 1976)

    1. Joyful Jukebox Music

    2. Window Shopping

    3. You're My Best Friend, My Love

    4. Love is the Thing You Need (Mizell/Mizell)

    5. The Eternal Light

    6. Pride and Joy (Gaye/Stevenson/Whitfield)

    7. Through Thick and Thin (Larson/Marcellino)

    8. We're Here to Entertain You (Davis/Garfield/O'Hara)

    9. Make Tonight All Mine

    10. We're Gonna Change Our Style

    The Jacksons Discography

    The Jacksons (1976)

    1. Enjoy Yourself (Gamble/Huff)

    2. Think Happy (Gamble/Huff)

    3. Good Times (Gamble/Huff)

    4. Keep on Dancing (Wansel)

    5. Blues Away (Jackson)

    6. Show You the Way to Go (Gamble/Huff)

    7. Living Together (Wansel)

    8. Strength of One Man (McFadden)

    9. Dreamer (Gamble/Huff)

    10. Style of Life (Jackson/Jackson)

    Goin' Places (1977)

    1. Music's Takin' Over (Carstarphen/McFadden/Whitehead)

    2. Goin' Places (Gamble/Huff)

    3. Different Kind of Lady (The Jacksons)

    4. Even Though You're Gone (Gamble/Huff)

    5. Jump for Joy (Biggs/Wansel)

    6. Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl (Gamble/Huff)

    7. Man of War (Gamble/Huff)

    8. Do What You Wanna (The Jacksons)

    9. Find Me a Girl (Gamble/Huff)

    Destiny (1978)

    1. Blame It on the Boogie (Jackson/Jackson/Krohn)

    2. Push Me Away (Jackson/Jackson/Jackson/Jackson)

    3. Things I Do for You (Jackson/Jackson/Jackson/Jackson)

    4. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (Jackson/Jackson)

    5. Destiny (Jackson/Jackson/Jackson/Jackson)

    6. Bless His Soul (Jackson/Jackson/Jackson/Jackson)

    7. All Night Dancin' (Jackson/Jackson)

    8. That's What You Get (for Being Polite) (Jackson/Jackson)

    Off the Wall (Michael Jackson solo, 1979)

  • Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
  • Girlfriend (McCartney)
  • I Can't Help It (Wonder)
  • Off the Wall (Temperton)
  • Rock With You (Temperton)
  • She's Out of My Life
  • Boogie (Jan. 1979)

    1. Love's Gone Bad

    2. I Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore

    3. I Was Made to Love Her (Cosby/Hardaway/Moy/Wonder)

    4. One Day I'll Marry You

    5. Oh I've Been Blessed

    6. Penny Arcade

    7. Just Because I Love You

    Triumph (1980)

    1. Can You Feel It (Jackson/Jackson)

    2. Lovely One (Jackson/Jackson)

    3. Your Ways (The Jacksons)

    4. Everybody (The Jacksons)

    5. This Place Hotel (Jackson)

    6. Time Waits for No One (The Jacksons)

    7. Walk Right Now (The Jacksons)

    8. Give It Up (The Jacksons)

    9. Wondering Who (The Jacksons)

    The Jacksons Live (1981)

    1. Opening/Can You Feel It (Jackson/Jackson)

    2. Things I Do for You (Jackson/Jackson/Jackson/Jackson)

    3. Off the Wall (Temperton)

    4. Ben (Black/Scharf)

    5. This Place Hotel (Jackson)

    6. She's Out of My Life (Bahler)

    7. Movie and Rap (including excerpts of: I Want You Back (Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards)/Never Can Say Goodbye (Davis))

    8. Medley (all Gordy/Mizell/Perren/Richards): I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save

    9. I'll Be There (Davis/Gordy/Hutch/West)

    10. Rock With You (Temperton)

    11. Lovely One (Jackson/Jackson)

    12. Working Day and Night (Jackson)

    13. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Jackson)

    14. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (Jackson/Jackson)

    18 Greatest Hits (1983)

    Victory (1984)

    1. Torture (Jackson/Wakefield)

    2. Wait (Jackson/Paich)

    3. One More Chance (Jackson)

    4. Be Not Always (Jackson/Jackson)

    5. State of Shock (Hansen/Jackson)

    6. We Can Change the World (Arnold/Jackson)

    7. The Hurt (Jackson/Jackson/Paich/Porcaro)

    8. Body (Jackson)

    2300 Jackson St. (1989)

    1. Art of Madness (The Jacksons)

    2. Nothin' (That Compares 2 U) (The Jacksons)

    3. Maria (The Jacksons)

    4. Private Affair (The Jacksons)

    5. 2300 Jackson St. (The Jacksons)

    6. Harley (The Jacksons)

    7. She (The Jacksons)

    8. Alright With Me (The Jacksons)

    9. Play It Up (The Jacksons)

    10. Midnight Rendezvous (The Jacksons)

    11. If You'd Only Believe (Hughes/Jackson/Seeman)

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