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I'll Be There

(Berry Gordy / Hal Davis / Willie Hutch / Bob West)
Lead vocals : Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson
Background vocals : The Jackson 5

Arranged by Bob West
Produced by Hal Davis

Recorded 1970 at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.

Versions

Third Album Album Version (from "Third Album") 3:57
Single Mono Version (from 7" US single) 3:35
Diana ! Original TV Soundtrack Live Version (in Medley, from "Diana! Original TV Soundtrack") 4:16
Soulsource 1 SCOF Remix (from "Soul Source Vol 1")
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Love Songs Alternative Version (Different lyrics and alternative end from "Love Songs" Compilation) 4:05
Motown Original Artist Karaoke A Cappella Version (from "Motown Original Artist Karaoke vol.1") 2:58
Motown Original Artist Karaoke Instrumental Version (from "Motown Original Artist Karaoke vol.1") 2:58
Minus Mix (from "The Stripped Mixes") 3:55

jackson 5 i'll be there


 

 

In September 1970, the Jackson 5 had sold over 10 million copies of their 3 singles I Want You Back, ABC and The Love You Save, during a period of 9 months. It was a record for a so short period, and with I'll Be There, they are the first artists to have produced 4 singles reaching the top of the Billboard!

Third album was released a few days after the first single. In the same period, the group sang the American National Anthem at an international athletics at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The first tour started on 9 October 1970, and included 3 dates: Boston, Cincinnati and New York.

En septembre 1970, les Jackson 5 ont déjà vendus plus de 10 millions de copies de leurs 3 singles I Want You Back, ABC, et The Love You Save, durant une période de 9 mois. C'est un record pendant une si courte période, et grâce à I'll Be There, ils sont les premiers artistes à avoir réalisé 4 singles qui atteignent la première place du Billboard!

Third Album sort quelques jours après le single. Dans la même période, le groupe chante l'hymne national américain lors d'une compétition internationale d'athlétisme, au stade Riverfront, à Cincinnati, dans l'Ohio. La première tournée débute le 9 octobre 1970, et comprend 3 dates: Boston, Cincinnati et New York.

 

Collection

jackson 5 i'll be there
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" White Label Promo
M 1171
USA
jackson 5 i'll be there
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
M 1171
USA
jackson 5 i'll be there
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
TMG 758
UK
jackson 5 i'll be there
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
2 C 006 91 850
France
jackson 5 i'll be there
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
1 C 006 91 850
Germany
jackson 5 i'll be there
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
5 C 006 91 850
Netherlands
jackson 5 i'll be there
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
TMG 758
Israel
jackson 5 i'll be there
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
TM 8075
Italy
I'll Be There
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
JET 2019
Japan
I'll Be There
I'll Be There / Goin' Back To Indiana / Mama's Pearl
7" EP, 1971
MOT 10436
Mexico
I'll Be There
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
M 5092
Spain
I'll Be There
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
E 006 91 850
Sweden
jackson 5 i'll be there
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
Melodi Records 70809
Turkey
jackson 5 i'll be there
I'll Be There
b/ One More Chance
7" single
TMS 0562
Argentina
jackson 5 i'll be there
The Love You Save / I'll Be There
7" single reissue, 1972
Y446F
USA
 


Lyrics / Paroles


michael
You and I must make a pact
We must bring salvation back
Where there is love
I' ll be there
I'll reach out my hand to you
I'll have faith in all you do
Just call my name and I'll be there


jermaine
I'll be there to comfort you
Build my world of dreams around you
I'm so glad that I found you
I'll be there with a love that's strong
I'll be your strength
I'll keep holding on
Holding on, holdin On
Yes I will, yes I will


michael
Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter
Togetherness, girl, is all I'm after
Whenever you need me
I'll be there
I'll be there to protect you, yeah baby
With an unselfish love that respects you
Just call my name
And I'll be there


jermaine
I'll be there to comfort you
Build my world of dreams around you
I'm so glad that I found you
I'll be there with a love that's strong
I'll be your strength
I'll keep holding on
Holding on, holdin On
Yes I will, yes I will


michael
If you should ever find someone new
I know he better be good to you
'Cause if he doesn't
I'll be there
Don't you know, baby, yeah, yeah
I'll be there
I'll be there
Just call my name and I'll be there
Just look over your shoulders, honey
I'll be there
I'll be there
Whenever you need me
I'll be there
Don't you know, baby, yeah, yeah
I'll be there
I'll be there
Just call my name
I'll be there
I'll be there


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