“Got To Be There” (1972)

Got To Be There

Recording sessions : 1971

Studios : Motown studios, Los Angeles.

Label : Motown

Release date : January 24, 1972

Peak on Billboard 200 : 14

Original track listing from the album released on Januaey 24, 1972 (recorded June-November 1971)

1. “Ain’t No Sunshine” (recorded July – November 1971) Bill Withers 4:09
2. “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (recorded July – November 1971)
Arthur “T-Boy” RossLeon Ware
3:00
3. “Girl Don’t Take Your Love from Me” (recorded July – November 1971) Willie Hutch 3:46
4. “In Our Small Way” (recorded July – November 1971)
Beatrice VerdiChristine Yarian
3:34
5. “Got to Be There” (recorded June 1971) Elliot Willensky 3:23
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. “Rockin’ Robin” (recorded July – November 1971) Jimmie Thomas 2:30
7. “Wings of My Love” (recorded July – November 1971) The Corporation 3:32
8. “Maria (You Were the Only One)” (recorded June – July 1971)
Lawrence BrownLinda GloverGeorge GordyAllen Story
3:41
9. “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” (recorded July – November 1971) Holland-Dozier-Holland 2:51
10. “You’ve Got a Friend” (recorded July – November 1971) Carole King

Demos/Alternate Versions/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

Others songs from this era

Singles and short films

1st single : “Got To Be There” (released on October 7, 1971)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 4

2nd single : “Rockin Robin” (released on February 17. 1972)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 2

3rd single : “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (released on May 2, 1972)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 16

4th single : “Ain’t No Sunshine” (released on July 3, 1972)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : not eligible

Promotion (TV performances/Award Shows/magazine covers etc.)

January 1972 : For the third consecutive year, The Jackson 5 receive the NAACP’s Image Award for Male Group Of The Year.

March 1, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Sugar Daddy, Got To Be There & Brand New Thing (with Randy) at the Hellzapoppin’ TV Special.

June 5, 1972 : Michael appears as the bachelor at The Dating Game TV show and chooses Latanya Simmons as bachelorette and he performs “Rockin Robin”.

July 1, 1972 : Michael makes a solo appearance in a special American Bandstand show devoted to him. He performs Rockin Robin, Ben, I Wanna Be Where You Are and at the end he’s joined by the Jackson 5 to perform Lookin’ Through The Windows.

August 31, 1972 : Michael is on the cover of Jet Magazine.

Concerts

The Jackson 5 on tour 1970-1976 

Previous era : « Maybe Tomorrow » (1971)

Following era : « Lookin’ Through the Windows » (1972)

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