Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Jacksons - Story: Number 1's (2007)



A compilation of 20 hits from various configurations of Jacksons, both together and solo, spanning the years 1969 to 1983.  Despite the title, not all these songs reached a top spot on the US charts.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: did not chart (reached #19 on the Catalog Albums chart)

Tracks:  The hits are all here; this is a good listen from top to bottom. I've put a check mark by some forgotten favorites that made this disc worth the purchase price.
  • I Want You Back - Jackson 5: #1 Hot 100 and R&B
  • ABC - Jackson 5: #1 Hot 100 and R&B
  • The Love You Save - Jackson 5: #1 Hot 100 and R&B ✔
  • I'll Be There - Jackson 5:  #1 Hot 100 and R&B
  • Mama's Pearl - Jackson 5: #2 Hot 100 and R&B
  • Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5: #1 R&B, #2 Hot 100 ✔
  • Got To Be There - Michael Jackson: #4 Hot 100 and R&B, #14 AC ✔
  • Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson: #2 Hot 100 and R&B
  • Ben - Michael Jackson:  #1 Hot 100, #5 R&B, #3 AC
  • Dancing Machine - Jackson 5: #1 R&B, #2 Hot 100 ✔
  • Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson: #1 R&B, #9 Hot 100 ✔ (Stevie Wonder!)
  • Enjoy Yourself - The Jacksons:  #6 Hot 100, #2 R&B
  • Show You The Way To Go - The Jacksons:  #28 Hot 100, #6 R&B ✔ (Gamble & Huff!)
  • Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons: #54 Hot 100, #3 R&B
  • Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - The Jacksons:  #7 Hot 100, #3 R&B
  • Lovely One - The Jacksons: #12 Hot 100, #2 R&B, #1 Dance
  • This Place Hotel - The Jacksons: #22 Hot 100, #2 R&B
  • Can You Feel It - The Jacksons:  #77 Hot 100, #30 R&B, #1 Dance ✔
  • Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson: #1 Hot 100, #1 R&B, #2 Dance
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson: #1 Hot 100, #1 R&B, #9 AC
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: Not long after purchasing this disc, it turned up missing.  I looked all over the house and through my truck to no avail.  I finally found it in the CD player of my oldest son's car alongside some Beatles CDs  I didn't say a word and let him keep those as long as he wanted - yes, that does indeed qualify me for Father Of The Year honors.

Previously revisited for the blog:
Thriller (1982)
Off the Wall (1979)

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