Tuesday, July 04, 2017

MOTOWN: THE JACKSON 5 - NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE

The Queen of Motown, freshy gone solo Diana Ross had a tv-show where she presented the Jackson brothers from Indiana. They became the first group ever to have four #1s in a row with their first four singles. Those were even followed by two #2s, this Never can say goodbye being the 2nd one and their sixth single, released in 1971. The song was originally ment for The Supremes though....Michael was 12 at the time.
The song however is maybe better known as two cover versions.
Gloria Gaynor has her firsr real hit with this in 1974, four years before I will survive. Her version peaked at #9 and was the first ever #1 in Billboards new Dance chart.
The Communards released this in 1987 and peaked at #4 in UK (and being a huge hit all over Europe) and #51 in US. 
Countless other versions has been released, even from Motown acts. 

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