Track of the Week: “ABC,” by The Jackson Five

Track of the WeekThis is the first week of school for many of the kids around town, so I thought I I’d bid them good luck with this week’s track. Before we learn our ABCs, let’s get started with Adam Sandler’s ditty about going back to school from the movie Billy Madison:



Alright, now time for The Jackson Five’s “ABC.” Sure, there’s no guitar in it. And its really about love, not school, but hey, I can take some liberties here and there, right. Not much to say about the song, but there is one interesting tidbit about the melody. Take a listen and read on:



During the chorus, when the group sings “A-B-C, easy as 1-2-3, oh simple as do-re-mi”, they are in fact singing the notes A♭, B♭ and C. Funny huh?! Also, “do,” “re,” and “mi” is the solfege equivelent for the the first three notes in a scale. A♭, B♭, and C are the first three notes in the key of A♭.

Although I’m sure those consistencies we’re by accident, it is fun to note them anyways.

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One response to “Track of the Week: “ABC,” by The Jackson Five

  1. Great pic! I didn’t know that about the notes matching the words.

    Ps- every track of the week should have a Billy Madison reference 🙂

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