8/11/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE JACKSON 5 – I’ll Be There

I’ll Be There is the first single released on third album by The Jackson 5. It was written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Bob West and Willie Hutch.The song was recorded by The Jackson 5 and released by Motown Records on August 28, 1970, as the first single from their third album on the same date. Continue reading

1/26/17 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Johnny Gill – Rub You the Right Way

Rub You the Right Way by Johnny Gill is the first single from the artist’s debut album under Motown Records, the hit song spent one week in May 1990 at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. Continue reading

9/29/16 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Fight The Power- Public Enemy

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Fight the Power by hip hop group Public Enemy was released as a single in June 1989 on Motown Records. The song was conceived at the request of film director Spike Lee, who sought a musical theme for his 1989 film Do the Right Thing. Continue reading