I Want You Back Lyrics

I Want You Back Lyrics
I Want You Back Lyrics

The 1969 hit “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5, a Motown classic, marked their debut and was penned by The Corporation, led by Berry Gordy. Originally intended for Gladys Knight & the Pips or Diana Ross, the song features a compelling melody and lyrics about a man wanting his ex-girlfriend back, with Michael Jackson’s emotional lead vocals. This track topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Singles charts, initiating the Jackson 5’s successful career in the early 1970s.

I Want You Back Lyrics

[Intro: Michael Jackson]
Uh-huh huh huh huh
Let me tell ya now
Uh-huh

[Verse 1: Michael Jackson]

When I had you to myself, I didn’t want you around
Those pretty faces always made you stand out in a crowd
But someone picked you from the bunch, one glance was all it took
Now, it’s much too late for me to take a second look

[Chorus: Michael Jackson & Jackson 5]

Oh, baby, give me one more chance (To show you that I love you)
Won’t you please let me (Back in your heart)
Oh, darlin’, I was blind to let you go (Let you go, baby)
But now, since I see you in his arms (I want you back)

[Post-Chorus: Michael Jackson & Jackson 5]

Yes, I do now (I want you back)
Ooh, ooh, baby (I want you back)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (I want you back)
Na, na, na, na

[Verse 2: Michael Jackson]

Tryin’ to live without your love is one long sleepless night
Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right
Every street you walk on, I leave tear stains on the ground
Following the girl, I didn’t even want around
Let me tell you now

[Chorus: Michael Jackson & Jackson 5]

Oh, baby, all I need is one more chance (To show you that I love you)
Won’t you please let me (Back in your heart)
Oh, darlin’, I was blind to let you go (Let you go, baby)
But now, since I see you in his arms, uh-huh

[Bridge: Michael Jackson]

A buh buh buh buh
A buh buh buh buh, all I want
A buh buh buh buh, all I need
A buh buh buh buh, all I want
A buh buh buh buh, all I need

[Chorus 2: Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson & Jackson 5]

Oh, just one more chance
To show you that I love you
Baby! Baby!
Baby! Baby!
Baby! Baby!
I want you back

[Jackie Jackson & Jackson 5]

Forget what happened then
I want you back

[Jermaine Jackson]

Let me live again

[Chorus 3: Michael Jackson & Jackson 5]

Oh, baby, I was blind to let you go
But now, since I see you in his arms
I want you back

[Jackie Jackson]

Spare me of this ’cause

[Jermaine Jackson]

Gimme back what I lost

[Outro: Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson]

Oh, baby, I need one more chance, ha
I tell ya that I love you
(Baby!) Oh! (Baby!) Oh! (Baby!) Oh!
I want you back!

[Jackie Jackson]

Forget what happened then

[Michael Jackson]

I want you back!

[Jermaine Jackson]

And let me live again
[Michael Jackson]
Oh, I want you back! Ha!

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