Song Review: "All I Do Is Think Of You" Jackson 5

 I am an 80's baby but, I found myself at the height of my obsession with Jackson 5 music somewhere around 8th and 9th grade. No one could tell me that the Jackson 5 debuted almost 20 years before I was even born! I was listening to Jackson 5 compliation CDs on my discman, from the time I woke up in the morning, to when I laid my head on the pillow at night. I identified with so many of the songs back then, as I do now but, being in the same age group as Michael was when he recorded, made me feel an especially strong connection.

“I begun to take the long way home
Just so I can be alone
(To think of how to say)
You’re fine in every way
Hey I’m in love with you
I think the world of you
Oh, won’t you please, please be mine”

Many people my age first heard the song "All I Do Is Think of You" when the Bad Boy Group, B5 covered it in 2005. Others before my generation may have come to be familiar with the song with the Troop cover. It was no surprise to me that this song became a hit again and again each time it was covered but, I felt priveleged to have known the original in all it's glory.

This 1975 song was the final charted single before the Jackson 5 left Motown, to become the Jacksons on Epic Records.

The lyrics are quite simple and the theme is that of teenage love. It doesn't just end there though.

Michael does this sort of begging on the song (well, not pathetic- get away from me creep! begging). It's similar to that of the pleading and begging found on "Lady In My Life" and remisicent of the end of "You Are Not Alone". It's the type of singing that makes you feel that Michael is 1000% into what he is singing and makes you feel that he's talking to you!

I'd recommend this song to anyone who's got a crush that's only moments in the making or anyone that is just trying to get more into Jackson 5 music and doesn't know where to start. Do you find yourself thinking about that person non-stop and anxiously awaiting the next time you'll meet?

"All I Do Is Think Of You " is on amazon for only 99 cents!

Listen to this song and let me know what your thoughts are!

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