ABC are an English new wave group that first came to prominence in the early 1980s. Their 1982 debut album, The Lexicon of Love, was a UK number one and they achieved ten UK and five US Top 40 hit singles between 1981 and 1990. The band, now essentially singer Martin Fry, continues to tour and released their eighth studio album, Traffic, in 2008.
"ABC" is a 1970 number-one hit song by the Jackson 5. It was written with the same design as "I Want You Back", and was first heard on American Bandstand (on the ABC network) in February 1970. "ABC" knocked the Beatles' song "Let It Be" off the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970 and was also number one on the soul singles chart for four weeks. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 15 song of 1970, just one notch ahead of the Jackson 5 single that followed it to No. 1, "The Love You Save".
ABC is the second studio album by The Jackson 5 and was issued on May 8, 1970 by Motown Records. It featured the No. 1 singles, "ABC" and "The Love You Save". Also present on the LP are several notable album tracks including a cover of Funkadelic's "I'll Bet You", "I Found That Girl" (the only lead song from brother Jermaine), and "The Young Folks" originally recorded by the Diana Ross-led version of The Supremes.