1970: I'll Be There by The Jackson 5

Composed by Berry Gordy (Motown record label founder), Bob West, Willie Hutch, Hal Davis. Recorded by The Jackson 5 for their third studio album, titled Third Album. The song was The Jackson 5’s fourth No.1 single in a row. It was also their last song (as a group) to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the USA. In his autobiography, Moonwalk, Michael Jackson said of the song “I’ll Be There was the song that solidified The Jackson 5’s careers and showed audiences that the group had potential beyond bubblegum pop.”

Weekly Chart History (1970 -1971)Peak Position
Australia31
Germany (West)45
Ireland14
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Chart16
New Zealand18
United Kingdom4
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart24
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart1
USA Billboard R&B / Hip-Hop Singles Chart1
Year-End Chart (1970)Final Position
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart7
Weekly Chart History (2009)Peak Position
Austria60
Netherlands Top 100 Singles Chart62
Switzerland73
United Kingdom49