Billboard #1 Hits: #237: “The Love You Save”- The Jackson 5. June 27, 1970. 2 weeks.
- Single: “The Love You Save”- The Jackson 5
- Record Company- Motown
- Genre: Soul
- Written by The Corporation
- Time: 3:00
- B-side: “I Found That Girl”
- Album- ABC
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #7 on UK Singles Chart.
The Jackson 5 owned the first half of 1970- this was their 3rd single and all 3 had went to #1- and all three were excellent. They weren’t done with 1970 yet. The song references Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell and Christopher Columbus at about the midpoint of the song-
“Isaac said he kissed you Beneath the apple tree When Benjie held your hand he felt E-lec-tri-ci-tee! When Alexander called you He said he rang your chimes. Christopher discovered You’re way ahead of your times.”