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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #62: ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’- Jackson 5. April 3, 1971.

  • Single:’ Never Can Say Goodbye’- Jackson 5
  • Record Company- Motown
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Clifton Davis
  • Time: 2:58
  • B-side: ‘She’s Good’
  • Album- Maybe Tomorrow
  • Grade: A-
  • Peaked at #2 12 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

‘Never Can Say Goodbye’- was written for The Supremes but Motown thought it would be a song better suited for the Jackson 5. It went to #2 for three weeks in a row -blocked out of the number 1 slot by Three Dog Night’s ‘Joy To The World.’ After starting off in 1970 with 4 straight singles going to #1- their 5th single in early 1971 ‘Mama’s Pearl” peaked at #2. In 1971 the Jackson 5 would have four Top 20 singles- but would never have another #1.

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