Got To Be There Songs Ranked

Got to Be There is the debut solo studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released by Motown on January 24, 1972, four weeks after the Jackson 5’s Greatest Hits. It includes the song of the same name, which was released on October 7, 1971, as Jackson’s debut solo single. On August 2, 2013, the album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 500,000 copies. The album was later remastered and reissued in 2009 as part of the 3-disc compilation Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection. Here are all of Got To Be There songs ranked.

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10. Wings of My Love

“Michael Jackson will remain one of the top artists of all time, no matter what. This album is proof. Little Michael soars like a dove on each and every song here. Was he really a little 13 year old kid here? Yes he was, and with those notes he hits, it’s hard to believe.”

9. Girl Don’t Take Your Love from Me

“Prodigal singer, his talent at captivating audiences is incredible. Not only is he perfect, he knows how to display the emotions in his story. The joy but also the longing for the ones that they love. No wonder he became the star singer of the Jackson 5.”

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8. Maria (You Were the Only One)

“”Maria” is another great tune here,a great longing epic right up there with his presentation. Pretty much a typical, uninventive Motown product filled a bunch of mostly conservative and forgettable covers of popular songs.”

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7. In Our Small Way

“The Motown vibe is felt, and the entire production is well put together, unique to the artist, Michael manages it all quite well for his age.”

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6. Ain’t No Sunshine

“This album starts out with a really unique version of “Ain’t No Sunshine”,dressed up in this slow burning psychedelic soul version with all these fuzzed out guitars and Michael rapping at the beginning “You ever want somethin/you know you should’nt have/The more you know you should’nt have it/the more you want it/And then one day you get it/it’s so good to you”.

5. You’ve Got a Friend

“James Taylor classic “You’ve Got a Friend”, the young Michael displays an amazingly mature vocal style that only showcases what would come in later years for him.”

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4. Love is Here and Now You’re Gone

“The first solo material of Michael Jackson, who then played yet with the band The Jackson 5. The album is entirely based on the soul covers of different artists, but it can feel a strong tone of voice talent fourteen. Album is not breathtaking but can be easily listen.”

3. Rockin’ Robin

“Some of his songs make you happy,sad,and angry! Not only the album is great, this is a hard to find album on cassette’s, vinyl records, and especialy on CD! I really love this album and I love Micheal Jackson!”

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2. Got to Be There

Got To Be There, released in 1972, was Michael Jackson’s very first studio album that was not part of The Jackson Five. It did extremely well commercially, selling 900,000 copies in the U.S., and more than 3 Million copies worldwide.”

1. I Wanna Be Where You Are

“The only song that really sticks out to me is “I Wanna Be Where You Are”, which has a really solid melody and enjoyable mid-tempo vibe to it.”