Just when you thought you never needed to hear this song again...you were DEAD WRONG!!
Before you scoff, did you know that the original Jackson 5 song is #120 on Rolling Stone's Top 500 Songs Of All Time? Now you know.
I still hear you scoffing. Did you also know that, according to RS, "'I Want You Back' was the song that introduced Motown to the futuristic funk beat of Sly Stone and James Brown"? That it was sampled in Jay-Z's "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)."?
Still you scoff. You feel that the age of remixes and mash-ups are indicative of a culture that suffers from a lack of originality, and the companies releasing these records stink of greed.
Well, we're posting this anyway, because just as you can't judge a book by its cover (as the cliche goes), or a movie without having seen it, you can say nothing about a song until you've listened. Who knows, you just might find yourself having fun with it. From the forthcoming Motown Remixed, out May 24.
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (DJ Z-Trip Remix)
Hear more of Motown Remixed here.