This week the great Janelle Monáe was in Toronto and among other numbers, she performed this classic:
I love love love her, but this is a version….well, it’s a bit too fast.(Still great though.) To see what I mean, here’s the ultimate version, performed by the Jacksons themselves, on Soul Train, no less:
Eiher way, it is an exceptional song.
Bonus: if you, like I, think this is one of the great songs of the 20th century, let the young ones you know listen to this:
Chances are they know this show, and they will groove to this version. And if they do, your work is done.