Maybe Tomorrow (The Jackson 5 album)

Maybe Tomorrow is the fifth studio album by the Jackson 5 released in 1971. Released after the success of the hit ballad "I'll Be There", most of the tracks on the album are ballads, with few dance numbers. Maybe Tomorrow includes the hit singles "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Maybe Tomorrow". While not as financially successful as the Jackson 5's first three outings, selling over 3.5 million copies worldwide,[4] Maybe Tomorrow contains some of the most often-sampled and covered material in the group's catalogue. It spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Soul albums chart.

Maybe Tomorrow
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 12, 1971 (1971-04-12)
RecordedJune 1970 - February 1971
MS 735
ProducerThe Corporation and Hal Davis
The Jackson 5 chronology
Jackson 5 Christmas Album
Maybe Tomorrow
Goin' Back to Indiana
Singles from Maybe Tomorrow
  1. "Never Can Say Goodbye"
    Released: March 16, 1971
  2. "Maybe Tomorrow"
    Released: June 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[3]

The album was arranged by Gene Page and James Anthony Carmichael.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Maybe Tomorrow" (The Corporation) – 4:41
  2. "She's Good" (The Corporation) – 2:59
  3. "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Clifton Davis) – 2:57
  4. "The Wall" (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Pam Sawyer) – 3:03
  5. "Petals" (The Corporation) – 2:34
  6. "Sixteen Candles" (Luther Dixon, Allyson R. Khent) – 2:45
  7. "(We've Got) Blue Skies" (Thomas Bee, Chris Clark, Fuller Gordy, Patrick Stephenson, Delores Wilkinson) – 3:21
  8. "My Little Baby" (The Corporation) – 2:58
  9. "It's Great to Be Here" (The Corporation) – 2:59
  10. "Honey Chile" (originally performed by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas) (Richard Morris, Sylvia Moy) – 2:45
  11. "I Will Find a Way" (The Corporation) – 2:57


In 2001, Motown Records remastered all Jackson 5 albums in a "Two Classic Albums/One CD" series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Third Album. The bonus tracks were "Sugar Daddy", the only new track on their 1971 greatest hits set, and "I'm So Happy", the B-side of that single.


Chart (1971) Peak
Canadian Albums (RPM)[5] 16
US Billboard 200[6] 11

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: J". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 27, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Chery, Carl: XXL: Michael Jackson Special Collecters Edition, page 99. American Press.
  5. ^ "RPM: The Jackson 5 (albums)". RPM Magazine. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "The Jackson 5 US Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2017.

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