In 1970, The Love You Save was the third of four consecutive number one hits by The Jackson 5. The song was written by The Corporation - Barry Gordy with his assembled writer/producer team. The Jackson 5's two hits before this were also written by The Corporation - I Want You Back and ABC. When the song was written, The Love You Save was originally a song about traffic safety. The song was re-written to fit the Jackson 5 style, but the line "look both ways before you cross me" survived the re-write.
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