Photo credits: Motown Records
The Jackson 5 recorded “The Love You Save” for Motown Records.
It was made available as a single on May 13, 1970. It peaked at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 singles list and the US soul singles chart for six weeks; each for the seven-day periods, which began on June 27, 1970, and July 4, 1970. The song was made available as a single on May 13, 1970.
The song performed at a high level on national music charts overseas as well. It reached its highest position on the UK top 40 charts, number 7, in August 1970. The Jackson 5 recorded four consecutive number-one singles before this one. The others were “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” and “I’ll Be There.”
The Jackson 5’s “The Love You Save” was chosen by Billboard as the 16th best song of 1970 – only one spot behind the hit “ABC.”