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The song I chose for this blog is called “I’ll be there”. The Jackson 5 originally sung this song in 1970 and Mariah Carey Re-sang the song in 1992. The Jackson 5 were a Motown pop band that consist of 5 family members from Indiana . Their names are Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and the most known Michael Jackson. Mariah Carey is an American singer from New York. She was the first artist to have her first 5 songs hit the billboard hot 100.

The song “I’ll be there” gives emotions such as romantic, caring, joyful, and happiness. The song talks about “a man who tells her former lover that he will always be there for her even if she finds someone new she can always go back to him”. Lyrics that show emotion from the song are, “Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter, Togetherness, well is all I’m after, Whenever you need me, I’ll be there (I’ll be there)”; “I’ll be there to comfort you Fill my world with dreams around you…”. The tempo for The Jackson 5’s version is 94 bpm, and the tempo for Mariah Carey is 74 bpm. The Texture of the song from both artist is Homophony. A similarity of the two songs is that the lyrics are the same. Differences of the songs are that the tempo is different. In Mariah’s version, the song is slower, and the Jackson 5’s song is faster pace. The Jackson 5 have a male singer and Mariah Carey is a female singer. Mariah Carey stresses the sound of the lyrics to make it sound like a slow love song. The Jackson 5’s version has an upbeat feeling but also gives a romantic feel to the song. The recording of the Jackson 5’s song sounds older while Mariah’s version sounds clearer. The instruments used for Mariah Carey’s version are piano and drums, while the Jackson 5’s version is guitar, piano , bass, and drums.




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