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BeatTips MusicStudy: The Jackson 5 – “That’s What You Get For Being Polite”


One Of My Favorite Songs From One Of Soul Music’s Most Infamous Groups

By Amir Ali Said

One of my favorite songs is “That’s What You Get for Being Polite” by the Jackson 5. I first heard the song last year with Pop, while we were writing. The song is dope. Usually, whenever Pop and I drive somewhere, we’ll listen to this song at least once. We listen to this song all the time. Michael Jackson sets off the song and creates the mood.

The Jackson 5 was a great group. The song “That’s What You Get for Being Polite” illustrates the group in its prime. This is perhaps one of the Jackson 5’s best songs. One thing I like about the group is how each song flows naturally. The way they sung in this song shows how great this family of singers were. The harmony and togetherness of the Jackson 5 is certainly on display.

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The Jackson 5 – “That’s What You Get for Being Polite”

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Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual