This was the third of four consecutive #1 hits for the Jackson 5, following their Motown debut "I Want You Back
" and its follow-up, "ABC." After "The Love You Save", "I'll Be There
" went to the top, giving the group a total of 10 weeks at the top in 1970.
The first three were written and produced by a Motown collective known as "The Corporation": Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, Fonce Mizell, and Berry Gordy Jr. Gordy was head of the label and assigned them that name, which kept the focus on the team instead of the individuals within it - if one member deigned to leave, he could replace him.