February 1971 – a song popular in this month – One Bad Apple by The Osmonds
The Osmonds were a young family group from Ogden, Utah, and made a name for themselves performing at Disneyland and on The Andy Williams Show.
Interesting facts about One Bad Apple & The Osmonds –
When they signed with MGM records in 1970, the label sent them to FAME in an effort to duplicate the success of The Jackson 5.
In this song, The Osmonds are singing to a girl, trying to convince her that one bad experience shouldn’t dictate her behavior, and that he deserves a chance because he’s not like the guy who hurt her. It’s a similar sentiment to “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5.
The Osmonds enjoyed tremendous success for the rest of the ’70s and reinvented themselves as Country artists in the ’80s. Donny hosted a variety show from 1976-1979 with his sister called Donny & Marie.
George Jackson had written this song with The Jackson 5 in mind, and with production by FAME owner Rick Hall and vocals by 13-year-old Donny Osmond, this sounded very much like a Jackson 5 record, and was a huge success, spending 5 weeks at #1 in the US.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com