Donut Of The Heart

At the risk of sounding patronizing, there are still some people that didn't know "All I Do Is Think Of You" was originally recorded by The Jackson 5. Many in my age group are familiar with Troop's cover, and by the time B5 came along with their remake, many of us felt like they were stepping on Troop's toes. Admittedly, it wasn't until I was in my adulthood that I learned the song wasn't second, but third generation by then, and that it was also sampled by J Dilla for "Time: Donut of The Heart," which then formed the basis for The Roots' "Can't Stop This." The track comes from Moving Violation, which would be the final album the brothers recorded with Motown.

The Jackson 5: "All I Do is Think Of You"

The Roots: "Can't Stop This"

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10 Responses

  1. "Girl, you so doggone fine..."
    That line in the song gets me every time.

  2. I didn't learn that my FAVORITE T.R.O.O.P. song was originally a J5 joint unitl a couple of years ago. Both are awesome.

  3. "All I Do" by the Jacksons has always been special to me. During my senior year of high school, my boyfriend at the time had brought the album over to my house and dedicated that very song to me. *Hi Bobby S.*

  4. I didn't know J5 sang "All I Do..." first! Such a great song

  5. I'm surprised many people didn't know that J5 done this originally.Moving Violation was heavy rotation when I was little girl.I always preferred this to any version.

  6. stop it soulbounc (sniff, sniff**) i can't take this shit. please stop. my older sis loved this song!!

  7. @soulrific That's my line too! As well as that "oooooo" Does something to me!
    I will also publicly admit that I just found out as well. The look of pity Stylus gave me still haunts me. Someone posted this link today on FB and most of the people commented that they didn't know as well. So you're doing a service here.
    I've been listening to this nonstop since Thursday. They played it on the radio and my mouth fell open. I will say that Troop did it major justice. They owned it. But I'm definitely hearing it with new ears now that I've discovered the original.
    That's the ONLY good thing to come out of this. It got me off my azz and got me seriously digging in the crates. Rare J5 and other Motown acts have been playing nonstop on my iPod. And I don't see that stopping anytime soon.
    Feeling this Roots sample as well.

  8. Oh my word. I had no idea. Thank you for educating me.
    This was the only Troop song I like, I hope that counts for something,,,

  9. you know what's amazing?
    the first time i heard Donuts, "Time: Donut of the Heart" made me tear up; something about it was just breathtaking, solemn, soulful, and bittersweet. when the Roots sampled it for 'Can't Stop This,' i cried.
    a month ago, while at work, i was listening to my iPod, and 'All I Do...' came on, and something in my head just CLICKED, and i was in awe, and speechless. the way Dilla flipped this sample...goodness. i didn't even know i had the song on my iPod. music is powerful...

  10. Had no idea...damn