The “ABC” singer — who also has four other siblings; sisters Rebbie, La Toya, Janet, and brother Randy — picked Jackie Wilson’s “Baby Workout” because he can remember seeing the soul star perform the single on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and he would sit in front of the television dreaming about one day singing on the same series.
Explaining why he picked that track, he said: “It makes you daydream about old times in Gary: learning music, wanting to be a superstar and racing to the TV to watch ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ and see your favorite artists of the week. My family wasn’t very financially set, so we had to get our pleasure from television or radio.
“Everybody had to fight for their own position in front of the TV. It was very inspirational to watch because that’s what we wanted to do and to see other people doing it, we knew we could do it too — it was just a matter of time.”