MadeinMich saidgot till its gone was not released as a single in the US because the record company didn't want it as the first single-they wanted together again to be the first single. So it was more like a teaser or the album.Got till its one uses a sample from uk singer Desree from her hit feel so high. jimmy and terry never got permission to use it and desree sued janet and they settled out of court.
venue35 saidThey did give money to charity...
Janet is a great album...can't believe it turned twenty this week. So many great songs. That's the way love goes, IF(my favorite Janet trek ever),throb, anytime any place(love the R Kelly version),whoops now , again etc.
I like rhythm nation better though... sure Janet was where she started writing all the songs herself too. There is a song on RN1814 called someday is tonight. i always get chills when i hear that song.I think jimmy jam and terry Lewis are the best producers in the world. I'm sure that Janet will work with them again.
I thought the approach to discipline was a little wrong. The song and video for feedback were great though. I didn't like the s&m cover and concept. Rock with u, luv,roller coaster, and 2 nite are great tracks. The rest I don't like so much. I'm worried that now she married that billionaire she won't be making a new album this year. I was really hoping for something this year....
It's official. You are the official Janet Jackson connoisseur of Real Jock. I actually had no idea VR was so highly regarded by Janet fans. Just as a little corection. Janet has only written two songs in her career. One of them is Black Cat.
I never got off into the VR era. It's the only 90' album I never bought. I thought the singles were good but not good enough for me to buy the collection. I think the way her record company never released Got Til It's gone as an official single really hurt the albums initial sales. I mean who does that to a major star.
You didn't correct me I made no mistake. After Control, Janet started to write the lyrics herself but on Rhythm NAtion she wote half the songs herself and jimmy jam and terry Lewis wrote the rest of the tracks. Now what I meant was that on the album Janet and all albums after that excluding DIscipline, Janet writes all the lyrics herself while jimmy jam and terry Lewis write the music even though Janet writes the melodies as well. I think on the later albums only CAll on me was written by jimmy and terry and not Janet. You can ask me anything about Janet and he music and ill probably know the answer.
Fun FAct : How will I know by Whitney was first given to Janet and she hated it she thought it was really silly. WHitneys producer took the song and changed it around and it became a huge hit for WHitney in '86
Jimmy and Terry were original members of the funk group The Time which was under the control of Prince in the early 80's. Jimmy and Terry were starting to write songs and produce for other groups including KLymax I miss you and for the SOS band. The Time used to open for prince on all his concerts and on a night they were to perform Jimmy and Terry got snowed in and couldn't make the flight in time to hit the stage. Prince fired them and three years later they became the biggest producers in the world when Control came out.
In the summer of '86 they wrote a song for the Human League called Human which hit number one in the States it's a great great song.
The velvet rope caused a lot of controversy when it came out due to the bisexuality in some of the songs lyrics. On the Rod Stewart track tonight's the night she doesn't change the lyrics and its as if she's singing to another woman hence all the lesbian rumors that started to come out.
Also the bondage imagery didn't go down too well or the lyrics to free xone.
She secretly married Renee elizondo in '91. In 99 or 2000 the relationship started to fall apart and Janet caught him cheating on her in one of the Bungalows on their beach house. The songs You ain't Right and Truth (which is her best vocal ever)from the Album All for you talk about this. He threatened to sue her and write a book about her being a secret lesbian but they settled out of court and she got rid of him.
Track listing No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Interlude: Pledge" 0:47
2. "Rhythm Nation" Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis 5:31
3. "Interlude: T.V." 0:22
4. "State of the World" Jackson, Harris, Lewis 4:48
5. "Interlude: Race" 0:05
6. "The Knowledge" Harris, Lewis 3:54
7. "Interlude: Let's Dance" 0:03
8. "Miss You Much" Harris, Lewis 4:12
9. "Interlude: Come Back" 0:21
10. "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" Harris, Lewis 5:50
11. "Livin' in a World (They Didn't Make)" Harris, Lewis 4:41
12. "Alright" Jackson, Harris, Lewis 6:26
13. "Interlude: Hey Baby" 0:10
14. "Escapade" Jackson, Harris, Lewis 4:44
15. "Interlude: No Acid" 0:05
16. "Black Cat" Jackson 4:50
17. "Lonely" Harris, Lewis 4:59
18. "Come Back to Me" Jackson, Harris, Lewis 5:33
19. "Someday Is Tonight" Jackson, Harris, Lewis 6:00
20. "Interlude: Livin'...In Complete Darkness" 1:07