Saturday, February 28, 2015

Songoftheday 2/28/15 - When I was seventeen I did what people told me, did what my father said and let my mother mold me but that was long ago...


"Control" - Janet Jackson
from the album Control (1986)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #5 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 13

Today's Song of the Day is by Janet Jackson, whose breakthrough album Control had already scored the artist a #1 pop hit with "When I Think Of You" as well as two other top-5 single with "Nasty" and "What Have You Done For Me Lately". For the fourth single from the project Janet went with the title track, the perfect distillation of her attitude and musical signature (helped by producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) for the album. The music video ran over nine minutes and featured Janet's Good Time co-star Janet Dubois...


"Control" became the fourth top-5 pop hit from the album in January of 1987. The single topped both the R&B and Dance Club Play chart (the latter for three weeks). Internationally, the song was a more moderate success, reaching the top-20 in Canada, New Zealand, and the Netherlands, but just stopped short of the top-40 in England at #42.

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Janet lip-synced her way through "Control" on the American Music Awards show in 1987....


But of course she did throw it down live on tour in 1990...


On her All For You tour she combined "Control" with "Nasty" and "What Have You Done For Me Lately"..


Glee covered the song in their third season, though it failed to chart...


Up tomorrow: Jersey funk band claims a win.

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