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This samples Lyn Collins' James Brown produced 1972 single "Think (About It)." The refrain, "It takes two" from "Think (About It)" was also the main hook on Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock's Hip-Hop anthem "It Takes Two."
This was the only single out of the seven released off the Rhythm Nation 1814 album not to reach one of the top 2 positions on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the fourth consecutive single off the album to reach #1 on the US dance charts, helping Janet Jackson break a record set by Madonna.
The video was in the style of a 1930s musical. It featured the dancer Cyd Charisse (1922 – 2008), and the Hi-De-Ho man Cab Calloway
(1907 - 1994) in one of his last on-screen appearances. Musicals have always been special to Jackson. She used to watch them on TV every day after school.
Janet Jackson won a Soul Train Music Award for Best Music Video for this song.
Heavy D, who had a hit the following year with "Now That We Found Love," raps on various remixed versions of this song. This was the first appearance by a rapper on a Janet Jackson track. Heavy D would later appear on Michael Jackson's song "Jam," where he makes reference to his collaboration with Janet:
"Got with Janet
Then with Guy
Now with Michael..."
The Guy reference is to the R&B group whose song "Do Me Right" Heavy D rapped on.
Jackson wrote this with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the duo that also produced the track. The song is about finding true love in someone who is also a friend.
Reverend Horton Heat
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have looked to Clark for insightful, intelligent songs.
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.