This song was written for the movie Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
, in which Janet Jackson also played Eddie Murphy's love interest, Professor Denise Gaines. Producer/songwriter Jimmy Jam
created the music and melody with drum programmer Alan Richburg, and Jackson wrote the lyrics. She wasn't crazy about the song, so she sent in "Feels So Right" along with it, but "Doesn't Really Matter" proved to be the right choice and soared to #1 on the Hot 100. Jam said: "I always tease Janet because I don't think she liked that record until it went to #1."