Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)

Album: Control (1986)
Charted: 59
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  • VH1 asked Jackson if she felt this song created the mold for her sensual songs on her later albums. She replied: "I was just a baby myself when I did that. I've heard people say that that has kind of a Jackson feel, that it's reminiscent of stuff my family's done in the past, musically speaking. I guess it does. Thinking about it then, I didn't hear it, but thinking about it now, it kind of does. It was just giving people a chance to see another side of me. Just a little glimpse into a world that later they'd see a lot."
  • This was another song penned by the songwriting/producing duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, along with Janet Jackson. With the Control album, Jam and Lewis helped the singer shatter her image as the Jackson family's sweet little sister and introduced a sexy young woman ready to show the world her true identity with an innovative blend of R&B, funk, disco and rap - and a heavy dose of sex appeal.
  • Jazz bassist Stanley Clarke covered this song on his 1988 album If This Bass Could Only Talk.
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  • Otoko86 from Chicago, IlI love this song!! It's very timeless with such a melodic tune! By far one of the best and underrated songs that Janet has done. Whenever I'm mad about something, this song always calms and relaxes me!
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