Someday Is Tonight

Album: Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
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  • This song is a sequel to the chaste "Let's Wait Awhile" from Jackson's previous album, Control. She told VH1: "I felt a little bit more comfortable with letting people a little more into my world. 'Someday Is Tonight' is a continuation of, 'OK, now that you've waited this long…' And I even say in the song, 'I know I promised I'd be worth the wait / The wait is over, please don't hesitate.'"

    But her sexier material didn't go over well with everyone. She recalled: "Someone said to me a long time ago... 'What message are you sending to the kids? You talked about 'Let's Wait a While.'' And I said, 'Well, I'm in my '20s now. How long do you want me to wait?'"
  • Jackson wrote this song with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, her producers on most of the album.
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