The Best Things In Life Are Free

Album: Mo' Money soundtrack (1992)
Charted: 2 10

Songfacts®:

  • This Janet Jackson duet borrows the title and little else from the 1925 Brown/DeSylva/Henderson standard. It says more or less the same things as the original but with more of a love angle. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • Luther Vandross sang on this with Jackson, and it also features performances by the group Bell Biv DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant (all former members of New Edition). Michael Bivens and Ron Devoe wrote the song with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who produced the track with lots of New Jack beats.
  • This was written for the soundtrack of the 1992 movie Mo' Money.
  • This song earned Jackson and Vandross a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, but Boyz II Men won for "End of the Road."

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