You Want This

Album: janet. (1994)
Charted: 14 8
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  • Before they began recording the album, songwriter/producer Jimmy Jam and Janet Jackson would play music for each other to find inspiration. Jam was drawn to old Motown hits and, as a result, the beginning of this song uses an excerpt from "Love Child" by The Supremes. Jackson and Jam wrote the track with Jam's partner, Terry Lewis.
  • MC Lyte does the rap on this song.
  • This song also pulled inspiration from Kool and the Gang's 1973 hit "Jungle Boogie."
  • The action-packed music video for this song was partially based on Russ Meyer's 1965 exploitation film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
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