Control (1986)

Control

Recording sessions : August-October 1985

Studios : Flyte Tyme Productions in Minneapolis.

Label : A&M Records

Release date : February 4, 1986

Peak on Billboard 200 : 1

ORIGINAL TRACK LISTING

“Control”
“Nasty”
“What Have You Done for Me Lately”
“You Can Be Mine”
“The Pleasure Principle”
“When I Think of You”
“He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive”
“Let’s Wait Awhile”
“Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)”

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS*

*Worked by Janet during her lifetime. Covers and remixes by other artists are not included.s

Control (Video Mix) : Released in 1987 (Control : The Remixes)

OUTTAKES FROM THE ALBUM RECORDING SESSIONS

OTHER SONGS FROM THIS ERA

Baby Sister : Background vocals. Released in 1986 (Latoya Jackson “Imagination”)

Diamonds : Lead vocals. Released in 1987 (Herb Alpert “Keep Your Eye On Me”.

Making Love In The Rain : Background vocals. Released in 1987 (Herb Alpert “Keep Your Eye On Me”.

Singles and short films

1st single : What Have You Done For Me Lately (released on January 13, 1986)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 4

Short film directed by Brian Jones and Piers Ashworth

Date of shooting : December 1985

Date of premiere : February 17, 1986

Official release : on VHS in 1986 (Control : The Videos), on DVD in 1995 (Design of a Decade) and in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). On Janet’s You Tube official page.

2nd single : Nasty Released April 15, 1986

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 3

Video directed by : Mary Lambert

Date of shooting : January 1986

Date of premiere : May 1986

Official release : on VHS in 1986 (Control : The Videos), on DVD in 1995 (Design of a Decade) and in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). Not on Janet’s You Tube official page.

3rd single : When I Think Of You Released July 28, 1986

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 1

Music video directed by : Julien Temple

Date of shooting : March 1986

Date of premiere : August 1986

Official release : on VHS in 1986 (Control : The Videos), on DVD in 1995 (Design of a Decade) and in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). On Janet’s You Tube official page.

4th single : Control Released October 28, 1986

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 5

Music video directed by : Mary Lambert

Date of shooting : September 1986

Date of premiere : November 1986

Official release : on VHS in 1986 (Control : The Videos), on DVD in 1995 (Design of a Decade) and in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). On Janet’s You Tube official page.

5th single : Let’s Wait Awhile Released January 6, 1987

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 2

Music video directed by : Dominic Sena

Date of shooting : December 1986

Date of premiere : February 1987

Official release : on VHS in 1987 (Control : The Videos Part 2), on DVD in 1995 (Design of a Decade) and in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). On Janet’s You Tube official page.

6th single : The Pleasure Principle Released May 12, 1987

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 14

Music video directed by : Dominic Sena

Date of shooting : March 1987

Date of premiere : June 1, 1987

Official release : on VHS in 1987 (Control : The Videos), on DVD in 1995 (Design of a Decade) and in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). On Janet’s You Tube official page.

7th single : Funny How Time Flies Released November 25, 1987 (only in the UK)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : not eligible

No music video

Previous era : « Dream Street » (1984)

Next era : « Rhythm Nation 1814 »  (1989)

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