“Janet Jackson” (1982)

1982

Recording sessions : May–August 1982

Studios :  Allen Zentz Recording, Los Angeles; Conway Studios, Hollywood; Media West, Los Angeles; Davlen Sound, North Hollywood; Wally Heider, Los Angeles; Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles; Spindletop; Studio Masters; mixed at Sunset Sound and Studio 55, Los Angeles.

Label : A&M Records

Release date : September 21, 1982

Original track listing

“Say You Do”
“You’ll Never Find (A Love Like Mine)”
“Young Love”
“Love and My Best Friend”
“Don’t Mess Up This Good Thing”
“Forever Yours”
“The Magic Is Working”
“Come Give Your Love to Me”

Peak on Billboard 200 : 63

Demos/Alternate Versions/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions 

Others songs from this era (and before)

Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Demo) : On this demo version recorded late 1978 at the Hayvenhurst home studio, Janet and Randy are on percussions. Released in 2001 on Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall (Special Edition)

Working Day and Night (Demo) : On this demo version recorded late 1978 at the Hayvenhurst home studio, Janet and Randy are on percussions. Released in 2001 on Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall (Special Edition)

Lovely Is She : Co-written by Janet. Released in 1980 (LaToya Jackson “LaToya Jackson”.

Camp Kuchi Kaiai : Background vocals. Released in 1981 (LaToya Jackson “My Special Love)

PYT : Background vocals. Released in 1982 (Michael Jackson “Thriller”)

Singles and short films

1st single “Young Love” (released on July 7, 1982)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 54

No short film

2nd single “Come Give Your Love to Me” (released: January 10, 1983)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 58

No short film

3rd single “Say You Do” (released on April 29, 1983)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : did not chart

No short film

4th single “Love and My Best Friend” (released in 1983)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : did not chart

No short film

5th single “Don’t Mess Up This Good Thing” (released in 1983)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : did not chart

No short film

Promotion (TV performances/Award Shows/magazine covers etc.)

May 6, 1982 :  During an episode of Diff’Rent Strokes titled “The Music Man” Janet sings “The Magic Is Working” a song she has just recorded for her debut album.

August 2, 1982 : Janet makes a photo session in L.A.

October 25, 1982 : Janet appears on the cover of Jet magazine.

October 30, 1982 : In Los AngelesJanet performs “Young Love” & “Come Give Your Love To Me” for the first time on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and reveals why she wears a key on her ear ring.

November 5, 1982 : Janet performs “Young Love” on Solid Gold.

December 18, 1982 : In Los AngelesJanet performs “Say You Do” and “Young Love” on the Soul Train show.

January 17, 1983 :  Janet attends the American Music Awards.

February 1983 : Janet is on the cover of Ebony magazine with Different Strokes’ partner Todd Bridges.

 February 04, 1983 : LaToya, Janet and Joe Jackson attend the R&B Awards in Los Angeles.

February 5, 1983 : In Los Angeles, Janet performs “Say You Do” on Solid Gold.

February 10, 1983 :  In Bremen (Germany), Janet performs “Young Love” on Musikladen.

April 1, 1983 : Janet poses with Sammy Davis jr at an unknown event.

 

Next era : « Dream Street » (1984)

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