Control (Janet Jackson album)

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Control
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 4, 1986 (1986-02-04)
RecordedAugust – October 1985
Genre
Length41:41
LabelA&M
Producer
Janet Jackson chronology
'Dream Street
(1984)
Control 'Control: The Remixes
(1987)
Singles from Control
  1. "What Have You Done for Me Lately"
    Released: January 13, 1986
  2. "Nasty"
    Released: April 15, 1986
  3. "When I Think of You"
    Released: July 28, 1986
  4. "Control"
    Released: October 21, 1986
  5. "Let's Wait Awhile"
    Released: January 6, 1987
  6. "The Pleasure Principle"
    Released: May 12, 1987
  7. "Funny How Time Flies"
    Released: November 25, 1987

Control is the third studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson. It was released on February 4, 1986, by A&M Records. It was her first album after she had fired her father, Joseph Jackson as her manager.[1] Since the album's release it has been certified platinum.[2] It is one of her most known albums. It has sold over 14 million copies worldwide.[3]

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars
The Village VoiceB

Control received positive reviews from music critics.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Control"  
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
5:53
2. "Nasty"  
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
4:03
3. "What Have You Done for Me Lately"  
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
4:59
4. "You Can Be Mine"  
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
5:16
5. "The Pleasure Principle"  
  • Moir
  • Jackson
  • Steve Wiese
4:58
6. "When I Think of You"  
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
3:56
7. "He Doesn't Know I'm Alive"  
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
3:30
8. "Let's Wait Awhile"  
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
  • Melanie Andrews
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
4:37
9. "Funny How Time Flies"  
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Lewis
4:29

References[change | change source]

  1. Edmond Jr., A. (1987), "John McClain creates solid gold money-makers", Black Enterprise, 18, p. 54, ISSN 0006-4165
  2. "Control", gold and platinum, Recording Industry Association of America, 1986
  3. "Remembering 'Control' 30 Years Later: How Janet Jackson's Third Album Cemented Her Icon Status". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  4. "Control - Janet Jackson > Songs, Reviews, Credits > AllMusic". AllMusic.
  5. Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 303. ISBN 0857125958.
  6. Sinagra, Laura (2004). "Janet Jackson". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 411. ISBN 0743201698.