Janet Jackson (album)

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Janet Jackson
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1982
RecordedMay–August 1982
Genre
Length38:50
Label
Producer
Janet Jackson chronology
Janet Jackson 'Dream Street
(1984)
Singles from Janet Jackson
  1. "Young Love"
    Released: July 7, 1982
  2. "Come Give Your Love to Me"
    Released: January 10, 1983
  3. "Say You Do"
    Released: April 29, 1983
  4. "Love and My Best Friend"
    Released: May 16, 1983
  5. "Don't Mess Up This Good Thing"
    Released: July 18, 1983

Janet Jackson is the self-titled debut album by American recording artist Janet Jackson. It was released on September 21, 1982, by A&M Records.

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Baltimore Afro-American(favorable)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[3]

Janet Jackson received mixed reviews from music critics.

Track listing[change | change source]

Side one
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Say You Do"  
  • Bobby Watson
  • Moore
  • Winbush
6:48 (CD)
5:20 (vinyl)
2. "You'll Never Find (a Love Like Mine)"  
  • Moore
  • Winbush
  • Watson
  • Moore
  • Winbush
4:09
3. "Young Love"  
  • Moore
  • Winbush
  • Watson
  • Moore
  • Winbush
4:56
4. "Love and My Best Friend"  
  • Moore
  • Winbush
  • Watson
  • Moore
  • Winbush
4:47
Side two
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Don't Mess Up This Good Thing"  
  • Wardell Potts, Jr.
  • Barry Sarna
  • Dana Meyers
3:53
2. "Forever Yours"   4:57
3. "The Magic is Working"  
  • Dorie Pride
  • Gene Dozier
  • F. Sylvers
  • J. Weaver
4:09
4. "Come Give Your Love to Me"  
  • Glen Barbee
  • C. Sylvers
  • F. Sylvers
  • J. Weaver
5:03

References[change | change source]

  1. Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
  2. "Janet Jackson". Baltimore Afro-American. October 12, 1982. p. 13. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
  3. Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 411. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.