Control (Janet Jackson album)

1986 studio album by Janet Jackson

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]

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

ReviewsEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music     [5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide     [6]
Slant Magazine     
The Village VoiceB

Control received positive reviews from music critics.

Track listingEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Sinagra, Laura (2004). "Janet Jackson". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 411. ISBN 0743201698.