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You Want This

"You Want This" is a song by American R&B/pop singer Janet Jackson.

Song information

Released on October 11 1994, it was the seventh single (sixth and final in the U.S.) from Jackson's fifth studio album, janet. (1993). "You Want This" was written and produced by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and contains samples from Diana Ross & the Supremes' 1968 song "Love Child" and Kool & the Gang's 1973 song "Jungle Boogie". Several remixes feature rapper MC Lyte, The song is about Jackson being told by her girls that a guy is watching and wanting her. Jackson proclaims if the guy wants to be with her, he has to work for it. The single contains two B-sides, the janet. track "New Agenda" and the then-unreleased "70's Love Groove". "70's Love Groove" also appears on the remix album janet. Remixed.

Chart performance

The single peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number nine on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, and was moderately successful internationally making it at least to the top thirty.

Music video

The video was directed by Keir McFarlane, and centres around Jackson and her friends encountering two men. Set at a desert motel and featuring car chases, it also features a dance routine towards the end. Two versions of the video, one black-and-white and the other colorized, are available on the 1994 video compilation janet. The colorized version is featured on the repackage of 2001's All for You as well as the 2004 DVD From janet. to Damita Jo: The Videos.

Track listings and formats

U.S. 12" Promo Vinyl (SPRO-12696)

  1. Disco Theory (No Rap) - 6:16
  2. E-Smoove's Underdub - 7:21
  3. E-Smoove's House Anthem - 9:48
  4. E-Smoove's House Dub - 6:32U.S. 12" Vinyl (Y-38455)
  5. Mafia & Fluxy Club Mix - 6:28
  6. Mafia & Fluxy Dancehall Mix - 4:31
  7. Spoiled Milk. Remix - 4:44
  8. Remix - 4:46
  9. "New Agenda" - 4:00
  10. "70's Love Groove" - 5:45U.S. Promo CD Single (DPRO-12696)
  11. E-Smoove's Anthem 7" - 4:24
  12. Smoove Soul 7" - 4:16
  13. E-Smoove's Anthem Dub - 6:32
  14. Disco Theory - 6:16 U.S. Promo CD Single (DPRO-14212)U.S. CD Single (V25H-38455)
  15. Remix - 4:46
  16. LP Edit - 4:15
  17. Mafia & Fluxy Dancehall Mix - 4:31
  18. Spoiled Milk. Remix - 4:44
  19. "New Agenda" - 4:00
  20. "70's Love Groove" - 5:45U.S. Cassette Single (4Y-38466)
  21. E-Smoove's House Anthem - 9:48
  22. Disco Theory (No Rap) - 6:16
  23. "70's Love Groove" - 5:45
  24. E-Smoove's Underdub - 7:21
  25. E-Smoove's Anthem Dub - 6:32
  26. Smoove Soul 12" - 6:20
UK 12" Promo Vinyl (VSTXDJ 1519)

  1. E-Smoove's House Anthem - 9:48
  2. E-Smoove's Anthem Dub - 6:32
  3. E-Smoove's Underdub - 7:21
  4. Funk Extravaganza - 7:42
  5. Smoove Soul 12" - 6:20UK 12" Vinyl (VST 1519)
  6. E-Smoove's House Anthem - 9:48
  7. E-Smoove's Anthem Dub - 6:32
  8. E-Smoove's Underdub - 7:21
  9. Disco Theory - 6:16
  10. Smoove Soul 7" - 4:16UK CD Single CD1 (VSCDT 1519)Australian CD Single (8926692)
  11. Remix - 4:46
  12. Smoove Soul 7" - 4:16
  13. Mafia & Fluxy Dancehall Mix - 4:31
  14. Spoiled Milk. Remix - 4:44
  15. Disco Theory - 6:16
  16. Funk Extravaganza - 7:42
  17. Smoove Soul 12" - 6:20UK CD Single CD2 (VSCDG/T1519)
  18. LP Edit - 4:15
  19. Mafia & Fluxy Club Mix - 6:29
  20. "70's Love Groove" - 5:45
  21. "And On And On" - 4:49Japanese 3" CD Single (VJDP10235)
  22. Remix - 4:46
  23. "New Agenda" - 4:00

Charts

"You Want This" (1994) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 16
Canadian Singles Chart 3
Dutch Singles Chart 27
German Singles Chart 90
UK Singles Chart 19
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2 8
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play 1 9
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 2 32
U.S. ARC Weekly Top 40 3
"70's Love Groove" (1994) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay 45

1 "You Want This".
2 "You Want This"/"70's Love Groove".

Official remixes

  • Album Version – 5:05
  • LP Edit – 4:15
  • Remix w/ MC Lyte – 4:46
  • Mafia & Fluxy Dancehall Remix – 4:31
  • Mafia & Fluxy Club Mix – 6:28
  • Disco Theory (No Rap) – 6:14
  • Disco Theory – 6:14
  • E Smoove's Anthem 7" – 4:24
  • E-Smoove's House Anthem – 9:43
  • E Smoove's Anthem Dub – 6:32
  • E-Smoove's Underdub – 7:21
  • Smoove Soul 7" – 4:16
  • Smoove Soul 12" – 6:20
  • Funk Extravaganza – 7:42
  • Spoiled Milk. Remix – 4:44

References

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