Any Time, Any Place

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"Any Time, Any Place"
Single by Janet Jackson
from the album janet.
B-side "Throb", "And on and On"
Released May 23, 1994
Format CD single, CD maxi single, cassette single, cassette maxi single, 12", 7"
Recorded 1992–93
Flyte Tyme Studios
(Edina, Minnesota)
Genre R&B, soul, porn groove, quiet storm
Length 7:08 (album version)
5:11 (R. Kelly remix)
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis
Producer(s) Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Remix: R. Kelly)
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Because of Love"
"Any Time, Any Place"

"Any Time, Any Place" is a song by American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson from her fifth studio album, janet. (1993). It was written and produced by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and released as the album's fifth single on May 23, 1994, by Virgin Records. A remix for "Any Time, Any Place" produced by R. Kelly was also released. The R&B ballad lyrically depicts Jackson making love in public. It reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and became another R&B chart-topper for Jackson. Jackson has performed the song on two of her tours. "Any Time, Any Place" was later sampled by Kendrick Lamar for his song "Poetic Justice". The song was named after the film of the same title which starred Jackson and Tupac Shakur.


"Any Time, Any Place" was co-written and co-produced by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. It is a R&B ballad,[1] based on sexual liberation, similar to the music of Barry White and Marvin Gaye. Jackson sings about she and her lover having public displays of affection and sexual intercourse.[2] It also features saxophone and fingersnaps, with additional sounds of rain and thunder. The chorus of the song decipts Jackson singing "I don't care who's around" during her public lovemaking.[3][4] During the second pre-chorus, the singer vamps, "I don't give a damn! I want you now!"[2] According to Sputnikmusic, the song "oozes with the longing to be touched".[5]

American singer R. Kelly made a remix of the song, which along with the CJ's 12" Mix, appeared on Jackson's 1995 remix compilation album Janet Remixed.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

"Any Time, Any Place" received positive reviews from music critics. Billboard editor Andrew Hampp, while reviewing the album on its twentieth anniversary, called it "a stone-cold classic".[4] Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine noted that the song "provides a genuine climax: It's an oozing, slow-paced romp".[2] Philadelphia Daily News‍ '​s Chuck Arnold called the song a "delicate, aching ballad", which "warmly climaxes the carnality with a cooing vow of insatiability".[7]

Chart performance[edit]

The song held the number-one position on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for ten weeks (a record at the time[citation needed]) and became Jackson's biggest hit on the chart; it also peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 (behind All-4-One's "I Swear"), while it saw limited success in Europe and Australia. With the song reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100, Jackson became the only artist to release 3 consecutive albums with at least 5 top-ten singles in the U.S.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Any Time, Any Place" was directed by Keir McFarlane. Jackson is depicted playing sex games with a man across the hall. The video acted as a safe sex campaign. An alternate version of the video with the R. Kelly Mix was also shot with more explicit footage. At the end of the video, the screen fades to black, and a message fades in: "any time, any place responsible".

Both versions of the video are featured on the 1994 VHS janet., while the original appears on the DVD edition of 2001's All for You and on the 2004 DVD From janet. to Damita Jo: The Videos.

Live performances[edit]

During the performance of "Any Time, Any Place" on the Janet World Tour in 1993-95, Jackson selected a man from the audience to the stage, and sat on his thigh.[8] Jackson has included the song on the Janet World Tour and the Rock Witchu Tour. A snippet of the song was included on The Velvet Rope Tour right before the performance of Rope Burn. Also, an interlude of the song was included on the 2011 Number Ones, Up Close and Personal.

Cover versions[edit]

The song was used in a 1994 episode of CBS's soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.[9]

  • Hip-hop artist Da Deputy sampled the song in 2012 with "Private Resort".
  • Kendrick Lamar sampled the song for his single "Poetic Justice", which featured Drake, and was titled after the film of the same title starring Jackson and Tupac Shakur. The song was released as the second single from his album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. A freestyle over the song's instrumental was recorded and released by American rappers Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip on December 21, 2012, where the two pay homage to the singer.[10] The song's producer Scoop DeVille recalled several artists wanting the song based on the Janet sample, including rapper 50 Cent, before he ended up giving it to Lamar.[11] DeVille discussed the idea for the sample, saying "The way that 'Poetic Justice' came about, we were in the lab, working. I heard the record on the radio. When I hear certain things, it moves you in a certain way. It's like emotion," he explained. "When you hear a certain song come on the radio, it's like, oh my goodness, this is crazy for it to be around that time. That record is one of the sexiest records of our time. Growing up, it was just a big record. Hearing it the way I did, I thought it would be crazy if I flipped it."[12] Kendrick asked Jackson to appear in the music video saying it would be "a blessing" and he was "a young boy that looked up to you for years". Although interest was expressed she was unable to make an appearance.[13]
  • Raheem DeVaughn recorded a cover version of the song with a few lyrics changed.

Track listings and formats[edit]


  • 1 "Any Time, Any Place"/"And on and On"
  • 2 "Any Time, Any Place"/"Throb"

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1994) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[26] 30
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart[27] 7


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[28] Gold 500,000[29]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c Cinquemani, Sal (February 27, 2008). "Janet Jackson: janet.". Slant Magazine. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b Hampp, Andrew (May 18, 2013). "Janet Jackson, 'janet.': Classic Track-By-Track Review". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Janet Jackson - Janet.". Sputnikmusic. July 4, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Janet Remixed - Janet Jackson". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ Arnold, Chuck (May 18, 1993). "New Janet Jackson Was Worth The Wait Latest Album Shows She's All Grown Up". Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia Media Network). Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ B&B Episode 1994 on YouTube
  10. ^ "New Music: Busta Rhymes f/ Q-Tip – ‘Poetic Justice (Remix)’". Rap Up. December 21, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ Scoop DeVille Says 50 Cent Wanted Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  12. ^ Scoop Deville Recalls Linking With Kendrick Lamar To Produce "Poetic Justice" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  13. ^ Kendrick Lamar Wants Janet Jackson To Appear In "Poetic Justice" Video | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  14. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  15. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place / Throb
  16. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  17. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  18. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  19. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place / Throb
  20. ^ a b "Janet Jackson – Any Time, Any Place –". Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  21. ^ "Janet in Canada". MJJ Charts. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  22. ^ "Chart Stats – Janet Jackson – Any Time Any Place". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  23. ^ a b c "janet. > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  24. ^ "Hot 100 Airplay – And On And On". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-11-09. [dead link]
  25. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-11-09. [dead link]
  26. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
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  28. ^ "American single certifications – Janet Jackson – Any Time, Any Place". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 10, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  29. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1994". Billboard (BPI Communications) 107 (3): 57. January 21, 1995. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 

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