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" maxi single, 7" single
Recorded 1992–1993
Flyte Tyme Studios
(Edina, Minnesota)
Genre R&B, soul, quiet storm, porn groove
Length 5:11 (R. Kelly remix)
7:08 (album version)
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis
Producer(s) Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Remix: R. Kelly)
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Because of Love"
"Any Time, Any Place"
janet. track listing
"Any Time, Any Place"
"Are You Still Up"

"Any Time, Any Place" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson from her fifth studio album, janet. (1993). Released as the album's fifth single on May 23, 1994, it reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and became another R&B chart-topper for Jackson. R. Kelly made the well known remix of this song.

Jackson has performed the song on some of her tours, including the janet. Tour and Rock Witchu Tour. Snippets of the song were included on The Velvet Rope Tour before the performance of "Rope Burn". The song was also used as an interlude on the Number Ones: Up Close and Personal tour.

"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 that starred Jackson and Tupac Shakur.[1][2]

Song information[edit]

"Any Time, Any Place" was co-written and co-produced by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and is 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. The single contains two B-sides, the janet. track "Throb" and the then-unreleased "And on and On", which received some airplay. Two remixes of the song, the CJ's 12" Mix and the R. Kelly Mix, appear on Jackson's 1995 remix album janet. Remixed.

The song was used in a 1994 episode of CBS's soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.[3]

"Anytime, Anyplace" was sampled by Kendrick Lamar in his song "Poetic Justice", which featured Drake and became a Top 10 hit in 2013. Kendrick asked Janet to appear in the music video saying it would be "a blessing [if Janet Jackson were to appear in the video]" and he's "a young boy that looked up to you for years". Although interest was expressed she was unable to make an appearance.[4] 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.[5]

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."[6]

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) 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.

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.

Track listings and formats[edit]

Official remixes[edit]

  • Album version – 7:08
  • Video version – 4:36
  • CJ's 7" Mix – 4:25
  • CJ's 12" Mix – 8:18
  • CJ's Macapella – 7:40
  • D&D (Darryl James and David Anthony) House Mix – 7:33
  • Jam & Lewis Mix – 4:36
  • R. Kelly Mix – 5:11
  • R. Kelly single edit – 4:30
  • R. Kelly UK edit – 5:00
  • Live on Saturday Night Live – 4:24

Official remixers[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Jazz musician Tom Scott covered the song in 1995 from the Night Creatures album.
  • Hip-hop artist Da Deputy sampled the song in 2012 with "Private Resort"


  • 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[20] 30


Country Certifier Certification Sales
United States RIAA Gold[21] 500,000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kendrick Lamar - Poetic Justice (Explicit) ft. Drake on YouTube
  2. ^ Kendrick Lamar Album & Song Chart History
  3. ^ B&B Episode 1994 on YouTube
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  8. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place / Throb
  9. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  10. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  11. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  12. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place / Throb
  13. ^ "New Music: Busta Rhymes f/ Q-Tip – ‘Poetic Justice (Remix)’". Rap Up. December 21, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Janet Jackson – Any Time, Any Place –". Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  15. ^ "Janet in Canada". MJJ Charts. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  16. ^ "Chart Stats – Janet Jackson – Any Time Any Place". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  17. ^ a b c "janet. > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  18. ^ "Hot 100 Airplay – And On And On". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-11-09. [dead link]
  19. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-11-09. [dead link]
  20. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  21. ^"Janet"#

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