Because of Love

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"Because of Love"
U.S. CD single cover
Single by Janet Jackson
from the album janet.
Released January 18, 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, dance-pop, new jack swing
Length 4:20
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis
Producer(s) Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Again"
(1993)
"Because of Love"
(1994)
"Any Time, Any Place"
(1994)
janet. track listing
"Love Pt. 2"
(16)
"Because of Love"
(17)
"Wind"
(18)
Alternative covers
UK CD single cover

"Because of Love" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson from her fifth studio album, janet. (1993). Released as the album's fourth single in January 1994, the track is a love song written and produced by Jackson, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis. A remix of the song, the Frankie & David Treat Mix, appears on Jackson's second remix compilation, janet. Remixed.

Jackson performed the song on her janet. Tour and was the dedication song for the country of Taiwan for her 2011 Number Ones: Up Close and Personal tour.

Chart performance[edit]

"Because of Love" became Jackson's first solo single since 1987's "The Pleasure Principle" to miss the top five domestically, peaking at number ten on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay. It was a moderate success in other countries reaching the top thirty in the U.K. and Australia. This song is considered to be one of the last New Jack Swing songs to be a hit on the charts.

Music video[edit]

The video, directed by Beth McCarthy, is composed of footage of Jackson and her dancers on the promo TV Shows tour (London; Leipzig, Saxony; New York City; Paris and Sydney) and rehearsals of janet. Tour in Hartford, Connecticut. It was later included on the repackaged edition of 2001's All for You as well as the 2004 DVD From Janet to Damita Jo: The Videos.

Track listings and formats[edit]

Dutch CD maxi single (VSCDF 1488)[1]
  1. LP version – 4:14
  2. Frankie & David Classic 12" – 7:49
  3. D&D Extended Mix – 5:10
UK 7" single (VS1488)[2]
  1. LP version – 4:14
  2. Frankie & David 7" – 3:33
UK 12" promo single (VSTDJ 1488)[3]
  1. Frankie & David Classic 12" – 7:49
  2. D&D Extended Mix – 5:10
  3. Muggs 7" w/Bass Intro – 3:32
  4. Frankie & David Treat Mix – 6:40
  5. Frankie & David Trick Mix – 6:42
UK 12" single (VST 1488)[4]
  1. Frankie & David Classic 12" – 7:49
  2. Frankie & David Dub – 8:02
  3. Frankie & David Trick Mix – 6:42
  4. Frankie & David Treat Mix – 6:40
  5. D&D Extended Mix – 5:10
  6. Muggs 7" w/Bass Intro – 3:32
UK CD maxi single (VSCDG 1488)[5]
  1. LP version – 4:14
  2. Frankie & David 7" – 3:33
  3. Frankie & David Classic 12" – 7:49
  4. Frankie & David Treat Mix – 6:40
  5. D&D Bentley Radio Mix – 3:59
  6. Muggs 7" w/Bass Intro – 3:32
  7. D&D Slow Version – 5:08
U.S. 12" single (Y-38422)[6]
  1. Frankie & David Classic 12" – 7:49
  2. Frankie & David Dub – 8:02
  3. Frankie & David Trick Mix – 6:42
  4. Frankie & David Treat Mix – 6:40
  5. D&D Extended Mix – 5:10
U.S. promo CD single (DPRO-14111)[7]
  1. LP version – 4:14
  2. Frankie & David 7" – 3:33
  3. D&D Bentley Radio Mix – 3:59
  4. Muggs 7" w/Bass Intro – 3:32
  5. D&D Slow Version – 5:08
  6. Frankie & David Dub – 8:02
U.S. CD maxi single (V25H-38422)[8]
  1. LP version – 4:12
  2. Frankie & David Classic 12" – 7:48
  3. D&D Extended Mix – 5:08
  4. Muggs 7" w/Bass Intro – 3:32
  5. Frankie & David Dub – 8:02
  6. D&D Slow Version – 4:30

Official remixes[edit]

  • Album version – 4:20 (includes beginning of intro to the song "Again")
  • LP version – 4:14 (fades earlier in the end)
  • Frankie & David 7" – 3:33
  • Frankie & David Classic Edit – 4:12
  • Frankie & David Classic 12" – 7:48
  • Frankie & David Dub – 8:02
  • Frankie & David Trick Mix – 6:42
  • Frankie & David Treat Mix – 6:41
  • D&D Extended Mix – 5:08
  • D&D Bentley Radio Mix – 3:59
  • D&D Slow Version – 4:31
  • Muggs 7" with Bass Intro – 3:31
  • Muggs Full Hip-Hop Mix – 4:03

Official remixers[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]