Any Time, Any Place

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"Any Time, Any Place"
Janet anytime cover.jpg
Single by Janet Jackson
from the album Janet
B-side "Throb"
"And on and On"
Released May 23, 1994 (1994-05-23)
Recorded 1992–93; Flyte Tyme Studios
(Edina, Minnesota)
Length 7:08 (album version)
5:11 (R. Kelly remix)
Label Virgin
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Because of Love"
"Any Time, Any Place"

"Any Time, Any Place" is a song by American singer 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 the Virgin label. The song lyrically depicts Jackson having sexual intercouse in public. A remix produced by R. Kelly was also released.

"Any Time, Any Place" reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became another R&B chart-topper for Jackson. She has performed the song on three of her tours.


"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 which occurred through 1993 and 1995, Jackson selected a man from the audience to the stage, and sat on his thigh.[8] An instrumental interlude of the song was included on the The Velvet Rope Tour in 1998 right before the performance of "Rope Burn", where Jackson picks an unsuspecting member of the audience onto stage and teases them with her performance which included a lap dance.[9] The performance of the song at the October 11, 1998 show in New York City, at the Madison Square Garden, was broadcast during a special titled The Velvet Rope: Live in Madison Square Garden by HBO. It was also added to the setlist at its DVD release, The Velvet Rope Tour – Live in Concert in 1999.[10] Due to censorship laws, "Rope Burn" and "Any Time, Any Place" were left out of the release in Hong Kong, where the video was issued as a 17 track double VCD.[11] It was later included on the 2008 Rock Witchu Tour, as an interlude for the performance of "Discipline", on which she and her dancers pull up a male audience member and strap him into a harness; he was then suspended midair as Jackson teased him with a highly suggestive set of moves and the breathy soft-core porn of the track.[12][13] Additionally, an interlude of the song was included on the 2011 Number Ones, Up Close and Personal.[14] It was also included on her current 2015-2016 Unbreakable World Tour.


Hip-hop artist Da Deputy sampled the song in 2012 with "Private Resort". Also in 2012, rapper Kendrick Lamar sampled the song for his single "Poetic Justice", which featured Drake, and was titled after the film Poetic Justice, which starred Jackson and Tupac Shakur. The song's producer Scoop DeVille recalled several artists wanting the song based on the Jackson sample, including rapper 50 Cent, before he ended up giving it to Lamar.[15][16] Although 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", she did not make an appearance.[17] 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.[18] A gospel version of the song was featured in the pilot episode of Issa Rae's dramedy web series The Choir.[19] Raheem DeVaughn recorded a cover version of the song with a few lyrics changed in 2015.[20]

Track listings and formats[edit]


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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[32] 30
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart[33] 7


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] Silver 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[35] Gold 500,000[36]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Billboard". 
  2. ^ a b c Cinquemani, Sal (February 27, 2008). "Janet Jackson: janet.". Slant Magazine. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Heavy Breathing as a Career Move". latimes. 
  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. ^ Together Again
  10. ^ The Velvet Rope Tour – Live in Concert (Laserdisc, VHS, DVD). Janet Jackson. Eagle Rock Entertainment. 1999. 
  11. ^ Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope Tour Hong Kong VIDEO CD (189287)
  12. ^ Henley, Tim (October 29, 2014). "Janet Jackson concert review". NewsOK. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  13. ^,0,2576704.story#axzz2uAnXo9WN
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  15. ^ HipHopDX (31 October 2012). "Scoop DeVille Says 50 Cent Wanted Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice"". HipHopDX. 
  16. ^ HipHopDX (26 November 2012). "Scoop Deville Recalls Linking With Kendrick Lamar To Produce "Poetic Justice"". HipHopDX. 
  17. ^ Battan, Carrie (22 February 2013). "Watch: Kendrick Lamar and Drake Star in a Story of Love and Murder in the Video for "Poetic Justice"". PitchforkMedia. Retrieved July 24, 2015. 
  18. ^ "New Music: Busta Rhymes f/ Q-Tip – 'Poetic Justice (Remix)'". Rap Up. December 21, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  19. ^ Fox, Lauren R. D. "'I Made Jesus Sexay!': Issa Rae Presents New Webseries 'The Choir'". MadameNoire. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
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  21. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  22. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place / Throb
  23. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  24. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  25. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
  26. ^ Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place / Throb
  27. ^ a b "Janet Jackson – Any Time, Any Place –". Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  28. ^ "Janet in Canada". MJJ Charts. Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  29. ^ a b c "janet. > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  30. ^ "Hot 100 Airplay – And On And On". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 11, 2014. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  31. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-11-09. [dead link]
  32. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  33. ^
  34. ^ "British single certifications – Janet Jackson – Any Time, Any Place". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 4, 2015.  Enter Any Time, Any Place in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  35. ^ "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
  36. ^ "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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