Any Time, Any Place

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"Any Time, Any Place"
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Single by Janet Jackson
from the album Janet and Janet Remixed
B-side "Throb"
"And on and On"
Released May 23, 1994 (1994-05-23)
Format 7", 12", CD, cassette
Recorded 1992–93
Studio Flyte Tyme Studios
(Edina, Minnesota)
Genre R&B
Length 7:08 (album version)
5:11 (R. Kelly remix)
Label Virgin
Songwriter(s) Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson, R. Kelly (remix only)
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Because of Love"
"Any Time, Any Place"
"Because of Love"
"Any Time, Any Place"

"Any Time, Any Place" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson from her fifth album Janet (1993). It was written and produced by Jackson along with production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and released as the album's fifth single in May 23, 1994 by Virgin Records. The R&B song lyrically depicts Jackson having sexual intercourse 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 several of her tours.


"Any Time, Any Place" was co-written and co-produced by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. It is an R&B ballad.[1] According to the sheet music published at, "Any Time, Any Place" is written in common time with a slow tempo of 64 beats per minute. It is composed in the key of C minor with Jackson's voice spanning from B♭3 to D♭5.[2] Lyrically, the song 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.[3] 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.[4][5] During the second pre-chorus, the singer vamps, "I don't give a damn! I want you now!"[3] According to Sputnikmusic, the song "oozes with the longing to be touched".[6]

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.[7]

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".[5] Jose F. Promis of AllMusic called the song "superb" and "subtle, sophisticated, syncopated, and jazzy". He also described the R. Kelly remix as a "meandering but ultimately sexy and engaging take", and "more straightforward pop and radio-friendly but doesn't relinquish its urban groove".[8] Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine noted that the song "provides a genuine climax: It's an oozing, slow-paced romp".[3] Philadelphia Daily News's Chuck Arnold called the song a "delicate, aching ballad", which "warmly climaxes the carnality with a cooing vow of insatiability".[9]

Chart performance[edit]

The song held the number-one position on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for ten weeks 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.

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music 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 remix was also shot with more explicit footage, featuring additional scenes of voyeurism as various extras observe Jackson during intimacy. 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.,[10] while the original appears on the DVD edition of 2001's All for You,[11] and on the 2004 DVD From Janet to Damita Jo: The Videos.[12]

Live performances[edit]

Jackson performed "Any Time, Any Place" on Saturday Night Live along with "Throb".[13] 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.[14] An instrumental interlude of the song was included on 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.[15] 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.[16] 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.[17]

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.[18][19] She repeated the performance during the 2010 Essence Music Festival.[20] Additionally, an interlude of the song was included on the 2011 Number Ones, Up Close and Personal.[21] It was also included on her 2015–16 Unbreakable World Tour, sampling Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice".[22]


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.[23][24] 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.[25] Jackson would later sample "Poetic Justice" during her performances of "Any Time, Any Place" on the Unbreakable Tour. 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.[26] A gospel version of the song was featured in the pilot episode of Issa Rae's dramedy web series The Choir.[27] Raheem DeVaughn recorded a cover version of the song with a few lyrics changed in 2015.[28]

Track listing and formats[edit]


Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[48]1 30
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[49]1 7
  • 1 "Any Time, Any Place"/"And on and On"
  • 2 "Any Time, Any Place"/"Throb"


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[50] Silver 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[51] Gold 500,000[52]

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

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