Whoops Now/What'll I Do

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"Whoops Now"
Whoopsnow cover7.jpg
Single by Janet Jackson
from the album Janet
B-side "What'll I Do", "The Body That Loves You"
Released January 31, 1995 (1995-01-31)
Format
Length 4:59 (album version)
3:42 (radio edit)
4:07 (Design of a Decade edit)
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Janet Jackson
Producer(s)
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"You Want This"
(1994)
"Whoops Now"/"What'll I Do"
(1995)
"Scream"
(1995)
"What'll I Do"
Whatllido.jpg
Single by Janet Jackson
from the album janet.
A-side "Whoops Now"
B-side "The Body That Loves You"
Released February 2, 1995 (1995-02-02)
Format CD single
Length 4:05
Label Virgin
Writer(s)
Janet Jackson
Producer(s)
  • Janet Jackson
  • Jellybean Johnson

"Whoops Now" and "What'll I Do" are songs by American singer Janet Jackson from her fifth studio album, Janet (1993). They were released in January 1995 as the album's eighth and ninth single, respectively.

Song information[edit]

"Whoops Now" and "What'll I Do" were released as a double A-side in Europe, Japan, and Oceania, whereas the latter was released on its own in Oceania as well as certain European markets. Both releases included janet.'s "The Body That Loves You" as a B-side. "Whoops Now" was added as a hidden track on the regular edition of janet. after the interlude "Sweet Dreams", while the UK and Japanese pressings of the album list the tracks separately. An edited version of the song also appears on the international version of Jackson's first greatest hits package, Design of a Decade: 1986-1996. The shorter version omits the risqué coda about activities in Anguilla. A remix of "What'll I Do" by Dave Navarro appears on Jackson's second remix album janet. Remixed.

"What'll I Do" is a cover of a Johnny Daye song called "What'll I Do For Satisfaction", which was released in 1967 and written by Joe Shamwell and Steve Cropper.[1]

Jackson performed both songs on the janet. Tour, while she only performed "Whoops Now" on The Velvet Rope Tour.

Chart performance[edit]

The overall chart performances for the single was successful, charting inside the top ten in Austria, France, and the United Kingdom, and inside the top twenty in Australia (for "What'll I Do"; "Whoops Now" peaked at number forty-nine), Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. "Whoops Now" managed to peak at number one in New Zealand for one week.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Whoops Now" was directed by Yuri Elizondo,[2] the younger brother of Jackson's ex-husband, René Elizondo, Jr., and depicts Jackson and her friends having fun in Jackson's favorite vacation spot, Anguilla. It appears on the video compilation Design of a Decade 1986/1996. The video for "What'll I Do" is a concert performance taken from the janet. Tour, and has never been released commercially.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD single (VSCDT1533)[3]
UK 12" single (VSTY 1533)[4]
Dutch CD single (VSCDT 1533)[5]
Australian CD single (892845.2)[6]
  1. "Whoops Now" (radio edit) – 3:42
  2. "What'll I Do" – 4:05
  3. "What'll I Do" (Dave Navarro Remix) – 4:20
  4. "The Body That Loves You" – 5:33
UK promo CD single [7]
UK 7" single (VSY1533) (Limited Edition Picture Disc)[8]
UK 7" promo single (VSY1533)[9]
  1. "Whoops Now" (radio edit) – 3:42
  2. "What'll I Do" – 4:05
French promo CD single (SA3487)[10]
  1. "Whoops Now" (radio edit) – 3:42
Australian CD single (892797.2)[11]
  1. "What'll I Do" – 4:05
  2. "That's the Way Love Goes" (We Aimsta Win Mix #1) – 5:42
Japanese 3" CD single (VJDP-10242)[12]
  1. "What'll I Do" (Dave Navarro Remix) – 4:20
  2. "The Body That Loves You" – 5:33
Japanese promo CD single (PCD-0576)[13]
  1. "What'll I Do" (Red Hot Chili Peppers Mix) – 4:19
  2. "What'll I Do" (album version) – 4:05

Official remixes[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Preceded by
"If You Love Me" by Brownstone
New Zealand Singles Chart number-one single
May 21, 1995
Succeeded by
"I'll Be Around" by Rappin' 4-Tay featuring The Spinners

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[27] Silver 125,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Silver 200,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mervis, Scott; Masley, Ed (February 11, 2001). "Hitsburgh: Battling the British Invasion". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ Yuri Elizondo
  3. ^ Janet Jackson Whoops Now UK 5" CD SINGLE (42478)
  4. ^ Janet Jackson - Whoops Now / What'll I Do
  5. ^ Janet Jackson - Whoops Now / What'll I Do
  6. ^ Janet Jackson Whoops Now Australia 5" CD SINGLE (43567)
  7. ^ Janet Jackson Whoops Now UK Promo 5" CD SINGLE (42501)
  8. ^ Janet Jackson Whoops Now UK 7" PICTURE DISC (42105)
  9. ^ Janet Jackson Whoops Now (Radio Edit) - Jukebox Issue UK 7" RECORD (324857)
  10. ^ Janet Jackson Whoops Now France Promo 5" CD SINGLE (112590)
  11. ^ Janet Jackson What'll I Do Australia 5" CD SINGLE (40532)
  12. ^ Janet Jackson What'll I Do Japan 3" CD SINGLE (43248)
  13. ^ Janet Jackson What'll I Do Japan Promo 5" CD SINGLE (97312)
  14. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  15. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  19. ^ "Lescharts.com – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  20. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  21. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  22. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-03-24". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  24. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-03-24" UK Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-03-24" UK R&B Chart.
  26. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Janet Jackson – What'll I Do". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved December 20, 2008.
  27. ^ "French single certifications – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  28. ^ "British single certifications – Janet Jackson – Whoops Now". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 10, 2015.  Enter Whoops Now 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