On this day in music history: January 19, 1991 - “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for 1 week, also peaking at #3 on the R&B singles chart. Written and produced by James Harris III and Terry Lewis, it is the fourth number one pop single for the youngest member of the Jackson family. Wanting to show another side of her musicially and vocally, Jam & Lewis will have Jackson alternate between singing in a much lower register than normal and her regular higher range throughout the song. For the crowning touch, the producers will have A&M Records co-founder Herb Alpert play trumpet on the record. The song will be accompanied by a visually striking music video directed by famed photographer Herb Ritts, and features cameos by actor and models Antonio Sabàto, Jr., and Djimon Hounsou. Released on November 5, 1990, the single is issued nearly fourteen months after the release of the album, becoming the seventh consecutive top ten single from “Rhythm Nation 1814”. This will tie the record first set by her older brother Michael, whose albums “Thriller” and “Bad” both spun off seven top ten pop singles, and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The USA” which achieved the same feat. Entering the Hot 100 at #89 on November 17, 1990, it will climb to the top of the chart nine weeks later. When “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” ascends to the top of the pop chart, Janet will become the first artist in history to pull seven top five singles from one album, and also the only one to have four number one singles from the same album in three different calendar years. The others being “Miss You Much” (in 1989), “Escapade” and “Black Cat” (in 1990). “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
This video made me fall in love with the chocolate gift from a God that is Djimon Honsou. The late, great Herb Ritts did a fantastic job on this video.
I miss this era of great music. Where has music gone?
I know and the videos back then were also on point. Nothing trashy, kinda classy and gorgeous. What happened to that…why so ..well not going to say because it will offend a great many. It is just a shame.
Everything changed after HIV.
this is literally the only video you need this holiday season
pleas e WATCH THIS IVE WATCHED IT FOUR TIMES
i just burnt my mouth so fucking badly
i saw it was 7 mins long and thought hell no, and here i am watching it for the 3rd time