Tune Tuesday: Miss You Much 1989

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Thirty years ago, Miss You Much by Janet Jackson debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of September 2, entering at position 42 (changing to chart entries and releases instead of number ones to cover more pieces of music). Released August 22 as the lead single from the album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, it reached number one the week of October 7 and stayed there for four weeks. It also reached number one on the Dance Club chart the same week, staying for two weeks. It hit number one on the Hot R&B chart the week of October 14, staying two weeks and was number one in South Africa.

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Billboard went on to declare that the song was Janet’s biggest Hot 100 single. The song was written and produced by writing team “Jimmy Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis.

Grammy Award & Nominations (32nd Annual 1989)
American Music Awards
Billboard Awards
Soul Train Awards
Brit Awards Nomination

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14 thoughts on “Tune Tuesday: Miss You Much 1989

    Angel at Watchyourlifeinpictures said:
    September 3, 2019 at 11:41 PM

    For me, her best song was, “That’s the Way Love Goes.”

    hanspostcard said:
    September 4, 2019 at 3:12 AM

    30 years ago? Really? Wow. I am by no means a big fan of Janet Jackson’s but that album was pretty good I must say.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 4, 2019 at 12:45 PM

      It got her a lot of awards. Control was a pretty good album, too. She made her mark as an artist with those two. Everything else was just icing. IMDB shows a LONG list of awards & nominations from Academy Awards all the way down…

      She & I are the same age. I grew up watching her on Good Times.

    badfinger20 said:
    September 4, 2019 at 11:09 PM

    I remember her on Good Times… The only song I can remember that I liked from her is Together Again…that is one that just clicked.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 5, 2019 at 12:30 AM

      We are all the same age, pretty much. She is May ’66, I’m August, you’re close behind…

      The Good Times episodes show what she looked like before her (and, apparently, the entire family’s) nose job.

        badfinger20 said:
        September 5, 2019 at 12:33 AM

        Wasn’t she the most normal out of the bunch? That is not saying much but…

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 5, 2019 at 1:09 AM

          Normal? I’m not sure there was much normal in that family:
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_family#Second_generation
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_family#Family_members
          Mostly weird names and bizarre behavior.

          Joe fathered 11 kids (that we know about) and I share a birthday with the recognized illegitimate one. LOL!

            badfinger20 said:
            September 5, 2019 at 9:12 AM

            Yea I said normal as a relative term lol. They are/were out there.
            Yep out of all of them she is the one you could relate to the most.

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              September 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM

              Interestingly, I own none of her work but, I have two of Michael’s albums.

                badfinger20 said:
                September 5, 2019 at 2:02 PM

                I do like the Off The Wall album.

                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  September 5, 2019 at 2:31 PM

                  That was my third album I purchased with my own money as a young teen. It was released two weeks before my 13th b-day. It is sleeved & pristine, tho played. It sounded GOOD in my mom’s big stereo cabinet.

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