Producer: Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis
Album: janet.
Label: Virgin

The squeaky, optimistic funk of Control; the introspective sexuality of janet.; and the vulnerability of The Velvet Rope, all present on this one song, with a hook so profound that it's nearly wasted as a hot streak Billboard hit. “Like a moth to a flame, burned by the fire/My love is blind; can't you see my desire?/That's the way love goes.” That conflation of fatalism and yearning, those bedroom crooners in the background, and those drums. A new jack sex jam that sweats but never falters; now run along with your lil Weeknd playlist. Cute. —Justin Charity