Music video by Janet Jackson performing Control. (C) 1986 A&M Records
"Control" is the fourth single from Janet Jackson's third album Control. The song was written by Jackson, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Its arrangement, built upon complex rhythmic tracks, showcased state-of-the-art production. It is about Jackson who wants to finally take control of her life. Jackson sings, "When I was seventeen, I did what people told me." She is an adult who needs to guide herself in the world. The spoken intro of "Control" was sampled on Kylie Minogue's song "Too Much of a Good Thing", from her 1991 album Let's Get to It.