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"Got 'til It's Gone" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson, featuring American rapper Q-Tip and Canadian singer Joni Mitchell. It was released as the lead single from Jackson's sixth studio album, The Velvet Rope (1997).

The song is notable for its use of a sample from Joni Mitchell's song "Big Yellow Taxi", which originally appeared on her 1970 album, Ladies of the Canyon. English singer Des'ree would later sue Jackson, stating that her 1991… read more

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Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got 'til it's
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got 'til it's

Janet Jackson - Got 'Til It's Gone Lyrics


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  • also bless her for using 'til instead of till
  • J Dilla's revenge mix elevates this song to stratospheric levels...
  • well it's not the track, but a video showing Janet, Janet etc talking about the track, and then a strange remix... Damn the youtube player. The chances of hearing the tracks that correspond to the title are going towards 0%
  • Joni Mitchell never lies
  • of all her unforgettable facets and personas, melancholic Janet is the best Janet
  • It will forever be one of my all-time favorite songs. I still can't get over how sublime it is. The video is ICONIC.
  • I love this song with Janet and Q-tip....awesome song....
  • lemme just fuk widdit for a minute
  • R&B classic.
  • this was the first rap / rnb track i remember hearing back in 97.

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