When I Think of You" is the third single from Janet Jackson's third studio album, Control (1986). Written by Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and produced by Jam and Lewis, the song is about a person who finds relief and fun in a lover. It was Jackson's first number 1 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and also peaked at number 10 in the United Kingdom.
Pitchfork included the song in their Top 200 80's Songs of All-time list at number 48.
The song was resurrected in 1995 when released on two limited-edition CD single formats in the United Kingdom, one containing remixes by Deep Dish and Heller & Farley, and the other containing remixes by David Morales. That same year these remixes were included on certain releases of "Runaway". "When I Think of You" has been included in each of Jackson's greatest hits albums: Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 (1995), Number Ones (2009) and Icon: Number Ones (2010).
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