Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)

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"Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)"
Single by Janet Jackson
from the album Control
B-side"When I Think of You"
ReleasedNovember 1987 (UK)
Format7" single, 12" single
Recorded1985
GenreR&B, pop, quiet storm
Length4:28
LabelA&M
Writer(s)James Harris, Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson
ProducerJimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Making Love in the Rain"
(1987)
"Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)"
(1987)
"2300 Jackson Street"
(1989)
Control track listing
"Let's Wait Awhile"
(8)
"Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)"
(9)
 
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"Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)"
Single by Janet Jackson
from the album Control
B-side"When I Think of You"
ReleasedNovember 1987 (UK)
Format7" single, 12" single
Recorded1985
GenreR&B, pop, quiet storm
Length4:28
LabelA&M
Writer(s)James Harris, Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson
ProducerJimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Making Love in the Rain"
(1987)
"Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)"
(1987)
"2300 Jackson Street"
(1989)
Control track listing
"Let's Wait Awhile"
(8)
"Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)"
(9)

"Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)" is the seventh and final single from American R&B singer Janet Jackson's third studio album, Control (1986). While "Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)" was officially released in the United Kingdom and Australia, it went for airplay single in the United States in 1987. The song was written by Jackson and collaborators/producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. It performed poorly on the UK Singles Chart, only reaching number fifty-nine. In the U.S., though it never charted, it became a famed quiet storm staple on adult R&B radio stations. No music video was filmed for the single. Jazz musician Stanley Clarke covered the song for his 1988 album If This Bass Could Only Talk. The song was also sampled on The Lost Boyz's "Renee" and Camp Lo's "Coolie High", both from 1996.

For the first time, Jackson included the song on her 2008 Rock Witchu Tour. Jackson also included the song in her performance at the 2010 Essence Music Festival, held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Contents

Track listings

UK and Australian 7" single
A. "Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)" – 4:29
B. "When I Think of You" – 3:57
UK 12" single
A1. "Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)" – 4:29
A2. "Nasty" (Cool Summer Mix – Part One) – 7:57
B1. "When I Think of You" (Dance Remix) – 6:25

Unofficial versions

Charts

Chart (1987)Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[1]24
UK Singles Chart[2]59

Renditions

In 1988, bassist Stanley Clarke covered the song from his album If This Bass Could Only Talk.[3]

References