"WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY?"
This is one of Janet Jackson's more memorable tunes, mainly because the chorus reflects the title of the song so strongly. The lyrics are about a bad relationship with a man who doesn't do anything for her - pretty obvious, really!
The track was the lead single from Janet's third studio album Control, and reached #4 in the U.S. and #3 in the UK. Not wanting to be outdone by her brother, Michael, Janet also released nearly every track on the album as a single. These were; Nasty, When I Think Of You, Control, Let's Wait Awhile, The Pleasure Principle and Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun) - the last rack wasn't released in America.
Reviews of the song were very favourable, with many critics liking the fact that Jackson was portraying the image of a strong, independent woman. More importantly, the record-buying public also liked it, and this became Janet Jackson's first Top 40 single in many countries.
Janet Jackson in 1986
Janet Jackson in 2008