" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson
from her fifth studio album, janet.
(1993). Written and produced by Jackson, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis
, the ballad
was released as the album's third single
in October 1993. "Again" topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
in late 1993 and received nominations for the Golden Globe
and Academy Award
for Best Original Song.
Based on a lost love, "Again" was included as the closing song to her 1993 box-office film debut in Poetic Justice
. While not included on its soundtrack album, the song was nominated for Best Original Song
at the 66th Academy Awards
, where Jackson performed the song live. The janet. jazz-funky
track "Funky Big Band" appears on the single as a B-side
. A French
version of the song was also recorded by Jackson and appears on the CD single as well as the limited edition of the janet.
album. The track became her seventh number one on the Billboard Hot 100
chart, staying atop for two weeks.
Since its release, Jackson has performed the song on all of her tours, including the janet. Tour
, The Velvet Rope Tour
, All for You Tour
, and Rock Witchu Tour
. It was also included in her current tour, Up Close and Personal
where it was dedicated to Phoenix, Ariz and Oslo, Norway. She also performed it on the season 9 finale of American Idol
"Again" is set in common time
with a key of C major
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