"That's the Way Love Goes" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson from her
fifth studio album, janet. (1993). Released as the album's lead single in April
1993, the song became Jackson's biggest number-one single ever in the United
States, staying atop the Billboard Hot
100 for eight weeks, in addition to winning a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1994. To
date, the single has sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
"That's the Way Love Goes",
written and produced by Jackson and
lead single from janet., the mood was a
stark contrast to her previous album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814.
In 1994, the track earned Jackson her second Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, and
was also nominated for Best Female R&B
Since then, the song has been covered by Norman Brown, 'N Sync, Chantay Savage, Deborah Cox,
Jackson performed the song as a medley with
"If" at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards; the audio
recording of which appears on the limited edition double disc edition of janet. A
remix of the song entitled CJ FXTC Club Mix & CJ FXTC Bass Hit Dub appears
on her 1995 remix album janet. Remixed.
Jackson has performed the song on all of her tours, including the janet. Tour, The Velvet Rope Tour, All for You Tour, Rock Witchu Tour,
and Number Ones: Up Close and Personal.
On April 1, 2009 "That's the Way Love Goes" was ranked
number 427 on Blender's list of The 500 Greatest Songs Since
You Were Born.