"Someone to Call My Lover" is a song by American recording artist Janet Jackson from her seventh studio album, All for You. Written and produced by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the song was released as the album's second single on
June 26, 2001.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born
May 16, 1966) is an American recording artist and actress. Known for a series of
sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as
well as elaborate stage shows, television appearances, and film roles, she has
been a prominent figure in popular culture since the early 1970s. The youngest
child of the Jackson family, she began her career appearing on the variety
television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear on other
television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and
The song's looped guitar riff is sampled from
's 1972 hit " America Ventura
Highway". The loop
played throughout the chorus is an interpolation of "Gymnopédie No.
1" by French classical composer Erik Satie, played in 4/4 time instead of
the original 3/4. had searched for years for the catchy Satie track. "When I was
a little girl and I used to come home from school, there was something called
"The Movie", and they used to play the MGM Musicals. There was a commercial.
I remember watching Singin' in the Rain and there was a commercial with the
lady all in white, and I don't know if it was for Dove or something like that,
but they would play this, 'Da, da, da.' It was the Erik Satie. I never knew who
the composer was, and this song never left me." Jackson
Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (signed his name Erik Satie after 1884) (
17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925) was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in
the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later
artistic movements such as minimalism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the
An eccentric, Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies. Later, he also referred to himself as a "phonometrician" (meaning "someone who measures sounds") preferring this designation to that of a "musician", after having been called "a clumsy but subtle technician" in a book on contemporary French composers published in 1911.