Groove of the Day/Janet/Missy/Carly/”Son of a Gun(I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)

By Patrick DeMarco

Picture it…the music from fall 2001…Britney was making us a slave for that Britney life…..Gwen Stefani and her No Doubt crew were keepin’ it Rock Steady…..we were still all in love with Incubus’ Brandon Boyd and Ms. Janet Jackson was continuing to serve with the third single from her multi platinum All for You record, “Son of a Gun.” 

While the original version featured just Janet and Ms. Carly Simon adding her undeniable vocal flair from her 1972 chart smash, “You’re So Vain,” for the single release, the one-and-only Missy!!! was added to the mix to give it a little extra werk. While the remix only managed to grab the number twenty-eight slot on the Billboard Hot 100, its accompanying music video truly was–and still is–something to remember. 

Directed by music video mastermind, Francis Lawrence (pretty much every one of your favorite early ’00s music videos..and The Hunger Games) the clip features Ms. J, those abs, a “Get Ur Freak On” styled Missy (you know…) and a gaggle of spooky-wooky (AHS fever, anyone?) backup dancers who create all kinds of shenanigans inside an ultra-boujie hotel for the swine in question who dared cheat on our beloved Janet and put a stupid bitch all up in that beach house. 

Bliss. Now, watch this. You’ll be glad you did. 

Cover photo courtesy of ambrosiaforheads.com 

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