“Miss You Much” is a song recorded by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released as the lead single from Jackson’s fourth studio album, Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989). The song spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the longest-running number one of 1989. “Miss You Much” was the second-best selling single of 1989, and the biggest radio airplay song of the year. It is Jackson’s third longest running number-one single, behind “That’s The Way Love Goes“, and “All For You“, which spent eight and seven weeks respectively at #1.
Its music video is considered iconic for its choreography and chair routine, and has been referenced by various artists. “Miss You Much” has inspired videos from Britney Spears, and was covered in the Korean film 200 Pounds Beauty, also being sampled by artists such as 50 Cent. The song inspired the title of VH1‘s “Miss You Much”, and was performed in the “Minstrel Krampus” episode of American Dad!.