The song was written & produced by Janet, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. A remix of the song, the Frankie & David Treat Mix appears on Janet's second remix compilation album, "janet. Remixed."
The video (directed by Beth McCarthy) is composed of footage of Janet and her dancers on the promo television shows tour (London; Leipzig, Saxony; New York City; Paris and Sydney) and rehearsals of the Janet World Tour in Hartford, Connecticut.
It was later included on the repackaged edition of 2001's "All for You" as well as the 2004 DVD "From Janet to Damita Jo: The Videos."
"Because of Love" became Janet's first solo single since 1987's "The Pleasure Principle" to miss the top five domestically, peaking at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay.
It was a moderate success in other countries reaching the top thirty in the U.K. and Australia.