The song If was performed by Janet Jackson, and was released on her 1993 album One More Chance. If was released as the album's second single, with the first being That's the Way Love Goes. The song has received critical acclaim, reaching number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of American (RIAA).
The song and album are classified under multiple genres such as R&B, new jack swing, trip hop, industrial rock, and hip hop. The music video recorded for the song was sexual and advanced for its time, including demonstrations of not-yet-available technology.