I've listed only what I consider her top hits. These are your only choices.
I will post a video of myself performing the winning hit in full Janet regalia on YouTube.
Voting ends soon.
I've listed only what I consider her top hits. These are your only choices.
I will post a video of myself performing the winning hit in full Janet regalia on YouTube.
Voting ends soon.
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|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/14/2012|
I don't think that I've ever heard a Janet Jackson song!
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|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/14/2012|
Love Will Never Do Without You
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SCREAM!: Stop pressurin' me. Make me wanna scream.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/14/2012|
The one where she giggles and then says in a little girl voice: "Are we recording this?"
And then makes a breathy giggle again.
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|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/14/2012|
When I think of you
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|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/14/2012|
Definitely Rhythm Nation.
I get this image of sexually active young women all across our our nation using this rhythm method to avoid getting knocked up.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/14/2012|
I particularly love her cover of Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night" from her Velvet Rope album. This was the first song I played after I came out to my parents. I felt to empty inside and Janet sang the line "..stay away from my windoooow." And suddenly I felt like she understood my voice. I can go on and about that Velvet Rope album and how it saved my life.
I love you, Janet.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/14/2012|
Mary @ r14
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/14/2012|
Well that's ... unique r14.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/14/2012|
Is there a list ?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/14/2012|
R17, this list includes most of her top hits.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/14/2012|
I also love "Daybreak" from the 20 YO album. Such an underrated track.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/14/2012|
Her Violent Femmes cover; FAT.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/14/2012|
She doesn't really have any songs of lasting value or allure, so I'll go with Madonna's "Vogue" instead.
Madonna always had better songs than Janet.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/14/2012|
Here we go...
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/14/2012|
She's the fat Jackson without any money, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/14/2012|
I'm not going to debate Madonna vs. Janet, R21, but your first sentence is just wrong. Just my opinion. And I like me Madge songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/14/2012|
Love Would Never Do Without You.
Gorgeous in the video, as is the feller in it with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/14/2012|
[quote]If I was your girl, oh, the things I'd do to you. I'd make you call out my name, I'd ask who it belongs to. If I was your woman, the things I'd do to you. But I'm not, so I can't, then I won't, but if I was your girl.
I wanted that to be my senior quote in the yearbook, but Mrs. Dugleson, the 73 year old yearbook adviser, wouldn't let me. I called her a bitch and then stormed out of her office. I didn't get detention because she didn't hear me. So there is no senior quote from me in the high school yearbook, so I wrote those words in cursive in my yearbook, in red ink, underneath my picture.
I love you Janet!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/14/2012|
Janet had a few cute songs on her first album, but the rest of her output is tinny and irritating.
None of her songs matched those of Madonna/Cyndi/Cher, or Michael, of course.
We should have a poll of worst Janet song ever.
For me, that would be her duet with Luther Vandross, "The Best Things In Life Are Free".
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|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/14/2012|
"Can't Be Good" from the Discipline album is also a great song. Probably one of her best recent ballads.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/14/2012|
Um, That's The Way Love Goes is an awesome slow jam
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|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/14/2012|
Come Back to Me is a pretty good one of hers.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/14/2012|
I can't pick just 1 so here are the ones I like:
Love Would Never Do With You Escapade If Again Come Back To Me Let's Wait Awhile All For You When I Think Of You What Have You Done For Me Lately Feedback Pleasure Principle Rhythm Nation
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/14/2012|
Love Will Never Do Without You. The video (with a barely legal Antonio Sabato Jnr) rocks.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/14/2012|
Pleasure Principle all the way.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/14/2012|
She has so mny classics. Where to begin? I'll have to break it down per album:
-Don't Mess Up This Good Thing
-Come Give Your Love To Me (a funky, synth-driven new wave track)
-Love and my Best Friend (it's like "Ben" meets Klymaxx's "I'd Still Say Yes". She sounds very vulnerable on this track)
-Don't Stand Another Chance
-All My Love To You (funky song that harkened back to the stuff on her brothers' mid-late '70s albums)
-Hold Back The Tears
-Fast Girls (A track about the benefits of being with a lady of the evening. Janet's cute vocals belie the trashiness of the lyrics, but that's what makes it good.)
Legendary. A classic '80s funk/pop/R&B amalgam that pre-dated many dance divas of color in that era (Karyn, Paula, Nia, Pebbles, Vanessa...) I can't pick just one or even a few tracks. They're all great.
JANET JACKSON'S RHYTHM NATION 1814
See "Control". An outstanding time capsule of when real pop/R&B ruled the airwaves. This album was a juggernaut that went on to set unprecedented records and become the bestselling album of 1990 for a reason--it's brilliant. All of the singles are favorites of mine, and of the tracks that weren't singles, the standouts are "Livin' In A World (They Didn't Make)", "The Knowledge", "Someday is Tonight" and--one of my favorite Janet songs of all time--"Lonely".
I love how this album crosses genres with just about every other song. There's pop, R&B, rock, opera, house, hip-hop, swing...you name it, it's on this one. Some of my faves are "If", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Where Are You Now", "Again", "Any Time, Any Place", "Throb", and her remake of the Johnny Daye Stax track "What'll I Do (For Satisfaction)". For those who always talk about how Janet barely opens her mouth when she sings, well, listen to "What'll I Do". She SANGS on that one.
THE VELVET ROPE
Her masterpiece. A cohesive, dark (at times) trip through her insecurities, fears and doubts. Critics still herald this album as her greatest work because of its raw honesty and emotion. To make a Marvin Gaye comparison (as some critcs have done) RN was her "What's Going On", janet. was her "Let's Get it On", and TVR was her "I Want You". There's no filler on this one. Standouts are the haunting title track, "Got 'til It's Gone", the electronica-tinged "Empty", "Go Deep", "You", the anti-homophobia track "Free Xone", "Together Again" "Anything", "Every Time", "I Get Lonely", and the angry spousal abuse track "What About"
ALL FOR YOU
The title track is also one of my faves by Janet. The Grammy-winning single was also the longest-running Hot 100 #1 in 2001. Other faves from this album are "Someone to Call My Lover", "Feels So Right", the rock-tinged "Trust A Try", "You Ain't Right", "Doesn't Really Matter", "China Love", "Love Scene", "When We Ooo", "Better Days", and the Carly Simon-assisted "Son of a Gun..."
Almost slightly better than its predecessor. "All Nite (Don't Stop)" was one of the best dance tracks of 2004 (and one of Janet's best dance tracks period, IMO). More standouts from this CD are "Strawberry Bounce", "Slolove", "Island Life" and the Motownish "I Want You"
Favorites are "Take Care" (one of her best "baby-making" songs ever--and she has plenty of those), "Enjoy", "Get It Out Me", "Do It To Me", "So Excited (aka "SEx")and "Show Me". Janet went "hood" on this album, and when it worked, it worked.
The first single "Feedback" was great, but I'd say the second single, "Rock With U", is slightly better. Upon the album's release, critics compared RWU, with it's sparse vocals and futuristic feel, to Donna Summer's "I Feel Love". Other excellent cuts from this album are "LUV", "Rollercoaster", "What's Ur Name", "So Much Betta" and "2Night" (the latter which was used in the first "Sex and the City" film). Loved the futuristic vibe of this entire album and its artwork.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/14/2012|
R21 and R27 always show up in Janet threads just to say what they DON'T like about her. It's pretty comical, actually. Haters, the both of them (one of them is likely Madonna).
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/14/2012|
Nobody does quiet storm slow jams like Janet. She has many songs that fit the late-at-night-with-your-lover mold. This one, in which Janet does backgrounds and Lisa Keith does lead, has always been a favorite of mine. It's from Herb Alpert's 'Keep Your Eye On Me' album...
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/14/2012|
Also from Herb Alpert's 'Keep Your Eye On Me' album was "Diamonds". It's a hot dance track that went to #1 on the Dance and R&B charts. Here's the rare video featuring two Janet impersonators (one of which is a little girl).
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/14/2012|
Marry me, r26.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/14/2012|
(And I love Madonna too. Why can't we love them both?)
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/14/2012|
Janet's second single from her debut album went top 20 on the R&B charts. It's one of my favorites from "Janet Jackson". Pop meets new wave.
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|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/14/2012|
"That's the Way Love Goes" has the distinction of being the longest-running Hot 100 #1 song by any Jackson act, including the Jackson 5, the Jacksons, and MJ's solo career, let alone her own career. It stayed atop the Hot 100 for 2 months straight. And to think, the record company wanted her to release "If" first. She responded with a resounding "NOT!"
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/14/2012|
One of my favorite bonus tracks from her is this tear-jerker from the Japanese edition of The Velvet Rope. It was also on the soundtrack to the film "Down in the Delta".
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/14/2012|
Janet got real down and dirty with this one. She talks her way through a slow groove about what she wants her man to do to her and what she wants to do to him...
(the orgasmic finale is cut on this vid...)
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/14/2012|
One of the best dance tracks of 2004. Too bad MTV didn't have the balls to play it.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/14/2012|
Big difference between Janet and Madge is that Madge's early tunes were very gimicky pop and relied heavily on videos to fuel their popularity just hearing them without the memory of those videos isn't all that great. But I have to also give big credit to the Madge persona which also contributed to promote the music. All stars at the time were heavily reliant on videos but Janet's popular songs stand up as far as just fun to listen and dance to. They would have been hits without a video.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/14/2012|
yay some love for Miss Janet.
That's the way love goes
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|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/14/2012|
Easy there r37/38/39/40/43/45/46. The op asked for your favorite of all times not her whole catalog.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/14/2012|
Great dance song. Great video. OP, please learn the dance routine. Thanks
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/14/2012|
Another awesome cut from "janet." is "Funky Big Band". She sings about Harlem's famed Leonx Lounge, and even does a little scatting towards the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/14/2012|
No other music video from a female pop star comes close to The Pleasure Principle in its sheer awesomeness. Just Janet dancing her ass off in tight Guess jeans in a warehouse. No background dancers or special effects necessary. Classic.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/14/2012|
I absolutely love "Again" it is so sweet and soft, yet oddly depressing. One of the songs where I felt her vocal style was matched perfectly with the lyrics.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/14/2012|
"That's the way love goes" is probably my favorite.
Love will never do without you
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/14/2012|
It's a toss up between Escapade and When I Think of You.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/14/2012|
I was also a fan of "I get So Lonely" Even though Janet would later go on to say she hated the video, I thought she looked hot and the song was perfectly seductive.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/14/2012|
[quote]Love Will Never Do Without You. The video (with a barely legal Antonio Sabato Jnr) rocks.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/14/2012|
Meant to post a video link
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/14/2012|
One of Kourtney Kardashian's favorite Janet songs must be "Let's Wait Awhile". She tweeted about it a couple of days ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/14/2012|
[quote]I was also a fan of "I Get Lonely" even though Janet would later go on to say she hated the video
Really? I never knew she said she hated it.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/14/2012|
Miss You Much
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/14/2012|
r63 she said she can't watch the video because she sees herself as fat in it and she was at her worst weight wise and emotionally.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/14/2012|
I'd say she was very BOOBALICIOUS in it, for sure...
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/14/2012|
Michael Muhney (Sherriff Lamb from "Veronica Mars" and Adam Newman on "The Young and The Restless") likes "When I Think of You".
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/14/2012|
I am a fan of her throatier vocals, Black Cat, Scream, What'll I Do, What About That
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/14/2012|
Easy: "Pleasure Principle"
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/14/2012|
Janet Jackson had a nice run there, before her coffee enemas and titty piercings scared everyone off.
But, really, very few of her songs are memorable, beyond a handful of obvious ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/14/2012|
[quote]Janet Jackson had a nice run there, before her coffee enemas and titty piercings scared everyone off.
Spoken like a true moron.
[quote]very few of her songs are memorable, beyond a handful of obvious ones.
You're clearly in the minority here, so kindly see yourself out.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/14/2012|
R71 needs to get herself a life.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/14/2012|
"That's The Way Love Goes" if I can only choose one. I still love its lush, warm mid-tempo groove.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/14/2012|
Two To The Power Of Love
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/14/2012|
[quote]Two To The Power Of Love
Ahh! Her duet with Cliff Richard!
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/14/2012|
'Go Deep', 'The Pleasure Principle', 'If', 'Rock With U', 'Got Til It's Gone'
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/15/2012|
Control, The Knowledge, Someday is Tonight, If, Because of Love, Go Deep, Love Scene, Take Care
I think Escapade is my favorite though. A lot of Janet fans consider that her best song.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/15/2012|
Escapade is easily her tinniest and most irritating song. And it has aged very badly indeed.
No wonder her songs from the Rhythm Nation era are all but forgotten.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/15/2012|
[quote]No wonder her songs from the Rhythm Nation era are all but forgotten.
Really? Is that why P!nk remade "Rhythm Nation" for the Happy Feet 2 film last year? Is that why actress Kat Graham from The Vampire Diaries did a video mash-up of "Escapade" and "Love Will Never Do..." last year? Is that why "Come Back to Me" is consistantly sampled and covered by various artists? Is that why Britney covered "Black Cat" in concert, and why various rock outfits and cover bands often cover the song? And who the hell uses the word "tinniest" anyway? Only douches like yourself I suppose.
Speaking of the WONDERFUL "Escapade", Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Janet had initially wanted to do a cover of Martha and the Vandellas's "Nowhere to Run", but they came up with their own song with the same happy vibe as NTR, which gave birth to "Escapade". I've always liked the calliope motif in the background of that track. Reminds me a bit of Smokie's "Tears of a Clown", or of being at a circus.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/15/2012|
"Empty" from The Velvet Rope spoke on building a relationship with someone online. Quite ahead of its time. Love the touches of electronica on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||09/15/2012|
Tori Amos covered the exquisite "Again" quite beautifully
|by Anonymous||reply 81||09/15/2012|
r37, the question was song, not SONGS or ALBUMS, nor was a breakdown of each album asked of you. Pick one song, asswipe, and stop dripping Janet-saliva over everything. Stans make me barf.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||09/15/2012|
For R82, who the fuck made you Chief of the Datalounge police? I'm well aware of what the OP said, and, as I said in my first post, it's difficult for me to pick just one out of her extensive catalogue, so I broke it down by album. It this is a problem for you, then too fucking bad. Take a sleeping pill, wake up in a few hours and see if I care then (I won't). Choke on that barf, shithead. Oh, and fuck you.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||09/15/2012|
Let's not argue, girls...
If I absolutely had to pick one and only one Janet song, it would have to be "Come Back to Me". I've always loved that song and the beautiful video with her walking around the streets of Paris just after dawn.
Btw, there is a really great torrent online called "Diamonds" which is an album of all her b sides and such like the Herb Alpert song and 70's Love Groove
|by Anonymous||reply 84||09/15/2012|
[quote]Btw, there is a really great torrent online called "Diamonds" which is an album of all her b sides and such like the Herb Alpert song and 70's Love Groove
Cool, I'll have to check it out. She does have a ton of great B-sides and unreleased tracks.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||09/15/2012|
My pussy smells like Janet's; it REEKS!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||09/15/2012|
"Doesn't Really Matter"
I can play this on constant loop, as it's one of my "happy" songs and always makes me smile.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||09/15/2012|
"Diamonds," the song she did with Herb Alpert is my favorite. It's pretty much forgotten now, but it's a great song and got a lot of play when it came out in (I think) '87 or '88.
The Pleasure Principal is also right up there for me. That song sounds like it could have been made yesterday.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||09/15/2012|
Janbot is as sad as the state of Janet's career.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||09/15/2012|
Is this an oldie but goodie thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||09/15/2012|
Janet's songs defined a decade. Can any other artist lay claim to such a feet?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||09/15/2012|
I have an odd respect for the Janet Jackson troll. I mean, that bitch is serious. And it's funny to see someone exerting so much effort into pimping such a talentless, fat and broke old hag.
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|by Anonymous||reply 93||09/15/2012|
Aside from the obvious one r91?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||09/15/2012|
[quote]If I absolutely had to pick one and only one Janet song, it would have to be "Come Back to Me"
I REALLY had a hard time choosing between this and That's the Way Love Goes - they are my two favorite Janet songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||09/15/2012|
I think I'm gonna go with "When I Think Of You". It's her sunniest and happiest. And great Jam/Lewis production.
Honorable mention for "If" and "Diamonds"
|by Anonymous||reply 96||09/15/2012|
Well since we can have honorable mentions, I will add Nasty, Funny How Time Flies, If (a remix) The Body That Loves You, Someday is Tonight, Throb, When I Think Of You and this interlude, Are You Still Up from "Janet":
|by Anonymous||reply 97||09/15/2012|
R97/95/73, that 11 songs in total.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||09/15/2012|
Probably Escapade if I had to choose one
|by Anonymous||reply 99||09/15/2012|
But, Together Again still gets me up.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||09/15/2012|
I couldn't help it R98, sorry about that.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||09/15/2012|
velvet rope. i used to bartend with my friends at this place...and we would lay a certan cd when the guests were gone. and then we would get smashed. memories...
|by Anonymous||reply 102||09/15/2012|
Far above the rest is "Love Would Never Do Without You." I'm not a Janet fan but that one is awesome.
I also like "Alright" and the video for that song as well.
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|by Anonymous||reply 104||09/15/2012|
[quote]Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Janet had initially wanted to do a cover of Martha and the Vandellas's "Nowhere to Run", but they came up with their own song with the same happy vibe as NTR, which gave birth to "Escapade". I've always liked the calliope motif in the background of that track. Reminds me a bit of Smokie's "Tears of a Clown", or of being at a circus.
Thats why I always loved that song. Its like a perfect mashup of different periods of music, with that awesome 1990 beat under it. Jam and Lewis were very creative with the New Jack Swing on RN. To this day, you cant listen to one song on that album without wanting to dance.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||09/15/2012|
Wow this thread is really helping me remember all the good Janet music. She really can't sing that well but she had amazing song writers in Jam and Lewis and they knew how to best utilize her voice. Also the fact she's a good dancer and she made the most she could of those songs vocally at a time before Pro Tools. Or maybe as Pro Tools came into being?
I can't name a favorite but thank you OP for jogging my memory. I'm going listen to some Janet and smile.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||09/15/2012|
r91 - how about Madonna, Michael and Prince for the 80s,
and Madonna and Mariah for the 90s.
Janet always played second fiddle to all these performers.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||09/15/2012|
[quote]To this day, you cant listen to one song on that album without wanting to dance.
This is true. RN is a classic.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||09/15/2012|
Bull and shit, R107. Janet has more talent and stage charisma in her pinky than Madonna does in her entire body. As for Mariah, none of her saccharin-laced ballads or wanna-be thug songs co-starring the latest "in" rapper can hold a candle to Janet when she is at her best. Also, Mariah is boring. She ALWAYS looks the same on every project. And have you seen her live? A throw pillow has more charisma.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||09/15/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 110||09/15/2012|
[quote]I have an odd respect for the Janet Jackson fan.
As you should.
[quote]it's funny to see someone exerting so much effort into pimping such a talentless, fat and broke old hag.
...As you type away in your dank, dark basement apartment with Cheetos on standby
|by Anonymous||reply 111||09/15/2012|
Love that song. Watch this crowd go wild as DJ Avicii plays a remix of "Go Deep" at a club in Seattle...
|by Anonymous||reply 112||09/15/2012|
r109, I was not referring to stage presence, but to whose songs defined a decade the most. Please read the original post to which I replied.
You can enjoy Janet's songs all you like, but she she simply hasn't got as many decade-defining songs as either Michael or Madonna. That is beyond debate.
"Beat It" and "Like A Virgin" will always trump any hit Janet has had in the past.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||09/15/2012|
And she didn't even write it, R113.
Besides, who cares about what trumps what? This is a thread about peoples' favorite Janet Jackson songs. Keep to the subject.
Now back to the music. Here's another Janet fave of mine. It's called "Ask For More". It was for a Pepsi promotion right at the tail end of the Velvet Rope Tour. I love the Motown vibe.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||09/15/2012|
[quote]"Beat It" and "Like A Virgin" will always trump any hit Janet has had in the past.
Yes, these songs are more popular and recognizable than Janet's. But are they musically superior? Not a chance. 90% of Jam and Lewis's work is better sounding, better quality music.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||09/15/2012|
Here's her "Ask For More" commercial for the South American market, featuring Ricky Martin
|by Anonymous||reply 116||09/15/2012|
Madonna co-wrote "Like A Prayer", "Vogue", "Express Yourself", "Open Your Heart" and "Into The Groove" and all those are more decade-defining than any Janet hit.
Again, I was referring to the poster who said: 'what other artist has as many decade-defining songs?'
The answer is: Madonna and Michael Jackson.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||09/15/2012|
oh PUH-LEASE! It's well known Cuntdonna pays off writers to get her name on the writing credits.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||09/15/2012|
"If" is one of my favorite slutty Janet songs! love the dancing too YAS.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||09/15/2012|
One of Janet's decade-defining hits, "What Have You Done for Me Lately", was covered briefly in this scene from "Sister Act 2" at the 3:40 mark.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||09/15/2012|
Another factoid about the classic "...Lately" is that the famous "LatelyBass" preset on the Yamaha TX81Z (used extensively on house and techno songs of the late 1980s and 1990s) was based on the bass tone of this song, and subsequently named after it as well. I'll bet that many songs that you dance to in the clubs still utilize this preset.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||09/15/2012|
I always loved "Nasty" because there was simply nothing around like it at the time. It had an industrial sound mixed with the Minneapolis grooves provided by JJ/TL. Gene Simmons supposedly said it was his favorite song that year.
"Nasty" also inspired this TV series, and was used as its theme song.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||09/15/2012|
"What Have You Done For Me Lately" is not a decade-defining song.
It might have defined her career - but that's something else completely.
The only hit of hers that can be said to have been decade-defining is "Nasty".
|by Anonymous||reply 123||09/15/2012|
A great remix of IF
|by Anonymous||reply 124||09/15/2012|
The Best Things In Life Are Free.
Her other singles tended to be rather short on melody.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||09/15/2012|
[quote]The only hit of hers that can be said to have been decade-defining is "Nasty".
Boy, are you thick. "Rhythm Nation"? "That's The Way Love Goes"? "All For You"? All of these songs helped to define the decade in which they were released.
By the way, I love that particular remix, R124.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||09/15/2012|
I loved "How Will I know".
|by Anonymous||reply 127||09/15/2012|
"I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'"
|by Anonymous||reply 128||09/15/2012|
[quote]I loved "How Will I know".
Oddly enough, Whitney's "How Will I Know", which was written by the husband and wife duo Boy Meets World (who had a hit with their '80s pop track "Waiting for a Star to Fall") was originally written for Janet. She and her people passed on it, feeling it wasn't right for the kind of vibe they were going for on "Control".
Shannon Rubicam of Boy Meets World said at the time: "We were pretty upset because we thought it was perfect for her at the time. We had written it with [Janet] completely in mind."
|by Anonymous||reply 129||09/15/2012|
[quote]"I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'"
I never heard that one before. Is that from her earlier years?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||09/15/2012|
No, it's been an extremely recent song.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||09/15/2012|
I'm LOLing at how you don't like Janet's music and yet you came into a thread called "Your Favorite Janet Jackson Song of All Time", (a title that means the thread is clearly not aimed at the likes of you) just to say so. A troll is a troll is a troll, I tell ya.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||09/15/2012|
Now I know why the song was so good R129 - Janet DIDN'T sing it. That frail, limited, birdlike voice could not have done with the song what our Whitney did.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||09/15/2012|
"Rock With U"--another great Janet dance track. It came with a one-take video, harkening back to her one-take "When I Think of You" video.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||09/15/2012|
I'm a Janet STAN but I don't like "Nasty" a whole lot because I feel it's a less sexual, more mainstream ripoff of "Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis had Janet doing that talk-sing thing too.
Most of Janet's other hits are amazing though.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||09/15/2012|
So much yellow. Time for someone to get a blog. And a pet.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||09/15/2012|
R124, that's the "If" remix I was referring to. I don't usually like remixes but this is a great one.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||09/15/2012|
JANET 4 EVARR!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||09/15/2012|
It's a giant sea of yellow r136
|by Anonymous||reply 139||09/15/2012|
Together Again (love the video too)
Got Till Its Gone - the Joni Mitchell one.
We go deeper.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||09/15/2012|
Isnt "Together Again" about being re-united with someone who died. It was very personal for me back in 1997 as my partner of 10 years died in 1996. The single had about half a dozen great remixes.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||09/15/2012|
Do u have a new partner now?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||09/16/2012|
Come on r117 it is well known that many stars get their writing credits on songs as part of the deal when doing an album. They can change as little as a single word and get writing credit.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||09/16/2012|
[quote]Come on [R117] it is well known that many stars get their writing credits on songs as part of the deal when doing an album. They can change as little as a single word and get writing credit.
R117 is clearly a Madonna stan, and is coming to her honor by defending her in a thread that has nothing to do with her. Oh, the irony.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||09/16/2012|
[quote]Isnt "Together Again" about being re-united with someone who died. It was very personal for me back in 1997 as my partner of 10 years died in 1996. The single had about half a dozen great remixes.
Yes. It was actually dedicated at the time to the many friends she'd lost to AIDS, but I guess it holds new meaning now given the death of MJ.
It's among the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over six million copies worldwide.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||09/16/2012|
The "Together Again" song and video got a complete makeover with this slower version.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||09/16/2012|
[quote]So much yellow. Time for someone to get a blog. And a pet.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||09/16/2012|
I think my favorite song ties with "Roll Withchu" and "Put Your Hands On". (and about 10 others) I'm just a HUGE fan!
|by Anonymous||reply 148||10/05/2012|
Thumbs up, R148!
|by Anonymous||reply 149||10/11/2012|
Excuse me? Hehehe! Runnnn awayyyy with my love...yeaaa yeaaaa YEAAA yeaaa
|by Anonymous||reply 150||10/11/2012|
How Will I Know and I Will Always Love You
|by Anonymous||reply 151||10/11/2012|
[quote]How Will I Know
That was almost Janet's song, by the way. The '80s pop duo Boy Meets World wrote it for Janet originally, but her people passed on it, as they felt it wouldn't be right for "Control".
|by Anonymous||reply 152||10/11/2012|
[quote]Excuse me? Hehehe! Runnnn awayyyy with my love...yeaaa yeaaaa YEAAA yeaaa
Runaway with me my love
|by Anonymous||reply 153||10/14/2012|
Thank you, r141 and r145. "Together Again" was played at every AIDS memorial I attended in the 1990's. It's a bittersweet song that still makes my cry.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||10/14/2012|
You're welcome R154. Even though the music is upbeat, the lyrics really do tug on the heartstrings. Janet said at the time that she didn't want it to be a mournful song, but a rejoiceful one.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||10/15/2012|
Too many to name just 1 lol
|by Anonymous||reply 156||11/18/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 157||11/25/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 158||09/20/2014|
SHREEEEE EEEEEEE EEEEEEE K!
|by Anonymous||reply 159||09/21/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 160||09/21/2014|
"Come Back To Me" is my favorite. Her soft voice actually works well in this balladish song. After that, I also love "Again". Shout outs to "If" and "Love Would Never Do (Without You)" as well. Those are definitely my favorites. "Escapade" is great too
|by Anonymous||reply 161||08/15/2015|
Did this OP bitch ever do the YouTube video they promised in the original post ?
I liked 'Rope Burn' from The Velvet Rope
|by Anonymous||reply 162||08/15/2015|