What's your Janet Jackson top 20? (2020 edition)

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I've had a Janet afternoon, just luxuriating in the immense back cat one of the greatest artists of all time (and also, for all the talk of how overlooked or underrated she is now, undeniably one of the most influential acts on today's generation of pop and R&B stars - don't get it twisted).

So I want to know your top 20 Janet max tracks, 2k20 edition.
 
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1. Love Will Never Do (Without You)
2. Rhythm Nation
3. Escapade
4. Miss You Much
5. Black Cat
6. State of the World
7. Nasty
8. What Have You Done For Me Lately?
9. Come Back To Me
10. Velvet Rope
11. The Best Things in Life Are Free
12. That's The Way Love Goes
13. Alright
14. New Agenda
15. What'll I Do?
16. If
17. Where Are You Now?
18. Throb
19. You Need Me
20. This Time
 

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01 when i think of you
02 that's the way love goes
03 miss you much
04 nasty
05 the pleasure principle
06 got til it's gone
07 love will never do (without you)
08 throb
09 if
10 and on and on
 

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Ooh this is a nice side quest

I’ll put Janet on when I get home and get back to you. I made a Janet playlist last year and I always forget how many of her songs I love
 

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Suedey's 'Go on Miss janft.' playlist

1. If
2. Feedback
3. What About
4. This Time
5. All for You
6. Rock With U
7. Got 'til it's Gone
8. That's the Way Love Goes
9. The Pleasure Principle
10. Throb
11. I Want You
12. What Have you Done for me Lately
13. Rhythm Nation
14. Love Will Never Do Without You
15. Runaway
16. Miss you Much
17. Because of Love
18. Nasty
19. New Agenda
20. Made for Now
 
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1. That's The Way Love Goes
2. When I Think Of You
3. Where Are You Now
4. This Time
5. All Nite (Don't Stop)
6. Scream
7. Enjoy
8. Love Will Never Do Without You
9. Funny How Time Flies
10. Got Til It's Gone

11. Velvet Rope
12. Son Of A Gun (remix)
13. If
14. So Much Betta
15. What Have You Done For Me Lately
16. Miss You Much
17. Throb
18. Alright
19. Escapade
20. Nasty
 

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Omg I would legit need some time to think about this

obvs just a little while is number 1 though :eyes:
 

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1. If
2. What Have You Done For Me Lately?
3. I Want You
4. Rhythm Nation
5. Miss You Much
6. What About
7. The Pleasure Principle
8. Black Cat
9. That's The Way Love Goes
10. Got Til It's Gone
11. Any Time, Any Place
12. Throb
13. Come Back To Me
14. What'll I Do
15. I Get Lonely (Single Version)
16. Together Again
17. Throb
18. All For You
19. Say You Do
20. Nasty
 

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Omg I would legit need some time to think about this

obvs just a little while is number 1 though :eyes:
just a little while was my number one too for a while, but only because it was the first Janet song I consciously knew
 

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1. That's The Way Love Goes
2. When I Think Of You
3. All Nite
4. What Have You Done For Me Lately
5. Where Are You Now
6. If
7. So Excited
8. Miss You Much
9. Escapade
10. Nasty
11. Rhythm Nation
12. Got 'Til It's Gone
13. Come Back To Me
14. All For You
15. Together Again
16. You
17. Doesn't Really Matter
18. Feedback
19. Scream
20. I Get Lonely
 

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01 This Time
02 If
03 All For You
04 Feedback
05 Together Again
06 You Want This
07 Got 'til it's Gone
08 Rock With U
09 That's The Way Love Goes
10 What'll I Do
11 What Have You Done For Me Lately
12 Slolove
13 Come On Get Up
14 The Great Forever
15 Go Deep
16 Black Cat
17 Discipline
18 You Ain't Right
19 Runaway
20 Rhythm Nation

OMG that was tough
 

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  1. That’s The Way Love Goes
  2. Escapade
  3. Rhythm Nation
  4. The Best Things In Life Are Free
  5. If
  6. Throb
  7. When I Think of You
  8. Scream
  9. The Velvet Rope
  10. Nasty
  11. The Pleasure Principle
  12. Miss You Much
  13. R&B Junkie
  14. Come Back to Me
  15. New Agenda
  16. Can’t Be Stopped
  17. I Want You
  18. All Nite (Don’t Stop)
  19. Rock Wit U
  20. This Time
 

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I had no idea everyone loved This Time. Thought it was just me. It’s incredible isn’t it. It’s her rock-opera. She made a real mistake not having it on the epic Velvet Rope tour. Has she ever performed it live? I can just imagine visuals accompanying that orchestral breakdown
 

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I like the Joni Mitchell one, that one with the big dance routine in what looks like a sewer, and the one about riding dick.
 

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1. When I Think of You
2. If
3. Together Again
4. The Pleasure Principle
5. That's the Way Love Goes
6. Go Deep
7. Miss You Much
8. Got 'Til It's Gone
9. All for You
10. Son of a Gun
11. Night
12. What Have You Done for Me Lately
13. Doesn't Really Matter
14. Runaway
15. Escapade
16. What'll I Do
17. Feedback
18. Throb
19. Nasty
20. Any of those interludes where she's giggling about waterfalls or whispering about her moist pussy
 
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For my (at one time) favorite artist, I very very rarely listen to her these days. Not that I don't still adore these songs- she is just so out of sight out of mind for me.

1. That's the Way Love Goes
2. Love Will Never Do without You
3. Rock with U
4. If
5. When I Think of You
6. Velvet Rope
7. Miss You Much
8. Go Deep
9. All for You
10. Runaway
11. Rhythm Nation
12. Spending Time with You :shy:
13. My Need
14. Someone to Call My Lover
15. Come Back to Me
16. Pleasure Principle
17. Throb
18. All Nite
19. This Time
20. Got Til It's Gone - I Want You - Doesn't Really Matter - Enjoy - I CAN'T CHOOSE
 

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01. If (This still makes me AGOG sometimes when I listen to it. A masterpiece)
02. That's The Way Love Goes
03. Escapade
04. Rhythm Nation
05. Where Are You Now (Nice to see major love for this)
06. This Time
07. The Best Things In Life Are Free (This not being on Spotify has annoyed me for years)
08. Throb
09. Runaway (The first Janet song I was ever conscious of. The video :D :disco:)
10. You Want This
11. Miss You Much
12 Together Again
12. Because Of Love
13. When I Think Of You
14. Scream (with Michael)
15. Feedback
16. Funky Big Band
17. Son Of A Gun
18. New Agenda
19. No Sleeep
20. Nasty
 

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And yes The Velvet Rope is her best album and I don't care what the consensus is.

Miss janft. album rankings coming later..
 

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01 This Time
02 The Velvet Rope
03 When I Think Of You
04 Throb
05 That's The Way Love Goes
06 I Get Lonely
07 Again
08 Doesn't Really Matter
09 All Nite (Don't Stop)
10 If
11 I Want You
12 Rock Wit U
13 R&B Junkie
14 The Great Forever
15 No Sleeeeeeeeeep
16 Miss You Much
17 The Pleasure Principle
18 Rhythm Nation
19 China Love
20 All For You

I struggle to connect to Control and Rhythm Nation as albums because they just WEREN'T THAT BIG in the UK, so I have little in the way of nostalgia or memories of them. If ONLY we'd had YouTube :D

Janet really started to pop off on my radar with Thats The Way Love Goes for me. Similar to Mariah and Dream Lover really.
 

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Justice for This Time :disco: the 1-2-3 punch of You Want This, If and This Time is possibly the greatest run of songs on any album ever. Supreme.
 

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I struggle to connect to Control and Rhythm Nation as albums because they just WEREN'T THAT BIG in the UK, so I have little in the way of nostalgia or memories of them. If ONLY we'd had YouTube :D

Janet really started to pop off on my radar with Thats The Way Love Goes for me. Similar to Mariah and Dream Lover really.

Yes, same. Maybe it’s my/our age though. I remember hearing about her and Rhythm Nation being shown on TOTP/The Chart Show one time, which was the first time I realised Michael Jackson had a singing sister. I know her first album was in 1982 and of course knew them all later, but when people refer to Janet as one of the 1980s superstars alongside Madonna and Whitney, it doesn’t register as she was far more of star in the 90s. It’s definitely a case of personal perception though as she clearly played concert arenas for the RN1814 tour. I was just too young and more in to New Kids on the Block at the time :eyes:
 

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Justice for This Time :disco: the 1-2-3 punch of You Want This, If and This Time is possibly the greatest run of songs on any album ever. Supreme.

Janet is wall-to-wall KILLER for me, even with all the interludes (most of which are just extended intros ANYWAY).

I forgot You Want This :D That can go in after If on my list!
 

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That This Time wasn't even any kind of single has always baffled me. Maybe it's just a bit TOO DRAMATIC. But the video potential is REAL.

Same for Throb really. Although tbh MOST of Janet could have been a single.
 

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Yes, same. Maybe it’s my/our age though. I remember hearing about her and Rhythm Nation being shown on TOTP/The Chart Show one time, which was the first time I realised Michael Jackson had a singing sister. I know her first album was in 1982 and of course knew them all later, but when people refer to Janet as one of the 1980s superstars alongside Madonna and Whitney, it doesn’t register as she was far more of star in the 90s. It’s definitely a case of personal perception though as she clearly played concert arenas for the RN1814 tour. I was just too young and more in to New Kids on the Block at the time :eyes:

I honestly have so little memories of any of it aside from Rhythm Nation on TOTP. I think I'd heard When I Think Of You on the radio a bit, and was sort of aware of Nasty but that was IT. I first heard Black Cat as a Kéllé Bryan live cover on an Eternal single b-side :D
 

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janet. is definitely my favourite Janet record. and it's not about age or anything because I don't think I discovered her AT ALL until 2004 and my first actual album was either Damita Jo or DISCIPLINE! the industrial sonic palette* and relentless energy of that album is just BEYOND, it's a homosexual fever dream.

*I think janet. may have been quite a prime influence on Born This Way in many senses (including the most cultural, spoken in future tense).
 

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Justice for This Time :disco: the 1-2-3 punch of You Want This, If and This Time is possibly the greatest run of songs on any album ever. Supreme.

The opening half of EV3 says hello :disco: but yes I agree
 

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Was she in some kind of dispute with the record label during janet? Looking back it’s a bit odd that they only really properly promoted two of the singles, after coming off a strategy of releasing almost the entire album of Control and Rhythm Nation. They also only included 2 tracks from it on the greatest hits a couple years later. Ironic given the album had about 9 potential singles.
 

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She really hit it out the park with Unbreakable. I hope such standards have been maintained.

01. When I Think of You
02. Love Will Never Do (Without You)
03. That's The Way Love Goes
04. Whoops Now
05. Go Deep
06.Together Again
07. Should've Known Better
08. Just A Little While (Peter Rauhofer Remix)
09. Runaway (warning to Louise)
10. The Great Forever
11. Take Me Away
12. All for You
13. 2 B Loved
14. If (Brothers in Rhythm)
15. Again
16. This Time
17. You Ain't Right
18. Escapade
19. Rock With U
20. All Night (Don't Stop)
21. Where Are You Now (Nelle Hooper Mix)

Only 20? I didn't even get to...

*mic and guillotine drop*
 

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Was she in some kind of dispute with the record label during janet? Looking back it’s a bit odd that they only really properly promoted two of the singles, after coming off a strategy of releasing almost the entire album of Control and Rhythm Nation. They also only included 2 tracks from it on the greatest hits a couple years later. Ironic given the album had about 9 potential singles.
Quite the opposite. She was newly signed to Virgin Records under quite a lucrative deal. The lack of janet. songs on Design of a Decade was due to the label switch and conflicts there.
 
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I'm not really sure what the reaction to it was at the time, but Rock With U has REALLY just kept improving for me.
I'd love an EP of this slinky sound from her. Was the rest of Discipline similar? I haven't listened in YEARS!

 
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Justice for This Time :disco: the 1-2-3 punch of You Want This, If and This Time is possibly the greatest run of songs on any album ever. Supreme.

Oh PLEASE! There’s loads more, but I’m just going to leave you with the following two sets:

Better The Devil You Know
Step Back In Time
What Do I Have To Do

Hangin’ On The Telephone
One Way Or Another
Picture This

to prove the fact that, quite simply...YOU’RE DISMISSED.
 

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Playing janet. super loud on vinyl this morning and getting my life x infinity.

You KNOW you want me.... :disco:
 

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