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Album’s Singles Review: “Janet” by Janet Jackson

Janet (album)
With the success of her previous albums “Control” and “Rhythm Nation 1814”, which established her as a role model for her socially conscious songs, Janet Jackson released her album which was sexually charged record simply entitled “Janet”. The album explored not just deep themes, rather her sounds too into R&B pop appropriate with the year it was released. It eventually became her most successful album worldwide.

That’s the Way Love Goes
“That’s the Way Love Goes” has been released as the debut single off Janet Jackson’s album “Janet”. The song is a mid-tempo R&B song with somewhat adult lyrics. The song became a global hit reaching number 1 and top 10 in most countries.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

If
“If” became the second single from “Janet”. The song is a dance-pop, R&B track with rock elements due to the heavy guitar sound on it. It has adult themes just like “That’s the Way Love Goes”. The song went to top 10 in several countries.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Again
“Again” was the third single released from the album “Janet”. It was a beautiful airy ballad and love song. It went to number 1 in United States.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Because of Love
“Because of Love” was released as the fourth single off the album “Janet”. It was a dance pop song known for Janet. It was a number 10 hit in United States.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Any Time, Any Place
“Any Time, Any Place” had became the fifth single of the album “Janet”. It was a sexually charged R&B ballad which went to number 2 in United States.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Throb
“Throb” was not released as a single widely. It was a dance track reminds me of Madonna’s sound then. It was a dance chart hit.
Rate: 5.25 out of 10

You Want This
“You Want This” has been a single released for “Janet” album. The upbeat track became Janet Jackson’s sixth top 10 hit in the US from the album.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Whoops Now
“Whoops Now” was  released as a single in several countries along with the song “What I’ll Do” as a double sided single. The song sounds like the slower version of “Escapade”. It went to the top 10 in UK.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
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Music 10 J’s: Janet Jackson to Just Lose It

1. Janet Jackson
She was one of the top female artists ever with multi-platinum albums. Being a sister of the King of Pop Michael Jackson, she didn’t relied on him to succeed. She became successful on her own.

2. Just Give Me a Reason
Pink collaborated with Fun. lead singer Nate Ruess in this song which produced a masterpiece. It is one of the best pop tunes during the recent years by two great vocalists.

3. James Morrison
He is a British male singer who came out with the hit “You Give Me Something”. He has a raspy yet soulful voice. I love listening to his music like the songs “You Make It Real” and “Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore”.

4. Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)
Pussycat Dolls sang this song which produced and featured Indian musician A.R. Rahman. The song was Indian inspired and sound very catchy. It was also the theme song of “Slumdog Millionaire”.

5. Jennifer Lopez
Aside from being a great actress, Jennifer Lopez is a singer too and one of the top female singers since 2000. And of course, she is a great dancer. I think she is one of the top singers and dancers at the same time.

6. Jealous
This is the first official big hit by Nick Jonas. The song has been in the top 10 in many countries. According to him, it is dedicated to her girlfriend then Olivia Culpo. Hhmmm. Well, it is a catchy track.

7. Joss Stone
She is a UK soul singer and I really love her voice. It’s like she is singing for me and serenading me when listening to her songs.

8. Jessie J.
She is a British pop star which had recent hit songs such as “Price Tag” and “Bang Bang” (with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj). She also has a great voice, and a good songwriter too.

9. Jackie
An album from R&B singer Ciara. It included the R&B hit “I Bet”. It is a good album, but the first album sounds even better.

10. Just Lose It
It is a song by rapper Eminem. In this song, you can hear how Em dissed the King of Pop Michael Jackson. It was featured from the album “Encore”.

 

Video from YouTube / JamesMorrisonVEVO

Music 10 A’s: Alanis Morissette to Adele

1. Alanis Morissette

I love Alanis Morissette’s music especially with her album “Jagged Little Pill”. It is just a very honest record, and Alanis is a deep songwriter and a good vocalist.

2. Apologize
This is a song from Timbaland with real vocals of Ryan Tedder along with his band One Republic. Melody-wise and story-wise, it’s a good song. No doubt, it became a huge hit song.

3. Always Be My Baby
A song by Mariah Carey during mid-1990’s. American Idol winner David Cook had its own rock version, but Mariah’s version is way better.

4. All Saints
The time they came out, it was like move over Spice Girls. Ther were the new girl band at that time to watch. They became successful, though, not as successful as the Spice Girls. I love their R&B and pop style.

5. All the Right Reasons
Actually, the best selling album by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It generated a lot of hits and ny favorite was “Photograph”. Take note, it’s a different song from Ed Sheeran.

6. As Long As You Love Me
It is one of the earliest hits of Backstreet Boys in 1997. It was a pop song, and my cousin and sister loves it because they were Backstreet Boys fans. Justin Bieber had an “As Long As You Love Me” song as well, but a totally different song.

7. Aqua
Going back to the second half of 1990’s, that was the time when Danish group Aqua became popular. Surely, a lot danced with their hits like “Barbie Girl” and “Doctor Jones.

8. Always
Bon Jovi’s hit songs back in early 1990’s. It is a rock ballad which was one of their most notable hits. I always thought its title was “Romeo was Bleeding”. Lol!

9. America
Not referring to the country, rather, the band America. Surely, they based theor name with their country. I like their hit “Horse With No Name”, which was sampled by MIchael Jackson in a song, likewise Janet Jackson for her “Someone to Call My Lover” song. I always hear their music as my brother had a CD of them.

10. Adele
She is actually one of the best vocalist and most successful singer at this time. Well, her “25” LP just became the fastest selling album.

Video from YouTube / AdeleVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: “Rhythm Nation 1814” by Janet Jackson

Rhythm Nation: 1814 (album)
Janet Jackson achieved her breakthrough apart from the shadow of Jacksons on her previous album “Control”. This time she has proven she can do so much more. Her socially relevant songs from the album made this an outstanding album which was highly acclaimed. The album again reached number 1 in the US and certified 8x platinum.

Miss You Much
“Miss You Much” became the lead single from Janet Jackson’s album “Rhythm Nation: 1814”. The R&B dance pop song has been one of Janet’s notable hits. It reached number 1 at the Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Rhythm Nation
“Rhythm Nation” was the second single off the album. The music video of the track has been memorable for its heavy choreography. The song became a hit reaching number 2 in the United States.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10

Escapade
“Escapade” became the third single from “Rhythm Nation: 1814”. It is a dance pop R&B song which gives you a light feel because of its joyous sound and something you want to listen to again. The single gave Janet Jackson another number 1 single under her name.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Alright
“Alright” was the fourth official single by Janet Jackson off “Rhythm Nation: 1814”. The song was again a R&B dance track which is so catchy make you groove. It peaked at number 4 in the US and top 20 in UK.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Come Back to Me
“Come Back to Me” had became the fifth single from “Rhythm Nation: 1814”. It is a beautiful R&B ballad showcasing Janet’s sweet vocas. It reached number 2 in the US and became another top 20 hit in the UK.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Black Cat
“Black Cat” was the sixth single by Janet Jackson from “Rhythm Nation”. Janet had gone rock this time and I was amazed she can sing with that genre. It was a number 1 hit ny Janet im United States.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Love Will Never Do (Without You)
“Love Will Never Do (Without You)” turned to be the 7th single from “Rhythm Nation: 1814”. It is a lovely dance R&B song in slower verses. It also became a number 1 hit for Janet Jackson in the US.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

State of the World
“State of the World” was not released as an official single but achieved high airplays in radio. I love the song for it s compelling message.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / JanetJacksonVEVO

Female Artists With Number 1 Albums in US and UK: Celine Dion / Janet Jackson

Celine Dion
United States- Celine Dion is actually one of the biggest selling female artists in United States. She has scored at least four albums to reach number 1. Her two first number 1 albums “Falling Into You” and “Let’s Talk About Love” went 10x platinum. She also went number 1 with “All the Way: A Decade of Songs” (compilation album) and “A New Day Has Come” (comeback album after hiatus) which went 8x and 3x platinum by RIAA, respectively. She had many more albums which went top 10.
United Kingdom- Celine Dion was very successful in United Kingdom too. She had scored five number 1 albums there which started with “The Colour of My Love” which went 5x platinum. It was followed by UK million sellers “Falling Into You”, then “Let’s Talk About Love”. Her compilation album “All the Way: A Decade of Songs” went number 1 too and gone 4x platinum, and followed by her last number 1 album ” A New Day Has Come”. She scored several top 10 albums too. Certifications were given by BPI.

Janet Jackson
United States- Janet Jackson may have failed on her first two albums but she eventually scored 7 total of number 1 albums. Her breakthough album was “Control”, her first number 1 album and went 5x platinum. It was followed by the 6x platinum awardee by RIAA “Rhythm Nation 1814”. Her first adult themed “janet.” went to number 1 too and reached 8x platinum. Her next charttopping albums were “The Velvet Rope” and “All for You”. Her last two number 1 albums were “Discipline” and “Unbreakable”. Sales of both albums though were underwhelming.
United Kingdom- Janet Jackson had a number of platinum and multi-platinum albums, but she only scored one number 1 albums in UK. That was “janet.”  which was certified double platinum by BPI. She had number two hit albums though. Some of her albums still sod well.

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

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Album’s Singles Review: “Control” by Janet Jackson

“Control” was considered as the breakthrough album by Janet Jackson, despite releasing two albums prior. The first two albums just underperformed, while “Control” gave Janet her first number 1 album. The album had sold very well internationally too. It has R&B, pop and danceable songs tgat can make you groove.

What Have You Done for Me Lately
“What Have You Done for Me Lately” is the first single from the album, likewise Janet Jackson’s first official hit when it was a success in international music scene. The R&B and dance song peaked at number 4 in United States, and number 3 in UK.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Nasty
“Nasty” was released as the second single for “Control” The R&B song sounds classy with Janet’s soft to strong vocals. It was a hit in other countries and peaked at a higher number 3 in Billboard compared to “What Have You Done for Me Lately”.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

When I Think of You
“When I Think of You” is the third hit by Janet Jackson. The song is pop and R&B, which is about the fun and joy thinking of a lover. It was a hit as it became Janet’s first US number 1 single. In UK, it was a top 10 hit.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Control
“Control” as the album title track is a danceable R&B song released as the fourth single. It was a modest hit internationally, but a hit in US, where it reached the top 5.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Let’s Wait Awhile
“Let’s Wait Awhile” is the first ballad single by Janet Jackson. This is a beautiful ballad about abstinence and became a good message for young people. It was the standout single from the album. It was a hit reaching number 2 in Billboard Hot 100 and top 3 in UK.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10

The Pleasure Principle
“The Pleasure Principle” was released as the last official single from “Control”, which was known for its heavy choreography on its music video. The song became a number 14 hit on Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Funny How Time Flies
“Funny How Time Flies” was only released in selected countries. It is a R&B ballad, and charted in few countries.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

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10 Songs With “Gone”

Gone may refer to someone who left or something that do not exist  or not present anymore. That’s how the word was often used in different songs. Here are some of those songs with “gone”:

NSYNC- Gone
When this person you love is “gone”, the pain remains and it’s never that easy. This sad ballad from the boyband settled at number 11 in Billboard Hot 100.

Avril Lavigne- When You’re Gone
You spent a lot of time with this person you love who is now “gone” and it feels like breaking you into pieces. The song became a hit charting high in many countries.

Matchbox Twenty- If You’re Gone
Something’s not right happening between two people and the other left, and think it’s fine. However, there’s still something you feel about that person. This song went to top 5 in Billboard Hot 100.

Phillip Phillips- Gone, Gone, Gone
When that person you love but you still love him/her and love even more. The song went to to number 23 in the US charts and went dounle platinum according to RIAA.

The Cranberries- When You’re Gone
Remembering someone you love was already gone makes you miss them. The song became a top 25 hit in the US and was a hit in Asia.

T.I. and Justin Timberlake- Dead and Gone
When the old you, like the wrong behavior you had, is dead and “gone”, it means you have transformed. This song was a hit reaching the top 5 both in the US and UK.

Kelly Clarkson- Already Gone
Telling the one you love to leave because you are already gone. This song became the third hit for “All I Ever Wanted” album and had hit the top 15 in the US.

Janet Jackson- Got ’til It’s Gone
When you had something but did not value it. In the end, you’ll realize it’s worth when it’s gone. The song was a top ten hit Eurowide.

Michael Jackson- Gone Too Soon
There are people in our lives who were “gone” too early. This ballad from Michael Jackson was a modest hit elsewhere.

Kelly Clarkson- Since U Been Gone
When your ex is already “gone”, it feels like you can finally breath again. The pop/rock song became a worldwide hit and one of the biggest songs in the US in 2005.

Some facts from Wikipedia / Billboard

Female Singers Who Were Featured in Several Singles

Female singers oftentimes used to fill a song especially in love songs or rap/sung singles. Some of these female artists has been in demand. Check them below:

Beyonce
Beyonce has been featured a number of times in songs. In her discography, she has been featured more than 10 times. The most popular song which she was featured was Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” which hit number one in some countries. Her collaboration with hubby Jay-Z, “03 Bonnie and Clyde” was a top 10 hit in many countries.

Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson’s career is still going on its 4th decade and she scored a lot of her own hits. However, she has been featured more than 10 times in songs too, which the most notable ones were Michael Jackson’s “Scream” and “What It’s Gonna Be” with rapper Busta Rhymes.

 

Christina Aguilera
There’s a time when Christina Aguilera was featured in one song to another. Aside from her own hits, she has scored hits along with other singers’ own singles. Her memorable songs as featured artists were Ricky Martin’s “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely” and “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5, which the latter is a number one hit worldwide.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez had a string of hits worldwide as her own, but she had more than 10 singles as featured artist. Most of these songs were from fellow Latinos, but her biggest featured single was “Control Myself” by LL Cool J.

Alicia Keys
With her talent and success with her career, Alicia Keys was often invited to duet with other artists. She had more than 10 songs which she shared her vocals with and the biggest hit was Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind”.

Rihanna
Rihanna had a lot of number one hits already as a solo artist. She also had hits as solo artists and most of the songs she was featured were hits or had charted. Some of these songs even went to number 1. The most successful collaboration she was featured was both a song Eminem, “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Monster”.

Ashanti
During the early days of her singing career, she had hit songs as featured artist and most of these songs went to the top 10. She was featured in more than 10 songs and the most popular were Ja Rule’s singles “Always on Time” and “Mesmerize”, and the other song which is “What’s Luv?” by Fat Joe.

Some facts from Wikipedia

10 Songs With “Think”

Several songs with “think” were mostly about “thinking” of someone that you love. But it varies at times. In this list, it includes songs with “thinking”. Here are some of the songs with “think”:

Garbage- I Think I’m Paranoid
Sometimes you are “thinking” that someone is talking about you, that makes you “think” you are a paranoid. The song was a hit in rock charts, while hitting top 10 in UK.

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud
When you are in love, let what you “think” voiced out. This is one of 2015’s biggest hit after hitting number 1 and top 5 in many countries.

Spice Girls- Who Do You Think You Are?
You may be “thinking” you are a superstar, you should show it and prove it. So you wouldn’t be told, who do you “think” you are? This song went to number one and top 5 in many countries, particularly in Europe and Asia.

Katy Perry- Thinking of You
When you are with your partner, but you are “thinking” of another person. This song a big top 40 hit for Katy Perry being her third consecutive hit.

Tifanny- I Think We’re Alone Now
When you are with someone and feels like no other people are around, you’ll “think” you’re alone with that person. This song was a cover by Tifanny and became a worldwide number 1 smash.

Celine Dion- Think Twice
Before doing something with hesitation, better “think” twice. This became a big hit from Celine Dion reaching number 1 in many European countries.

Janet Jackson- When I Think of You
When you “think” of someone you like, you will surely giggle like Janet. This song became her first ever US number 1 hit.

Christopher Cross- Think of Laura
Anybody loves Laura? You will surely “think” of her. This song became a top 10 hit for Christopher Cross.

Jessica Simpson- I Think I’m in Love With You
When you are doing crazy and silly things because of someone, maybe you are in love with that person. This song was a number 21 hit for Jessica on Billboard Hot 100.

Rod Stewart- Do Ya Think I’m Sexy
When you are in a club dancing, ask the girl if she “think” you are sexy. This song by Rod Stewart became a runaway number 1 hit.

Some facts from Wikipedia

10 Songs With “Back”

There are numerous “back” songs that are about going “back” to someone, place or time. Here are some songs with “back”:

Celine Dion- It’s All Coming Back to Me Now
When you lose someone and missing them, it feels like the memory is coming “back”. This version of Celine Dion became a huge hit in 1996 almost reaching the top ten of every country it entered.

NSYNC- I Want You Back
Being left by the one you love, you just want the “back”. This is the first ever single from NSYNC which performed well in many charts including UK where it managed a top 5 peak and top 15 in US.

Taylor Swift- Back to December
When you failed to appreciate someone and wanted to apologize and go “back” to December when they were still together. The song from Tay went to top 10 in the US.

Janet Jackson- Come Back to Me
You were left by that person you love and beg to come “back”. This ballad from Janet performed very well in the US when it peaked at number 2 in Billboard Hot 100.

Brian Mcknight- Back at One
This is a good song to sing for the one you love especially your wife. It has become Brian Mcknight’s notable song as it peaked at number 2 in the US.

Oasis- Don’t Look Back in Anger
Asking for forgiveness and tell them not to look back in “anger”. This song as become a rock hit in the US and a number 1 position in the UK.

R. Kelly- If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time
You just want to fix your relationship with the one you love and if only you can turn “back” the time, then you will. This lovely ballad was a big hit worlwide particularly in Europe.

Justin Timberlake- SexyBack
Well, it’s just loving someone’s back as it looks sexy. The song became a huge comeback for Justin and went to number 1 worldwide.

Savage Garden- To the Moon and Back
When you love someone, you will figuratively fly to meet him/her. This song became a hit in certain countries.

Aqua- Turn Back Time
When you just want to turn “back” time as a sign of regrets. This song became a number one hit in UK for the pop group.

Some facts from Wikipedia