Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"janet's" 20th Anniversary Song of the Day - You Want This

In the last Music News Bytes, I mentioned that Janet Jackson recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of her monumental album janet.  The record was her third straight smash album, following the breakthrough Control and the equally delicious and hit-filled Rhythm Nation.  janet was a classic, generating nine singles, six of which charted in the top ten, and from the opening whispers of That's the Way Love Goes through playful and sometimes sexy interludes, Supremes' samples (there are at least two!), tender ballads and the final, hidden Sesame Streetish Whoops Now, this one got played out on many a CD player all the way from 1993 to 1995.

In celebration of this noteworthy occasion, I've decided to feature a few of my favorites from the janet album over the next week or so, not every day, but instead sprinkled in here and there.  If you were around back in the mid-nineties, I'm sure you'll remember some of the classic tunes from this one.  Here's one of my favorites off that album, the fast, playful, and funky You Want This:

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