Playlist: Celebrate an iconic birthday with Janet Jackson

Whether it’s yours, a friend’s, or your favorite diva’s – birthdays are a cause to celebrate. In honor of the exciting Janet Jackson news, and her birthday, we’ve compiled a playlist of Janet’s most fun, danceable, uplifting and memorable tracks sure to make you move on this (or any) Saturday night.

The playlist spans from the very beginning of her recording career, with 1982’s “Young Love,” to her last dance hit, “Make Me,” released in 2009. So, not only is this playlist the perfect backdrop to any birthday celebration, but it also doubles as a lesson in Janet Jackson history as we prepare for her comeback later this year. Well, what are you waiting for? Celebrate the Queen with us!

  1. Young Love,” from 1982’s Janet Jackson
  2. Say You Do,” from 1982’s Janet Jackson
  3. Don’t Mess Up This Good Thing,” from 1982’s Janet Jackson
  4. Don’t Stand Another Chance,” from 1984’s Dream Street
  5. If It Takes All Night,” from 1984’s Dream Street
  6. What Have You Done For Me Lately,” from 1986’s Control
  7. Nasty,” from 1986’s Control
  8. Miss You Much,” from 1989’s Rhythm Nation 1814
  9. Alright,” from 1989’s Rhythm Nation 1814
  10. Love Will Never Do (Without You),” from 1989’s Rhythm Nation 1814
  11. Escapade,” from 1989’s Rhythm Nation 1814
  12. The Best Things in Life Are Free,” with Luther Vandross, from 1992’s Mo’ Money Soundtrack
  13. You Want This,” from 1993’s janet.
  14. If,” from 1993’s janet.
  15. Throb,” from 1993’s janet.
  16. Whoops Now,” from 1993’s janet.
  17. Runaway,” from 1995’s Design of a Decade.
  18. Together Again,” from 1997’s The Velvet Rope.
  19. Go Deep,” from 1997’s The Velvet Rope.
  20. Luv Me Luv Me,” with Shaggy, from 1998’s How Stella Got Her Groove Back Soundtrack
  21. Doesn’t Really Matter,” from 2000’s Nutty Professor 2 Soundtrack
  22. All For You,” from 2001’s All For You
  23. Come on Get Up” from 2001’s All For You
  24. Strawberry Bounce,” from 2004’s Damita Jo
  25. R&B Junkie,” from 2004’s Damita Jo
  26. All Nite (Don’t Stop),” from 2004’s Damita Jo
  27. So Excited,” from 2006’s 20 Y.O.
  28. Do It 2 Me,” from 2006’s 20 Y.O.
  29. Show Me,” from 2006’s 20 Y.O.
  30. Feedback,” from 2008’s Discipline
  31. The 1,” featuring Missy Elliot, from 2008’s Discipline
  32. So Much Betta,” from 2008’s Discipline
  33. 2Nite” from 2008’s Discipline
  34. Make Me” from 2009’s Number Ones


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