1993, a big year for me, because it was the year I entered my senior year in high school. But it was a huge year for Janet Jackson, because her 1993 Janet album was a comeback album.
She was very busy from 1988-91 with her Rhythm Nation album, but took some time off and came back in a big way in the spring of 1993 with this album. To the point that she performed live at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards. Which happened in August or September that year and I was vacationing with my family in Deep Creek, Maryland when this performance was give and saw it up there.
She’s a great performer, because she’s a singer, great dancer and great performer. I mean the woman is simply beautiful everywhere. Beautiful and yet baby-faced adorable with the voice to match. But then she also has a great body and style to highlight her athletic looking physique.
The early and mid 1990s was sort Janet’s what I would call at least sort of her LA gangsta style era. Lots of tight t-shirts, tank tops. studded belts and of course her skin-tight jeans and boots that have always been a big part of her act. She’s simply one of the most sexiest performers around today and has been for a long time.
I think the thing that most impresses me most about Janet Jackson, is the dancer. Janet dancing on stage is truly a pleasure and watching her dance in a music video the same thing. She is not someone who typically sits on a stool, or stands in front of a microphone and just sings. She sings obviously, but she’s usually on the move as she’s singing and having to perform the song as well. Her own music and the dance routine at the same time. And then you combine the great body and the great shape that she’s always in and those classic Levis black denim jeans with the boots and t-shirt or leather jacket and get to see her move in that outfit and showing everyone what she has to work with (so to speak) and you have one of the most entertaining and sexiest performers you’ll ever see. Even if you’re not crazy for her music, but perhaps crazy for great entertainment and sexy yet professionally well-done entertainment.
Just to speak very personally and frankly for a minute and then I’ll go back to being a distant lier. Ha, ha, but checking out Janet Jackson up close and personal, which was the title of this album, feels like a great Christmas gift. With that voice, that body, her in those tight Levis black denim jeans, the boots, that belt, the tight black t-shirt, makes me want to get down on my knees and thank God I’m a man. Or at the very least get down on my knees and scream, yes!!! At the top of my lungs.
Janet is one of the cutest, sexiest, sweetest, singers and performers you’ll ever see and she’s still only like forty-eight years old. Obviously not a little girl anymore, just with a face that makes her as cute as a little girl. And then you throw in that she’s a hell of a writer and singer who sings about her real life as a person and what is going on in the world around her. As attractive as she is. her professional talents as a dance, singer and writer or just as great.
Janet Jackson is not a one-hit wonder or a bimbo whose famous because of who her father is. And there are plenty of women and men who are and I’m sure you are already aware of this, unless you’ve grown up in Afghanistan or some place that is completely isolated from the world. There are plenty of people who are famous because of their parents. Janet comes from a great music family, but she’s been as successful as she’s been unlike some of her siblings because she’s a great talented performer.
This is one of my favorite classic rock songs and I’m a big classic rock fan, not just physically. And one reason why it is one of my favorite classic rocks, is because of the singer and Janet Jackson simply nailed this song and I don’t know anyone that could’ve done a better job of singing this song other than maybe Tina Turner. And another reason why this is one of my favorite classic rock songs, is because it’s sung by someone who is not a classic rock singer, at least full-time. Janet is primarily a rhythm and blues singer and does a great job. But here she shows her great versatility.
I think the really great talented singers can sing more than just one style of music. Tina Turner would be a great example of that who is both a rhythm and blues and classic rock singer and also combines those two great sounds into blues rock. Eric Clapton and Dave Matthews does the same thing and I’m big fans of both. Janet with Black Cat becomes a rock star in the real sense. Not in the pop culture sense of someone considered awesome or cool. But someone who is a great singer rock singer. Who has great material and delivers it beautifully.
To be completely honest with you, if you were to judge The Pleasure Principle as just a song and listened to Janet Jackson just sing the song standing in front of a microphone and without the dancing, we are not talking about a very good song.
I’m a Janet fan, but the song itself is not that great and maybe that is just part of the era that it came from which is the 1980s, which wasn’t a very good decade for American music rhythm and blues, or anything else. And I think this song is somewhat cheesy compared with the 1990s which was great decade for American music.
I’ve seen this video and heard this song countless times and I’m still not sure what this is about. But if you judge the song by just the video, this is a great video, song or no song. The music to the lyrics are very good and you throw in Janet herself and I don’t know if there is a better singer/dancer than Janet Jackson. Easily one of the best musical dancers of all-time and one of the sexiest as well if not the best of all-time.
Janet is a very attractive beautiful baby-face woman with a great body. Who almost thirty-years later after this song came out, she hasn’t lost a thing anywhere. And if anything she is a better entertainer now than she was in 1986.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen new JJ videos. But Come Back To Me is part of Janet Jackson’s 1986-87 Control album. Her first album as an independent musical artist. Janet, is 20-21 at this point, but if you see her face you think she was 13-14. A classic baby-faced sweetheart who’ll always still seem like a kid and be able to come off as a girl instead of a grown woman. If you’re familiar with the song The First Night from Monica, which I believe came out in 1998 it sounds very similar to Come Back To Me. Both songs are about new romances with the woman trying to tell her new boyfriend that they should wait and not get down right away and spoil whatever they may have working for them. Which is easier said than done when you’re talking to a guy in his teens who cam’t wait to get down especially with a beautiful girl he’s just met and is getting involved with. And Come Back To Me could easily have been delivered from a 15-16 girl, 17-18 even, but it’s coming from a 20 year old woman. But again to go back to Janet Jackson she’s always seemed a lot younger than she actually is in actuality.
Still a great album twenty years later. I remember Rhythm Nation very well, because I was in junior high at the time that it came out in 1989 and in high school in 1990-91 when the album was completed. Janet Jackson was all over MTV and VH1 (when they both played music videos) from 89-91, because her album was so popular and so were her videos.
Black Cat was number one for several weeks and so was Love Will Never Do. And it was in junior high when I finally became a music fan and got into rhythm and blues and classic rock, got my first walkman (as they were called back then) and was always listening to it when I was in the car and would even take it to school and sometimes go to sleep with it on. (Don’t try that at home, kids)
Janet Jackson is simply a very adorable, sexy, and intelligent performer and communicator. Even if you don’t like her you can’t help, but notice her and perhaps at least hear what she’s saying. Which I believe is when you know a performer and commentator has their audience. When the people are listening even if they don’t like what they’re hearing.
Nasty baby live and in concert, with that tight-ass body and outfit. I know I’m being very direct here, but look at Janet Jackson in this video and you’ll know why. About as adorable and sexy of a human being that you’ll ever see. Rare you see a woman who is this cute to the point she could pass a a little girl when you look at that face, hear her voice and personality and yet is as sexy as any beautiful sexy woman in the prime of her life. And yet she’s a hell of a singer and dancer as well. A truly special talent and performer that a person who is both blind and death, would have to notice if she’s in their presence, especially if she’s performing and it that person is a man would probably get the ride (in a sexual sense) of his lifetime that his sight and hearing would suddenly snap back. I just don’t how else to describe who performer who is not only this good, but this attractive and sexy all at the same time. For a man performing with her, it’s probably like being up close to his girlfriend and wife when they’re with Janet and yet they’re suppose to be working here.
Forget Janet Jackson’s music for a moment, (no offense) because I can just watch her perform by dancing and see her move around on stage. She’s got both one of the sexiest and cutest bodies around. At least for a short American woman. She’s got a very athletic body and looks like she’s probably in the gym most of the time that she’s not performing in public. Either on a talk show, being interviewed somewhere, or performing in concert. I could watch her dance and move without her music or any music, because she’s so entertaining as a dancer. And I mean that both with her as a professional dancer and sexually speaking. Great body, great style, great moves, great outfit with the black Levis, the black t-shirt, the military boots. It’s been said that most guys just want to see women wearing tight t-shirts and tight jeans and from my perspective that would be both denim and leather jeans. Janet Jackson is a great example of why American men at least love sexy women in t-shirts and tight jeans and I would add boots. Because that’s the perfect outfit for a woman like Janet to show off her body and how hard she works to stay in shape and look great. And she’s got this look down.
One of the best classic Rock songs I’ve ever heard, just listen to the guitar and it comes from a rhythm and blues singer. Which might sound strange, but if you listen to lets say the rock band Aerosmith and how Joe Perry sounds on guitar and then listen to Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Jimmi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and then listen to a Janet Jackson, or a Aretha Franklin, the Blues Brothers, the sounds are very similar.
The beat is similar, but different enough that you know that it’s two styles of music and not one style with two different names. I think it would have been a stretch for Janet to play and sing to country or classical music, but rhythm and blues and classic rock and perhaps even hard rock, are very similar. Which is one reason I love both and are really the only two sounds of music that I listen to at all.
I’ll listen to Aerosmith just to hear Joe Perry on guitar. And Aerosmith is a great classic rock band and they’re more than just Joe Perry, but Perry alone by himself I believe is all you need to hear to know that they’re a great band. Janet sounds like a great rocker chick here and I believe at least part of that has to do from going to r and b to classic rock.