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.
She brings so much energy to her performances. When Janet Jackson is not performing, she must be spending all her free time in the gym working out. Perhaps she’s eating energy bars all the time and has a Starbucks kitchen in her house and drink all the caffeine all she wants. I think she would’ve made a hell of a pro athlete had she decided to go down that road instead of music. Music’s huge loss and would have been pro sports great gain. As far as The Pleasure Principle, it’s not one of my favorite songs. Sure! The video is great and very sexy watching Janet dance around in those tight black Guess jeans with that body. And it’s great to see her perform that song live or on video. But the song it’s self I don’t believe is great music. And maybe that is just me not picking up the point of the song, but that is how I feel about it as a music fan especially an R&B/classic rock fan who has been following Janet Jackson since junior high which for me goes back to the late 1980s. But she always looks and sounds great performing.
I think the Rhythm Nation album is Janet Jackson’s best album. Black Cat is a great classic rock song is also a great video. Love Will Never Do is a great love song. (If that is what you’re looking for) The tour and concerts are great (not that I ever went to one) just from seeing them on YouTube. Whatever you think of Janet Jackson and I’m a fan, but not her biggest fan, I believe you have to give her credit for being a great live performer. She’s a great entertainer, because she has the voice, she looks great, beautiful, adorable, great body, she moves so well and is a great dancer. But The Pleasure Principle similar to Justin Timberlake’s I’m Bringing Sexy Back song, I just don’t get the point of it. Where did sexy ever go and what is The Pleasure Principle. Great video and again she looks great doing it performing it with her singing and dancing. But what’s the point of the song? Or is it just some pop culture catch phrase that she was hoping would catch on and just rely on that. Instead of thinking it was a real song with real substance.