Word on the Street: What's Your Favorite Janet Jackson Song?

Word on the Street: What's Your Favorite Janet Jackson Song?

ESSENCE.COM Nov, 16, 2009

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In celebration of Janet Jackson’s “Number Ones” compilation, we hit the streets of New York City to ask real people what their favorite JJ song is and why.

Reported By: Jenisha Watts

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“I like that song because Michael is on it. I think they should have made more music together.”

—Gillian Holland, 24

Listen Now:Michael Jackson

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“It’s one of those songs where you can’t get stressed, the title speaks for itself. It’s also very therapeutic.”

—Greg St. Plice, 33

Listen Now:Janet Jackson - Design of a Decade: 1986-1996 - Alright

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“It talks about different cultures coming together. The song is very joyful.”

—Avianna Johnson, 18

Listen Now:Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 - Rhythm Nation

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“The way it starts off, you know, being that teenager, you want to gain control in life, to regain control over everything.”

—Josie Edouard, 35

Listen Now:Janet Jackson - Design of a Decade: 1986-1996

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“I like the beat and her freedom on the soundtrack.”

—Veronica Evans, 19

Listen Now:Janet Jackson - All for You - Doesn't Really Matter

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“I like the choreography in the video because they were dancing on another level. It was different and out there.”

—Arinze Lasbrey, 20

Listen Now:Janet featuring Khia - 20 Y.O. - So Excited

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“It’s just ultra sexy. It’s bold and affirmative. She’s letting you know any time, any place, and I am for it!”

—Kys Swinny, 25

Listen Now:Janet Jackson - Janet.

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“The beat, also it’s so straight forward. You can’t help but relate to what she is saying on the track.”

—Maudisa Nooitmeek, 23

Listen Now:Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 - Lonely

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“The dancing, the video, the connection makes it a wonderful song. I just love the chemistry in the video!”

—Iheoma Nooitmeek, 29

Listen Now:Janet Jackson - Janet. - That's the Way Love Goes