Number Ones

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Number Ones replaces Design of a Decade, released 14 years prior. Excepting the new song "Make Me" (hard neo-disco/funk excellence), each song here was indeed a number one hit on Billboard's various charts, though "Got 'Til It's Gone" sneaks through a side door via the Japanese charts. One number one, oddly, is missing: "So Excited," a perfectly fine, 2006 single which topped the club chart. This set is more thorough with 1986-1996, too, adding Herb Alpert's "Diamonds" -- which would not have been out of place on Control, given Jam & Lewis' production and Janet's precedence over Alpert's trumpet -- as well as "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (with Luther Vandross) --...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Number Ones replaces Design of a Decade, released 14 years prior. Excepting the new song "Make Me" (hard neo-disco/funk excellence), each song here was indeed a number one hit on Billboard's various charts, though "Got 'Til It's Gone" sneaks through a side door via the Japanese charts. One number one, oddly, is missing: "So Excited," a perfectly fine, 2006 single which topped the club chart. This set is more thorough with 1986-1996, too, adding Herb Alpert's "Diamonds" -- which would not have been out of place on Control, given Jam & Lewis' production and Janet's precedence over Alpert's trumpet -- as well as "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (with Luther Vandross) -- all the smashes off janet., and "Scream" (with her brother). Say what you want about Janet peaking with Jam & Lewis during the latter half of the '80s -- to be fair, the argument is valid -- but she did rack up a career's worth of solid hits during the years that followed. Even if they were not as sonically innovative and lacked the same amount of pop appeal of the Control/Rhythm Nation-era singles, they clearly made a significant impact and have aged well. Four of the songs first compiled on Design of a Decade appear in slightly different forms, which could make a minor difference for the fans that are most hardcore. This includes the 7" video version of "Alright," the album version of "Control," the "short solo single version" of "Black Cat," and what is likely the single edit of "Rhythm Nation."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 602527229751
  • Catalog Number: 001361202
  • Sales rank: 12,455

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Have You Done for Me Lately (4:43)
  2. 2 Nasty (4:04)
  3. 3 When I Think of You (3:55)
  4. 4 Control (5:54)
  5. 5 Let's Wait Awhile (4:37)
  6. 6 The Pleasure Principle (4:14)
  7. 7 Diamonds (4:53)
  8. 8 Miss You Much (4:13)
  9. 9 Rhythm Nation (5:30)
  10. 10 Escapade (4:45)
  11. 11 Alright (4:59)
  12. 12 Come Back to Me (5:36)
  13. 13 Black Cat (4:32)
  14. 14 Love Will Never Do (Without You) (4:35)
  15. 15 The Best Things In Life Are Free (4:37)
  16. 16 That's the Way Love Goes (4:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 If (4:32)
  2. 2 Again (3:48)
  3. 3 Because of Love (4:18)
  4. 4 Any Time, Any Place (5:12)
  5. 5 Scream - Michael Jackson (4:02)
  6. 6 Runaway (3:35)
  7. 7 Got 'Til It's Gone (3:36)
  8. 8 Together Again (4:07)
  9. 9 I Get Lonely (4:01)
  10. 10 Go Deep (4:43)
  11. 11 What's It Gonna Be? - Busta Rhymes (4:03)
  12. 12 Doesn't Really Matter (4:56)
  13. 13 All for You (4:32)
  14. 14 Someone to Call My Lover (4:15)
  15. 15 All Nite (Don't Stop) (3:27)
  16. 16 Call on Me (3:35)
  17. 17 Feedback (3:56)
  18. 18 Make Me (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Janet Jackson Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Janet Jackson Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
Ralph Tresvant Composer
Herbie Hancock Composer
Darrell "Delite" Allamby Composer
Melanie Andrews Composer
Michael Bivins Composer
Dewey Bunnell Composer
Ronnie DeVoe Composer
Jermaine Dupri Composer
Wayne Garfield Composer
Jimmy Jam Composer
Terry Lewis Composer
Malavasi Composer
Monte Moir Composer
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin Composer
Antoinette Roberson Composer
David Romani Composer
Trevor Smith Composer
John Starks Composer
Fred Wesley Composer
Rodney Jerkins Composer
James Harris Composer
Charles Bobbit Composer
LaShawn Daniels Composer
Johnta Austin Composer
Dernst Emile Composer
John William Davis Composer
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  • Posted February 16, 2013

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    ¿Janet Jackson Number Ones¿ is a greatest hits set that covers 1

    “Janet Jackson Number Ones” is a greatest hits set that covers 16 different hits on her first cd and 18 songs on her second cd. Many of the songs on both cds are musically delightful, but the following songs are among my favorites from this compilation due to the musical experimentation: “Escapade”,“Black Cat”, “If”, and “Runaway”. “Janet Jackson Number Ones” is a strong greatest hits selection for those who like at least five Janet Jackson songs and/or greatest hits containing elements of musical experimentation.

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