Number Ones

Number Ones

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by Janet Jackson
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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:
0602527229751
catalogNumber:
001361202
Rank:
9311

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. What Have You Done for Me Lately
  2. Nasty
  3. When I Think of You
  4. Control
  5. Let's Wait Awhile
  6. The Pleasure Principle
  7. Diamonds
  8. Miss You Much
  9. Rhythm Nation
  10. Escapade
  11. Alright
  12. Come Back to Me
  13. Black Cat
  14. Love Will Never Do (Without You)
  15. The Best Things In Life Are Free
  16. That's the Way Love Goes

Disc 2

  1. If
  2. Again
  3. Because of Love
  4. Any Time, Any Place
  5. Scream  - Michael Jackson
  6. Runaway
  7. Got 'Til It's Gone
  8. Together Again
  9. I Get Lonely
  10. Go Deep
  11. What's It Gonna Be?  - Busta Rhymes
  12. Doesn't Really Matter
  13. All for You
  14. Someone to Call My Lover
  15. All Nite (Don't Stop)
  16. Call on Me
  17. Feedback
  18. Make Me

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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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Number Ones 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MikeCheck 3 months ago
How can you go wrong here? All of Janet Jackson's #1's on various Billboard charts. Janet's discography rivals just about anybody's in music history. This collection has so many hits that it comes with 2 discs - packed with hit after hit after hit.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
“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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