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Kinda pointless telling us the most downloaded when physicals contribute a hell of a lot to the overall totals.

Been getting "No Sleeep" because you can't wait for Janet Jackson's new album? Think you're going to "Scream" if you don't hear some new Janet music soon? We know the feeling.

The bona fide member of pop royalty Janet Jackson releases her 11th studio album Unbreakable on 2October, and while we wait, we're rewinding slightly to check out the biggest songs of her 30-year career.

Before we unveil the full Top 40 most downloaded Janet tracks, let's take a closer look at the all-important Top 5. Watch out Stanets, some serious chart stats heading your way.

1: Together Again


In pole position, one of Janet's first forays into dance music saw her pay tribute to her close pals who were no longer with us. As usual, Janet's dance routine for Together Again was a masterclass in precision and pliability.

Over 50,000 copies of the song have been downloaded since we started counting in 2005 – not bad to say the song came out a whole seven years earlier and sold a whopping 747,000 on physical format.

PEAK: 4
YEAR: 1997

ChartFact: Together Again is Janet's biggest selling single in the UK, even though it only got to Number 4. It's sold over 798,000 copies in total

2: Scream


You'd think with two megastars in the family, Michael and Janet would have teamed up for a guaranteed smash pretty often, but we had to wait until 1995 before the swivel-hipped duo got together for this classic.

Not a Number 1, sadly, but another Top 3 smash for the pair, Scream's total chart sales tally stands at over 200,000. At the time, its video was rumoured to be the most expensive ever – imagine if it had been in colour. Twice the price!

PEAK: 3
YEAR: 1995

ChartFact: Scream was Janet's eighth Top 10 hit. She's racked up 17 altogether.

3: All For You


"Got a nice package, all right," sang Janet in this saucy, retro R&B jam – no idea wha she was referring to, of course. All For You was stopped from hitting the top by the combined might of Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Shaggy.

She's only had one Top 10 since, with Feel It Boy the collabo with Beenie Man from 2002.

PEAK: 3
YEAR: 2001

ChartFact: All For You was Janet's fourth single to peak at Number 3

4: The Best Things In Life Are Free


It seems we really love Janet when she teams up with another superstar. Her collaboration with silky-voiced legend Luther Vandross was so popular, it hit the Top 10 twice!

The Best Things In Life Are Free was first released in 1992 and became Janet's first serious challenge for the top spot, held off at number 2 by Snap's Rhythm Is A Dancer.

Three years later, it was back! A remixed version peaked at Number 7.

PEAK: 2
YEAR: 1992

ChartFact: The Best Things in Life Are Free came close, but Janet has never had a Number 1 single in the UK. The 1992 version of the song was the 17th biggest selling single of that year.

5: That's The Way Love Goes
Leading off the huge album Janet, That's The Way Love Goes saw Janet take a more mature direction, and having her second Number 2 peak in a row. She's not been that high since, believe it or not.

PEAK: 2
YEAR: 1993

ChartFact: That's The Way Love Goes has sold over 214,000 copies.

Her most downloaded '80s song is…


When I Think of You! Taken from Janet's breakthrough album Control, When I Think of You reached Number 10 in 1986 and was the third of an incredible seven singles to come from that one release. It was her first chart-topper in the US.


Other notable entries

Janet's first ever UK Top 10 What Have You Done For Me Lately just makes it into her Top 10 most downloaded tracks (10). What Have You Done for Me Lately was the 60th bestselling single of 1986 and has shifted over 252,000 copies. Her most recent Top 40 hit, Call On Me, a team-up with rapper Nelly, finishes two spots above at 8.

Janet's most recent single No Sleeep makes an appearance already – it's at Number 19.


Bonus ChartFact: Janet's first ever chart entry was way back in 1984. The song? Why, it was a duet called Two To The Power Of One. And her duetting partner? Well, it was Cliff Richard, actually. No, for real. The track peaked at Number 83.

Take a look at Janet's Official Top 40 most downloaded tracks

TRACK PEAK YEAR
1 TOGETHER AGAIN 4 1997
2 SCREAM (WITH MICHAEL JACKSON) 3 1995
3 ALL FOR YOU 3 2001
4 THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE (WITH LUTHER VANDROSS) 2 1992
5 THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES 2 1993
6 FEEDBACK 0 2007
7 WHEN I THINK OF YOU 10 1986
8 CALL ON ME (WITH NELLY) 18 2006
9 MAKE ME 73 2009
10 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY 3 1986
11 SON OF A GUN (I BETCHA THINK THIS SONG) (FT CARLY SIMON) 13 2001
12 AGAIN 6 1993
13 LETS WAIT AWHILE 3 1987
14 RHYTHM NATION 23 1989
15 DOESN'T REALLY MATTER 5 2000
16 ALL NITE (DON'T STOP) 19 2004
17 SO EXCITED - 2006
18 WHOOPS NOW 9 1995
19 NO SLEEEP N/A 2015
20 SOMEONE TO CALL MY LOVER 11 2001
21 IF 14 1993
22 NASTY 19 1986
23 I GET LONELY 5 1998
24 ANY TIME ANY PLACE 13 1994
25 RUNAWAY 6 1995
26 BLACK CAT 15 1990
27 LUV ME LUV ME (WITH SHAGGY) N/A 2004
28 ESCAPADE 17 1990
29 GO DEEP 13 1998
30 MISS YOU MUCH 22 1989
31 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE 24 1987
32 COME BACK TO ME 20 1990
33 LOVE WILL NEVER DO (WITHOUT YOU) 34 1990
34 JUST A LITTLE WHILE 15 2004
35 ROCK WITH U N/A 2008
36 EVERY TIME 46 1998
37 VELVET ROPE N/A 2004
38 CONTROL 42 1987
39 NOTHING N/A 2010
40 LUV N/A 2008
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post May 16 2016, 07:43 PM
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Unfortunately, this is just the same article that was posted by them last September. sad.gif The only thing different is the publish date.
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Together Again wub.gif One of my favourite records of all time wub.gif
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QUOTE(jase. @ May 16 2016, 10:02 PM) *
Together Again wub.gif One of my favourite records of all time wub.gif

Funnily enough, 'Again' and 'Together Again' are my two favourite songs by her. Maybe she needs to release another song with 'Again' in the title. Again.

But yeah this is a bit of a pointless list really, I'd rather see a list of her total sales.


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I don't know, its interesting to see long running artists' trickle sales of songs they released ages ago. I find, anyway. I'd definitely find a list like this for someone like Madonna or U2 interesting, to see what older songs kept their popularity or became unexpectedly popular.
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I still can't believe that barely anyone is downloading Got Til It's Gone.
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No, me neither, it's one of her best tracks. Very odd indeed.
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Yeah weird that GTIG isnt top40 at least.

Rhythm Nation did remarkably well considering how old it is and the meh peak it had back then
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Janet's sales for her 90s records. The number in brackets is the position of the record in the 1990s decade chart

Togther Again - 743,501 (60)
The Best Things In Life Are Free - 246,105 (457) (1992 release)
Scream - 244,239 (461)
Gone 'Til It's Gone - 193,654 (621)
That's The Way Love Goes - 188,085 (649)
Again - 155,568 (835)
Runaway - 152,829 (852)
The Best Things In Life Are Free (Remix) - 152,001 (860) (1995 release)
Whoops Now / What'll I Do - 151,045 (866)
What's It Gonna Be - 141,763 (927)

Sales to March 1997 were based on the old chart panel compilation method so the sales figures may be higher than the figures the OCC hold.
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post May 16 2017, 12:14 PM
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Janet Jackson's Official Top 40 most downloaded songs
16 May 2017 | By Justin Myers

Refresh yourself with Miss Jackson's stellar back catalogue of heavy hitters.

Happy Birthday Janet Jackson!

It would be rude to reveal a lady's age, but not to unveil her most downloaded singles of all-time, so that's exactly what we're going to do today (May 16) to celebrate the fact the iconic performer is still going strong.

Before we unveil the full Top 40 most downloaded Janet tracks, let's take a closer look at the all-important Top 5. Watch out Stanets, some serious chart stats heading your way.

1: Together Again
In pole position, one of Janet's first forays into dance music saw her pay tribute to her close pals who were no longer with us. As usual, Janet's dance routine for Together Again was a masterclass in precision and pliability.

Over 57,000 copies of the song have been downloaded since we started counting in 2005 – not bad to say the song came out a whole seven years earlier and sold a whopping 747,000 on physical formats.

PEAK: 4
YEAR: 1997

ChartFact: Together Again is Janet's biggest selling single in the UK, even though it only got to Number 4. Interestingly, although Janet has scored 9 Top 5 singles, Together Again is her only one to peak at Number 4.

2: Scream
You'd think with two megastars in the family, Michael and Janet would have teamed up for a guaranteed smash pretty often, but we had to wait until 1995 before the swivel-hipped duo got together for this classic.

Not a Number 1, sadly, but another Top 3 smash for the pair. Scream's total chart sales tally stands at over 200,000. At the time, its video was rumoured to be the most expensive ever – imagine if it had been in colour. Twice the price!

PEAK: 3
YEAR: 1995

ChartFact: Scream was Janet's eighth Top 10 hit. She's racked up 17 altogether.

3: All For You
"Got a nice package, all right," sang Janet in this saucy, retro R&B jam – no idea wha she was referring to, of course. All For You was stopped from hitting the top by the combined might of Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Shaggy.

She's only had one Top 10 since, with Feel It Boy the collabo with Beenie Man from 2002.

PEAK: 3
YEAR: 2001

ChartFact: All For You was Janet's fourth single to peak at Number 3.

4: The Best Things In Life Are Free
It seems we really love Janet when she teams up with another superstar. Her collaboration with silky-voiced legend Luther Vandross was so popular, it hit the Top 10 twice!

The Best Things In Life Are Free was first released in 1992 and became Janet's first serious challenge for the top spot, held off at number 2 by Snap's Rhythm Is A Dancer.

Three years later, it was back! A remixed version peaked at Number 7.

PEAK: 2
YEAR: 1992

ChartFact: The Best Things In Life Are Free came close, but Janet has never had a Number 1 single in the UK. The 1992 version of the song was the 17th biggest selling single of that year.

5: That's The Way Love Goes
Leading off the huge album Janet., That's The Way Love Goes saw Jan take a more mature direction, and it gave her a second Number 2 peak in a row. She's not been that high since, believe it or not.

PEAK: 2
YEAR: 1993

ChartFact: That's The Way Love Goes has sold over 214,000 copies. Another song to peak at Number 2, Janet holds the record as the solo artist with the most Top 10 hits that never scored a UK chart topper. Yet. There are plenty of bangers left in her yet!

Her most downloaded '80s song is…
When I Think Of You! Taken from Janet's breakthrough album Control, When I Think Of You reached Number 10 in 1986 and was the third of an incredible seven singles to come from that one release. It was her first chart-topper in the US.

Other notable entries
Janet's first ever UK Top 10 What Have You Done For Me Lately just makes it into her Top 10 most downloaded tracks (10). What Have You Done For Me Lately was the 60th bestselling single of 1986 and has shifted over 252,000 copies. Her most recent Top 40 hit, Call On Me, a team-up with rapper Nelly, finishes one spot above at 9.

The lead single from Janet's latest album Unbreakable, No Sleeep has managed to crack into the Top 20 at Number 19.

Bonus ChartFact: Janet's first ever chart entry was way back in 1984. The song? Why, it was a duet called Two To The Power Of One. And her tag team partner? Well, it was Cliff Richard, actually. No, for real. The track peaked at Number 83.

Take a look at Janet's Official Top 40 Most Downloaded tracks

Song BY PEAK YEAR
1 TOGETHER AGAIN JANET JACKSON 4 1997
2 SCREAM MICHAEL JACKSON/JANET JACKSON 3 1995
3 ALL FOR YOU JANET JACKSON 3 2001
4 THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE LUTHER VANDROSS/JANET JACKSON 2 1992
5 THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES JANET JACKSON 2 1993
6 FEEDBACK JANET JACKSON 114 2007
7 WHEN I THINK OF YOU JANET JACKSON 10 1986
8 GOT 'TIL IT'S GONE JANET FT Q-TIP & JONI MITCHELL 6 1997
9 CALL ON ME JANET JACKSON & NELLY 18 2006
10 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY JANET JACKSON 3 1986
11 MAKE ME JANET JACKSON 73 2009
12 AGAIN JANET JACKSON 6 1993
13 RHYTHM NATION JANET JACKSON 23 1989
14 SON OF A GUN (I BETCHA THINK THIS SONG) JANET JACKSON FT CARLY SIMON 13 2001
15 LETS WAIT AWHILE JANET JACKSON 3 1987
16 DOESN'T REALLY MATTER JANET JACKSON 5 2000
17 WHOOPS NOW/WHAT'LL I DO JANET JACKSON 9 1995
18 ALL NITE (DON'T STOP)/I WANT YOU JANET JACKSON 19 2004
19 NO SLEEEP JANET JACKSON N/A 2015
20 SO EXCITED JANET JACKSON N/A 2006
21 WHATS IT GONNA BE BUSTA RHYMES FT JANET 6 1999
22 IF JANET JACKSON 14 1993
23 SOMEONE TO CALL MY LOVER JANET JACKSON 11 2001
24 NASTY JANET JACKSON 19 1986
25 I GET LONELY JANET JACKSON 5 1998
26 ANY TIME ANY PLACE JANET JACKSON 13 1994
27 BLACK CAT JANET JACKSON 15 1990
28 RUNAWAY JANET JACKSON 6 1995
29 ESCAPADE JANET JACKSON 17 1990
30 LUV ME LUV ME SHAGGY FT JANET JACKSON N/A 2004
31 BURNITUP JANET JACKSON FT MISSY ELLIOTT N/A 2015
32 GO DEEP JANET JACKSON 13 1998
33 MISS YOU MUCH JANET JACKSON 22 1989
34 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE JANET JACKSON 24 1987
35 COME BACK TO ME JANET JACKSON 20 1990
36 LOVE WILL NEVER DO (WITHOUT YOU) JANET JACKSON 34 1990
37 ROCK WITH U JANET JACKSON N/A 2008
38 JUST A LITTLE WHILE JANET JACKSON 15 2004
39 EVERY TIME JANET JACKSON 46 1998
40 CONTROL JANET JACKSON 42 1986

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'Feedback' really should've been at least a top 100 hit, what happened with that?
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I've always been baffled by that, surely the release was botched or something, I can't remember laugh.gif Absolute banger and #114 or whatever it is is a ridiculous peak.
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QUOTE(Liаm @ May 16 2017, 03:04 PM) *
I've always been baffled by that, surely the release was botched or something, I can't remember laugh.gif Absolute banger and #114 or whatever it is is a ridiculous peak.


It was simply a case of it gaining absolutely zero airplay or support here, so it struggled to ever get anywhere.
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Time for La Toya's Top 10 really!
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QUOTE(Robbie @ May 19 2016, 11:53 PM) *
Janet's sales for her 90s records. The number in brackets is the position of the record in the 1990s decade chart

Togther Again - 743,501 (60)
The Best Things In Life Are Free - 246,105 (457) (1992 release)
Scream - 244,239 (461)
Gone 'Til It's Gone - 193,654 (621)
That's The Way Love Goes - 188,085 (649)
Again - 155,568 (835)
Runaway - 152,829 (852)
The Best Things In Life Are Free (Remix) - 152,001 (860) (1995 release)
Whoops Now / What'll I Do - 151,045 (866)
What's It Gonna Be - 141,763 (927)

Sales to March 1997 were based on the old chart panel compilation method so the sales figures may be higher than the figures the OCC hold.


Ooh, how do you know the positions for the 90s chart out of the top 100, would love to see the top 1000 or even top 200 smile.gif
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QUOTE(Tombo @ May 16 2017, 02:18 PM) *
Time for La Toya's Top 10 really!


YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSS!!!

She and Rebbie share a birthday on May 29th so they could do a combined chart.
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QUOTE(Liаm @ May 16 2017, 02:04 PM) *
I've always been baffled by that, surely the release was botched or something, I can't remember laugh.gif Absolute banger and #114 or whatever it is is a ridiculous peak.


I'm guessing it was an early OA/OS release and then it never gained momentum anywhere.
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Wow she's never had a no.1!! ohmy.gif

I'd always heard that Together Again was in a huge chart battle vs Sunchyme and lost out and came second.

Her best three songs are in the top3, but where is Doesn't Really Matter? That should be top4!!

I also thought she was as big as Madonna at one point but apparently not!

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QUOTE(Tombo @ May 16 2017, 03:18 PM) *
Time for La Toya's Top 10 really!


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QUOTE(Yeasty Clutch @ May 16 2017, 09:31 PM) *
Wow she's never had a no.1!! ohmy.gif

I also thought she was as big as Madonna at one point but apparently not!


Sadly she was never as big here as she was in America. Still an impressive collection of hits.

Super Bowl really destroyed her mainstream career. Had some fantastic output since then which hasn't got the attention it deserved. Unbreakable was in my personal top 3 albums of 2015.
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