Janet Jackson’s 10 #1 Singles: Revisited, Reviewed & Ranked

Beginner's Guide To Janet Jackson
Here's everything you need to know about the legendary Miss Janet Jackson.

Like a moth to a flame, burned by desire, the one and only Janet Jackson is returning to the pop scene she once so effortlessly dominated after an seven-year absence. All that time away has allowed for a bit of perspective when it comes to Janet’s career — particularly with regards to the string of four consecutive, iconic albums she released over an 11-year period beginning in 1986 (also worth a revisit: 2008’s overlooked Discipline), and the 15-year stretch of chart-topping singles that began with Control‘s breezy pop pleaser “When I Think Of You” and culminated with disco jam “All For You” off Jackson’s same-titled 2001 album.

This week, in anticipation of the second coming of Janet, Idolator has been poring over some of her famous (and famously sexy) photos and memorable single covers, and we even crafted a handy guide to all things Miss Jackson, for those younger music fans who have yet to discover their “Nasty” side.

Today we revisit Janet Damito Jo Jackson’s ten #1 singles, all of which she recorded with songwriter-producer duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and ordered them by how well they stand up in the grand scheme of the Rhythm Nation.

Check out our ranking of Janet’s biggest hits by clicking through the pages below!