“Design Of A Decade” (1995)


Recording sessions : June/July 1995

Studios : Flyte Tyme, Edina studio

Label : Virgin Records

Release date : October 10, 1995

Original track listing


Twenty Foreplay

Demos/Alternate Versions/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions 

Others songs from this era 

Scream (duet with Michael Jackson) released in 1995 (Michael Jackson History)

Singles and videos

1st single Runaway : released on August 29, 1995

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 3

Music video directed by Marcus Nipsel

Date of shooting : August 27, 1995

Date of premiere : October 1995

Official release :  On DVD in 1995 (Design of a Decade) and in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). Not on Janet’s You Tube official page.

2nd single Twenty Foreplay released on January 8, 1996

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : Unable to enter the Billboard Hot 100 or the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as the song was not given a commercial release in the United States.

Music video directed by : Unknown

Date of shooting : November 1995

Date of premiere : January 1996

Official release :  Never released on DVD but on Janet’s You Tube official page.

Promotion (TV performances/Award Shows/magazine covers etc.)

September 7, 1995 : Michael & Janet attend the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City with Lisa Marie & Rene . MJ opens the ceremony with a 20 minutes long medley and accepts an award with Janet for Scream.

October 10, 1995 : “Design Of A Decade 1986-1996” is released by A&M Records as well as a VHS featuring all the videos from the “Control” & “Rhythm Nation” eras.

Janet goes to Australia to promote “Design Of A Decade”. She tapes an intervew on Rockp Pop Studio TV show.

November 1995 : Janet is on the cover of Jet & US magazines.

Mid December 1995 : Janet shoots a video for “Twenty Foreplay” where she plays actress Dorothy Danthridge. On the set of the video she gives interviews to BET’s Conversation With Ed Gordon and her French fan-club Black Cat.

January 1996 : Janet is on the cover of Upsale magazine.

BET airs Janet’s interview with Ed Gordon.

Previous era : « Janet » (1993)

Next era : « The Velvet Rope » era (1997)

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