Janet Jackson In The Studio

Janet Jackson’s Early Years : 1974-1981

Camp Kuchi Kaiai : LaToya Jackson’s song with Janet in the background vocals recorded in 1981. Released in 1981 (My Special Love).

Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (demo) : Michael Jackson’s song recorded in Fall 1978 at the Hayvenhurst home studio with Randy & Janet. Released on October 16, 2001 (Off The Wall Special Edition).

Fantasy : First song written by Janet at the age of 8 and recorded at the Hayvenhurst home studio in 1974. Remains unreleased.

If You Feel The Funk : LaToya Jackson’s song featuring Janet’s handclaps recorded in 1980. Released in 1980 (LaToya Jackson).

Love Songs For Kids : Recorded with Randy Jackson in 1978. Released in 1978 as B-side of Randy’s debut single How Can I Be Sure.

Lovely Is She : LaToya Jackson’s song co-written by Janet. Released in 1980 (LaToya Jackson).

Janet Jackson era : 1982-1983

Come Give Your Love To Me : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

Don’ Mess Up This Good Thing : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

Forever Yours : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

Love And My Best Friend : Recorded in 1982. Released on September 21, 1982 (Janet Jackson).

Mountain Dew Jingle : Jingle recorded by Janet in 1982-1983 to promote Mountain Dew’s soft drink. Remains unreleased.

Dream Street era : 1984-1985

All My Love To You : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Baby Sister : LaToya Jackson’s song with background vocals by Janet. Recorded in 1985. Released in 1986 (Imagination).

Bet’cha Gonna Need My Lovin’ : LaToya Jackson’s song feauring Janet. Recorded and released in 1984 (Heart Don’t Lie).

Communication : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Don’t Stand Another Chance : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Dream Street : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Fast Girls : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

French Blue : Medley of two tracks Fast Girls and Pretty Boy recorded in 1984. Released as B-side of Fast Girls in 1984.

Frustration : LaToya Jackson’s song with Janet’s backing vocals recorded in 1984. Released in 1984 (Heart Don’t Lie).

Heart Don’t Lie : LaToya Jackson’s song with Janet’s backing vocals recorded in 1984. Released in 1984 (Heart Don’t Lie).

Hold Back The Tears : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

If It Takes All Night : Recorded in 1984. Released on October 23, 1984 (Dream Street).

Control era : 1985-1987

Control : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

Control (video mix) : Recorded in 1986. Released on January 26, 1987 (Control: The Remixes).

Diamonds : Herb Alpert’s song feauting Janet. Recorded in 1986. Released on February 13, 19871987 (Keep Your Eye On Me).

Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun) : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

Let’s Wait Awhile : Recorded in August-October 1985. Released on February 4, 1986 (Control).

Making Love in the Rain : Herb Alpert’s song feauting Janet. Recorded in 1986. Released on February 13, 19871987 (Keep Your Eye On Me).

Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 era : 1988-1991

Alright : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Alright (R&B Mix) : Mix recorded in 1990 featuring rap by Heavy D from the ‘Alright” short film. Released in 1990 (B side of “Alright” single).

Black Cat : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Come Back : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Come Back To Me : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Escapade : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Hey Baby : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Let’s Dance : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Livin’ in a World (They Didn’t Make) : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Livin’…In Complete Darkness : Interlude recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Lonely : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Love Will Never Do (Without You) : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Miss You Much : Recorded in September 1988-May 1989. Released on September 19, 1989 (Rhythm Nation 1814).

Janet era : 1992-1995

Again : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Again (French Version) aka Amoureuse de toi aka Encore : Recorded in 1993. Released in 1993 (Janet Limited edition bonus disc).

And On And On : Recorded in 1993. Released in 1993 (Janet Special Oz Tour Limited Edition (bonus disc).

Another Lover : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Any Time, Any Place : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Are You Still Up : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Back : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Be A Good Boy : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Because Of Love : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Best Things Are Free : Duet between Luther Vandross and Janet, Recorded in early 1992 for the Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis-produced soundtrack to the 1992 American film Mo’ Money, starring Damon Wayans. Released on May 12, 1992.

Funky Big Band : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Go On Miss Janet : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Hold On Baby : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

If : Recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Love Pt. 2 : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Morning : Interlude recorded in September 1992-March 1993. Released on May 18, 1993 (Janet).

Design Of A Decade era : 1995-1996

The Velvet Rop era : 1997-1999

Accept Me : Recorded in 1997. Released in 1998 as a B side of “Every Time” single.

Anything : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Ask For More : Recorded in late 1998 and released in January 1999 as part of a Pepsi contest. Ask for More” is released as a promotional single by Janet Jackson for Pepsi. The campaign is launched as a re-branding for Pepsi internationally. Alternate versions of the campaign also co-stars Hong Kong singer Aaron Kwok for the Asian market and aired in China, and Latino singer Ricky Martin for the Latin market and aired in Latin America. A duet version of the song performed in Spanish by Jackson and Martin was also aired in Europe as part of the commercial campaign.

Can’t Be Stopped : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Empty : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Every Time : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Fasten Your Seatbelts : Interlude recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Free Xone : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Full : Interlude recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Girlfriend/Boyfriend : Background vocals recorded in 1998 released in 1999 on Blackstreet’s “Finally” album.

Go Deep : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Go Deep (Timbaland Remix feat Missy Elliott) : Recorded in 1998. Released in 1998 (Go Deep single).

God’s Stepchild : Recorded in 1997. Released in 1997 on The Velvet Rope’s Japanese Edition (bonus track).

Got Til It’s Gone : Recorded in January-July 1997. Featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

How We Roll 98 : Registered with the BMI. Date unknown. Remains unreleased.

I Get Lonely : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

I Get Lonely (TNT Remix Edit) (Ft. Blackstreet) : Recorded in 1997. Released in 1998 (I Get Lonely single).

I Know The Truth : Duet with Elton John recorded in 1998 and released in 1999 on Elton John’s “AIDA” album.

Luv Me, Luv Me : Recorded in 1998 with Jamaican-American reggae singer Shaggy featuring Janet is released as a single from the soundtrack to the film How Stella Got Her Groove Back. The song is re-recorded in 2000 with Samantha Cole’s vocals after Janet’s label withheld the song from being included on Shaggy’s next album. Version with Janet included on a promo CD entitled Stella’s Favourite Grooves but remains unreleased.

Memory : Interlude recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

Message From Penny : Interlude recorded by Janet in 1998 and released on Methid Man’s album Tical 2000 : Judgment Day.

My Need : Recorded in January-July 1997. Released on October 7, 1997 (The Velvet Rope).

All For You era : 2000-2002

All For You : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

All For You (video mix) : Recorded in 2001. Released in 2009 (Number Ones).

(And She Said) Take Me Now : Justin Timberlake’s song with Janet’s background vocals. Recorded and relreased in 2002 (Justified).

Bang Bang : Recorded in 2001 during the All For You sessions. Remains unreleased.

Better Days : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Boyz : Song recorded during the All For You sessions in 2001. Remains unreleased.

China Love : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Clouds : Interlude recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Come On Get Up : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Doesn’t Really Matter (album version) : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Doesn’t Really Matter (single version) : Recorded in 2000. Released in 2000 on the “Nutty Professor II : The Klumps” soundtrack. Slightly different from the album version.

Ecstacy : Song recorded with the Neptunes in 2001. Remains unreleased.

Feel It Boy : Background vocals recorded in 2002. Released in 2002 on Beenie Man’s “Tropical Storm” album.

Feels So Right : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

For Love I’l Do It All Again : Recorded in 2001 during the All For You sessions. Remains unreleased.

Intro : Interlude recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Lame : Interlude recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Love Scene (Ooh Baby) : Recorded in March 2000-February 2001. Released on April 16, 2001 (All For You).

Lucky Again : Recorded in 2000-2001 during the All For You sessions. Remains unreleased.

Damita Jo era : 2003-2004

All Nite (Don’t Stop) : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Could This Be Love : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004 with the Neptunes. The song leaked but remains unreleased.

Country : Interlude recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Damita Jo : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Don’t Worry : Song by rapper Chingy feauturing Janet. Recorded and released in 2004 (Powerballin’).

Exhibition : “Clean” version of Sexhibition recorded in 2004 and released on some versions of Damita Jo.

Have Your Way With Me : Recorded in 2003-2004 with John Legend & Kayne West during the Damito Jo sessions. Remains unreleased.

If You Want To : Recorded in 2003-2004 with Dallas Austin during the Damito Jo sessions. Remains unreleased.

I’m Here : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (bonus track on the japonese edition of Damita Jo).

Island Life : Interlude recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

It All Comes Down To Love : Interlude recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

I Want You : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Just A Little While : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Let It Go : Recorded in 2003-2004 with Dallas Austin during the Damito Jo sessions. Remains unreleased.

Like You Don’t Love Me : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Looking for Love : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Love Me : Recorded in 2003-2004. Alternate version of Just A Little While. Leaked online but remains unreleased.

Magic Hour : Interlude recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

Moist : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

My Baby : Recorded in October 2002-February 2004. Featuring Kayne West. Released on March 30, 2004 (Damita Jo).

20 Y.O era : 2005-2006

Almost There : Song by R&B singer Nodesha (Felix) with background vocals by Janet. Recorded and released in 2006.

Call On Me : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006 with Nelly. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Charged : Song recorded during the 20 Y.O sessions in 2005-2006. Remains unreleased.

Clap Your Hands : Song recorded during the 20 Y.O sessions in 2005-2006. Remains unreleased.

Daybreak : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Days Go By : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (bonus track on the Japanese edition of 20 Y.O).

Do It To Me : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Enjoy : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Get It Out Of Me : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Gotta Getcha : Jermaine Dupri’s song featuring Janet recorded in 2005. Released in 2005 (Jermaine Dupri Presents Young, Fly & Flashy Vol 1).

Guilty Pleasure : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Jermaine Dupri during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

Hold On : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Jermaine Dupri during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

(Intro) 20 : Interlude recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

Kiss : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with R. Kelly during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

Love 2 Love : Recorded in May 2005-May 2006. Released on September 26, 2006 (20 Y.O).

My One : Recorded in 2005- 2006 with Jermaine Dupri during the 20 Y.O sessions. Remains unreleased.

Discipline era : 2007-2008

Back : Interlude recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Can’t Be Good : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Curtains : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Discipline : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Feedback : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Good Morning Janet : Interlude recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Greatest X : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Intro : I.D : Interlude recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Let Me Know : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (bonus track on the japanese edition of Discipline).

Luv : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Number Ones era : 2009-2011

Heartbeatlove : Recorded in late 2009 with Rodney Jerkins & Pitbull. Posted on Darkchild website in February 2010. Remains unreleased.

Make Me : Recorded in July 2009. Released on September 22, 2009 (Make Me single).

Unbreakable era : 2012-2016

After Your Fall : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Bathroom Break : Recorded in July-December 2007. Released on February 26, 2008 (Discipline).

Black Eagle : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Broken Hearts Heal : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Burnitup! : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Feauturing Missy Elliott. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Dammn Baby : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Dream Maker/Euphoria : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Gon’ B Alright : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Lessons Learned : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable).

Love U 4 Life : Recorded in August 2012 to August 2015. Released on October 02, 2015 (Unbreakable). Released as a bonus track of the japanese edition

State Of The World/Metamorphosis era : 2017-2019

Luv I Luv : Song recorded in 2017. On January 29, 2022, parts 3 and 4 of Janet’s documentary air on Lifetime and A&E. During the ending credits, a short snipped of a new song titled “Luv I Luv” is played. The song is not released on digital platforms and it remains unreleased.

Made For Now : Recorded in spring of 2018. Released on August 17, 2018 (Made For Now single).

Made For Now (latin version) : Spanish version recorded in 2018. Released in 2018 on streaming.

The Black Diamond era : 2020-2023

February 10, 2020 : Janet on her social medias : “Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears. I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled “Black Diamond”. I love u guys so much and I’m so excited to share this new era with you. See u soon!”.

September 14, 2021 : US medias like Rolling Stone or People report that “Janet Jackson’s new album will be released in 2022…For the album, she has worked with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Darrel Randle, Ralph Johnson, Siedah Garrett and Marcel East.”Those reports are removed a few hours later without any explanation from Janet’s team.

January 29, 2022 : Parts 3 and 4 of Janet’s documentary air on Lifetime and A&E. In Part 4, Janet reveals that she has forgiven Justin Timberlake and that they are friends. During the ending credits, a short snipped of a new song titled “Luv I Luv” is played. The song is not released on digital platforms.

October 15, 2022 : UK’s tabloid The Sun : “Janet Jackson is set to return with a huge world tour and her first London performance in more than a decade. She will perform a re-worked show after cancelling her Black Diamond tour in 2020 and will tease some new material. It will focus on the reissue of her 1997 album The Velvet Rope as well as some brand new material. It’s a massive deal”.

December 12, 2022 : During a live video chat on Instagram from her London home, Janet announces a new tour titled “Together Again” with dates in Nort America in April-June 2023 and she promises “new music”. The annoncement comes with two brand new pictures.

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