Janet Jackson: Rhythm nation 12" picture disc

Janet Jackson: Rhythm nation 12″ picture disc UK 1989. Check video and three special mixes.

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Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation
Label: Breakout
Catalog#: USAPD 673
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Picture Disc
Country: UK
Released: 1989

Tracklist
A Rhythm Nation (House Nation Mix) 6:49
B1 Rhythm Nation (United Mix) 6:35
Remix – Shep Pettibone
B2 Rhythm Nation (United Dub) 6:09
Remix – Shep Pettibone
Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation

Rhythm Nation” is a song by American singer Janet Jackson, released as the second single from her fourth studio album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989). It was written and produced by Jackson, in collaboration with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Jackson developed the song’s concept in response to various tragedies in the media, deciding to pursue a socially conscious theme by using a political standpoint within upbeat dance music. In the United States, it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Dance Club Songs charts. It also peaked within the top 40 of most singles charts worldwide. “Rhythm Nation” received several accolades, including BMI Pop Awards for “Most Played Song”, the Billboard Award for “Top Dance/Club Play Single” and a Grammy nomination for Jackson as “Producer of the Year.” It has been included in two of Jackson’s greatest hits collections, Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 (1995) and Number Ones (2009).

The accompanying music video for “Rhythm Nation” was directed by Dominic Sena, serving as the final inclusion in Jackson’s long-form Rhythm Nation 1814 film. It portrays rapid choreography within a “post-apocalyptic” warehouse setting, with Jackson and her dancers adorned in unisex military attire. It was filmed in black-and-white to portray the song’s theme of racial harmony. Jackson’s record label attempted to persuade her against filming the video, but upon her insistence it became “the most far-reaching single project the company has ever attempted.” The video received two MTV Video Music Awards for “Best Choreography” and “Best Dance Video.” Jackson also won the Billboard Award for “Best Female Video Artist” in addition to the “Director’s Award” and “Music Video Award for Artistic Achievement.” The Rhythm Nation 1814 film won the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video. The video’s outfit was inducted into the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, where its hand-written lyrics are also used in the museum’s class on female songwriters.

Artists such as Sleigh BellsJamie Lidell, and Kylie Minogue have cited the song as an influence, while artists including Lady GagaPeter AndreOK GoMickey AvalonUsher, and Britney Spears have referenced its music video. BeyoncéCheryl ColeRihanna and Ciara have also paid homage to its outfit and choreography within live performances. It has inspired the careers of choreographers such as Darrin Henson and Travis Payne. Actors including Kate HudsonMichael K. Williams, and Elizabeth Mathis have studied its music video, with its choreography also used in the film Tron: Legacy. It has been covered by PinkCrystal Kay, and Girls’ Generation and has also been performed on GleeThe X Factor USA, and Britain’s Got Talent.


We have so little time to solve these problems. I want people to realize the urgency. I want to grab their attention. Music is my way of doing that. It’s okay to have fun — I want to be certain that point is clear. I have fun. Dancing is fun. Dancing is healthy. It pleases me when the kids say my stuff is kickin’, but it pleases me even more when they listen to the lyrics. The lyrics mean so much to me.

— Jackson on the concept of “Rhythm Nation.



The music video for “Rhythm Nation” was directed by Dominic Sena. It was the final inclusion in Jackson’s long-form Rhythm Nation 1814 film, following “Miss You Much” and “The Knowledge.” Its premise focuses on rapid choreography within a “post-apocalyptic” warehouse setting, with Jackson and her dancers outfitted in unisex black military-style uniforms. It was filmed in black-and-white to portray the song’s theme of racial harmony. Jackson stated, “There were so many races in that video, from Black to White and all the shades of gray in between. Black-and-white photography shows all those shades, and that’s why we used it.”

“Rhythm Nation” has been cited to influence various artists within its production, lyrical theme and vocal arrangement. Its music video has also been considered among the most influential in popular culture. Rolling Stone observed it to “set the template for hundreds of videos to come in the Nineties and aughts,” with Entertainment Weekly also declaring it “groundbreaking,” in addition to “striking, timeless and instantly recognizable.”

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