Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Positive "Feedback" should zoom Jackson back up the charts


Earlier today, I posted a little commentary and two videos of Britney Spears latest song.

Apparently a lot of you out there are music fans. I've gotten tons of requests to post Janet Jackson's new music video, "Feedback," from her upcoming "Discipline" CD. The song has received critical acclaim and the video I'm sure will receive that as well. I haven't seen anything like it, and there's a little tribute to her brothers' pyrotechnical "Victory Tour" in there.

The video has Janet dancing in space and on planets. Gotta admit it's kind of catchy.

The video looks expensive and is different than anything in current rotation on VH-1, BET or MTV, and I'd say the single is one of the better songs to come out in the past 12 months. Janet's music, of course, hasn't been much of an issue, since she got away from her "Dream Street" sound of the early '80s and released "Control."

Each of her albums after that then have been solid.

Since the infamous Super Bowl incident, Janet has struggled to get heard the same way she used to. Whether or not "Feedback" will get her into rotation on MTV or heavy play on major radio airwaves is still a question.

The quality of this single and the wonderment of this video -- which got the internet abuzz the way Michael Jackson videos that postponed prime-time programming got folks talking in the late '80s -- is certainly not.

So here you go:

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoa, that's hot. She took a big chance. I think she pulled it off. I may have to find my old Rhythm Nation hat. Go on Janet!

Anonymous said...

Janet's 1 (hot ass) video > Britney's two videos

Anonymous said...

Innovative video, very cool. And Janet looks great--as usual. It's good see her back in action.

Alisha Hord said...

Saw the video on 106 & Park today - It was pretty cool. Video seems to be better than the song, though. And just like someone else said, it's very Rhythm Nation-esque.

Anonymous said...

I think the song and the video are off the charts hot. I'm a radio DJ here locally and we're going to be bangin' this one all day. Great song and even better video. And this one will be hot in all the clubs, especially the um, um ones.

Anonymous said...

Rhythm Nation? Not even close. This is hot. And damnit Langston, why did you have to make me go spend more money on Itunes tonight? This song is hot. video hot. Janet in that red. Wow. I gotta go work out so I can wear that too

janatic 1 said...

Just got this email (great post LW, by the way):

Janet’s official website, http://www.janetjackson.com launches January 10th.

The site will also feature a contest for fans to create their own video version for Feedback via Janet’s own YouTube channel, (Destination Discipline (http://www.youtube.com/JanetDiscipline). The winners will be those in the top 10 most viewed videos who will receive an iPod with Janet’s music and videos loaded onto it.

Anonymous said...

Great video. Love the lyric, "Do you like my style. Yeah that's sexy, sexy, sexy." Miss Janet has a hit here. Even perez hilton said so, so you know its' true.

Anonymous said...

This is BIG, love the video and the song is hotness.

Wanda Black said...

Thanks for this Langston. I heard the track on the radio today. I thought it was her best in a long time. The video is crazy! Are you back doing music again now?

Keyshawn Johnson said...

This is what Ciara and beyonce' aspire to be. Nice video

Anonymous said...

Great video. It's best from Janet in awhile, though i did like So Excited. Call on Me the song was hot. The video was trash.

RacerX said...

Not a fan of either the song nor the video... Seemed shallow on the writing and production.

Not clever by any stretch and at 41, she has to come more mature than the childish Missy Elliot monotonous track and visual.