13 Top Janet Jackson Love Songs and Dance Hits For Weddings

Janet Jackson is known more than the sister of Michael Jackson. She created her own path into music history with 11 studio albums starting in 1982 and still releasing songs today.

Many Janet Jackson songs are either love songs or perfect dance hits that will fill the dance floor. Enjoy our list of both.

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Janet Jackson Wedding Songs List

Made For Now
Released in 2018 as a single

Daddy Yankee with Janet is on our list with the newest song on our list.  It is a great groove to add to any wedding playlist.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Look around
We’re made for now
Not tomorrow

All For You
Released in 2001 on the album All for You

Janet was the queen of Pop for many years while producing chart-topping hits.  I love this song for a background song that is a bit more upbeat.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

It’s all for you
If you really want it
It’s all for you
If you say you need it
It’s all for you
If you gotta have it
It’s all for you if you make a move

Together Again
Released in 1997 on the album The Velvet Rope

If you have a great DJ who can mix well and remove the intro, this song can be mixed into any party dance set that keeps the dance floor packed.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Good times we’ll share again
That makes me wanna dance
Say it loud and proud
All my love’s for you

Scream
Released in 1995 on the album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

Joining with her brother Michael, this song was a huge dance hit bringing siblings together.  It will fill the dance floor with the guests wanting to dance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re sellin’ out souls but
I care about mine
I’ve got to get stronger
And I won’t give up the fight

That’s The Way Love Goes
Released in 1993 on the album Janet

A well-known song for 90’s R&B fans will be recognized instantaneously.  A great song as a background dinner song that everyone will tap their shoes to.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Like a moth to a flame
Burned by the fire
That’s the way love goes
My love is blind
Can’t you see my desire

If
Released in 1993 on the album Janet

Just like her brother, Michael Jackson. Janet produced fantastic dance hits and I love the song “If” to fill the dance floor for RB music fans.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

If I was your girl
Oh the things I’d do to you
I’d make you call out my name

Black Cat
Released in 1990 on the album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

The bride can be the one in control during the garter removal.  “Black Cat” empowers the bride to surprise her new husband with this song that she is the one in control.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Black cat, nine lives, short days, long nights
Living on the edge, not afraid to die
Heartbeat, real strong but not for long

Love Will Never Do (Without You)
Released in 1990 on the album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

A great mid-tempo song perfect for a non-traditional recessional song or a spot-on cocktail hour song!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I feel better when I have you near me
‘Cause no other love around
Has quite the same

Escapade
Released in 1990 on the album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

A throwback to the late 80s that will have everyone reminiscing and also on the dance floor.  One of Janet’s #1 biggest dance hits.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Let’s save our troubles for another day
Come go with me, we’ve got it made
Let me take you on an escapade

Miss You Much
Released in 1989 on the album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

If you are looking for a song that will get guests to the dance floor, this song will get people to want to get up and dance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll tell anyone whose heart can comprehend
Send it in a letter baby, tell you on the phone
I’m not the kinda girl who likes to be alone
I miss ya much

Rhythm Nation
Released in 1989 on the album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

Looking for an old-school dance tune for a choreographed dance? This song rocked dance floors and made CDs skip.  If you practice, this song can bring down the house!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Things are getting worse
We have to make them better
It’s time to give a damn
Let’s work together come on

When I Think of You
Released in 1988 on the album Control

One Of Janet’s love song dance hits.  However, we think the tempo is a bit slower for dancing and thus makes for a great background song or cake-cutting song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Cause when I think of you, baby
Nothin’ else seems to matter
‘Cause when I think of you, baby
All I think about is our love

Nasty
Released in 1986 on the album Control

Looking for a song that talks about how women should be treated?  “Nasty” makes for the perfect garter toss song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I don’t like no nasty car, I don’t like a nasty food
The only nasty thing I like is the nasty groove

What is a Janet Jackson song to avoid at your wedding?

I would not play the song “Again”. With the lyrics…

“I’ll never fall in love with you again”

Janet Jackson Highest-Ranking Singles – U.S. R&B

  • #1 What Have You Done for Me Lately, 1984
  • #1 Nasty, 1986
  • #1 Control, 1986
  • #1 Let’s Wait Awhile, 1987
  • #1 The Pleasure Principle, 1987
  • #1 Diamonds (Herb Alpert featuring Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith), 1987
  • #1 Miss You Much, 1989
  • #1 Rhythm Nation, 1989
  • #1 Escapade, 1990
  • #1 The Best Things in Life Are Free (with Luther Vandross featuring Bell Biv DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant), 1992
  • #1 That’s The Way Love Goes, 1993
  • #1 Any Time, Any Place, 1994
  • #1 I Get Lonely, 1998
  • #1 What’s It Gonna Be? (Busta Rhymes featuring Janet Jackson), 1999
  • #1 All for You, 2001
  • #1 Call on Me (with Nelly), 2006
  • #2 Alright, 1990
  • #2 Come Back to Me, 1990
  • #2 Scream (duet with Michael Jackson), 1995
  • #3 When I Think of You, 1986
  • #3 Love Will Never Do (Without You), 1990
  • #3 If, 1993
  • #3 Doesn’t Really Matter, 2000
  • #6 Young Love, 1982
  • #6 Runaway, 1995
  • #7 Again, 1993
  • #7 Making Love in the Rain (Herb Alpert featuring Lisa Keith and Janet Jackson), 1987
  • #8 Together Again, 1997
  • #9 Don’t Stand Another Chance, 1984
  • #9 Because of Love, 1994
  • #9 You Want This (featuring MC Lyte), 1994
  • #9 2300 Jackson Street (The Jacksons featuring Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Rebbie Jackson and Marlon Jackson), 1989

My initial goal was to find songs that most wedding guests would know and dance to or sing along to. I hope you enjoyed our list of Janet Jackson songs perfect for weddings.

I didn’t go deep into Janet’s discography selecting the perfect love songs for weddings. If you have a song that fits this list, be sure to comment on it below.

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