🎶Happy Monday everyone!🎶
I’m kicking off this Music Monday series with a throwback. Y’all remember when Janet Jackson made music? Like way before being Justin Timberlake exposed her nipple to the entire Super Bowl stadium and home viewers?
Okaaaay, maybe I don’t remember her prior to that, but I sure learned the Jackson’s discography as a child.
Anyway, I created a playlist on Spotify with slow jams and I always throw that song somewhere in the mix. It’s truly one of those feel good songs that everyone knows at least the melody. Here, let me just give you the video
Together Again Lyrics
Together Again was written in 1997 because Janet Jackson lost a friend to HIV/AIDS.As you can hear, this song has a dope house beat, which is very popular even today. It was decided to use a house beat in the official video as a celebration of life. She even mentions in an interview with NewNowNext, that she felt the song was silly, but she wanted to record it because that was what was in her heart.
To me, that’s pretty beautiful. Hearing this particular song always takes me back to feeling carefree and riding on the Belt Parkway with the windows down on a summer day. The craziest part is, people are still singing along to this gem exactly 20 years later.
Janet Jackson has even supported AIDS LIFE, a company founding in the early 90s that raises money for people who live with HIV and AIDS. This group is especially good at raising awareness and breaking stigmas about what used to be an extremely taboo topic.
Have you heard this song before? Do you like it? Let me know and I’ll be back next Monday to tell you what else I’m jamming to!