Music Monday | Together Again by Janet Jackson

ūüé∂Happy Monday everyone!ūüé∂

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?

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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

There are times

When I look above

And beyond

There are times when I feel your love

Around me baby

I’ll never forget my baby

(I’ll never forget you)

There are times when I look above and beyond

There are times when I feel your love around me baby

I’ll never forget my baby

When I feel that I don’t belong

Draw my strength

From the words when you said

Hey it’s about you baby

Look deeper inside you baby

[BRIDGE]

Dream about us together again

What I want us together again baby

I know we’ll be together again cuz

[CHORUS:]

Everywhere I go

Every smile I see

I know you are there

Smilin back at me

Dancin in moonlight

I know you are free

Cuz I can see your star

Shinin down on me

(together again, ooh)

Good times we’ll share again

(together again, ooh)

Makes me wanna dance

(together again, ooh)

Say it loud and proud

(together again, ooh)

All my love’s for you

Always been a true angel to me

Now above

I can’t wait for you to wrap your wings around me baby

Oooh wrap them around me baby

Sometimes hear you whisperin

No more pain

No worries will you ever see now baby

I’m so happy for my baby

[BRIDGE]

[CHORUS]

(together again, ooh)

Good times we’ll share again

(together again, ooh)

Ooh it makes me wanna dance

(together again, ooh)

Say it loud and proud

(together again, ooh)

All my love’s for you

There are times when I look above and beyond

There are times when I feel you smile upon me baby

I’ll never forget my baby

What I’d give just to hold you close

As on earth

In heaven we will be together baby

Together again my baby

[CHORUS (2x)]

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!

Aliyah Explains Music Monday

In the getting to know Aliyah phase, everyone quickly learns I love music.

I grew up in a very musical household, so naturally, music is very important to me. I even¬†used to keep a separate ¬†diary for music at one point in my life, and looking back, that was kinda dope for a middle school aged girl. All my posts in the Music Monday category will be about a particular song¬†that’s been in my heavy rotation.

I was actually inspired to give this a shot for quite a while now, since I honestly just tweet amazing bars and or lovey dovey lyrics that I really want to shout from the rooftops.

If you’re into reading about what i’m listening to, definitely check out the Music Monday tag, on Monday of course!