Janet Jackson Songs Remixed: Listen to 5 of the Best

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Janet Jackson performs onstage during the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Some artists defy not only the passages of time, but the need to stay within one genre. Janet Jackson is one such artist.

An R&B, dance, and pop legend, Jackson needs no assists, but one would assume she appreciates the creativity behind tweaking a track to make it your own. Here's a list of some of the best Janet Jackson songs remixed.

Janet Jackson - “If” (Kaytranada)

Between the added beat stutters and amplified bass, this rework of Janet Jackson's song “If” is a slower jam for sure, but a jam nonetheless. 

 

Janet Jackson - “Go Deep” (Tchami Remix)

From the beginning’s distorted vocals to the keys introduced at the minute mark, this “Go Deep” remix would get anyone hype.

 

Janet Jackson - “No Sleeep” (PKCZ Remix)

“No Sleeep” may be a relatively newer Janet Jackson song, but it’s easily just as good as her earlier works. Now with a remix, from the get-go this bumping track is begging you to get on your feet.

 

Janet Jackson - “So Excited” feat. Khia (Junior Vasquez Club Remix)

Off her 2009 album 20 Y.O. this arrangement’s quickened tempo and beat transition at the 2:30 mark take it to the next level.

 

Janet Jackson - “Alright” (Shep Pettibone Remix)

This re-imagining of Janet Jackson’s song is actually pretty close to the original -- which is already an upbeat number -- but gets enhanced by an added backing beat.