This song was released as the SECOND single from her FOURTH studio album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), titled after the year “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written. It features an industrial dance-pop track mixed with New Jack Swing and a funk guitar sample courtesy of Sly and the Family Stone’s track “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)”.
After watching a lot of bad news on TV, Jackson decided to pursue a socially conscious theme of being inclusive by using a political standpoint within upbeat dance music. She said, “I realized that among my friends, we actually had a distinct 'nation' of our own. We weren't interested in drugs or drinking but social change. We also loved music and loved to dance... that's how Rhythm Nation 1814 was born.” Some think she is not being realistic and the world is not gonna come together just through her dance music as she thought. But as what she said, “there is nothing wrong with doing what we’re doing to help spread the message.”
In the U.S., this track peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Dance Club Songs charts. It also received several accolades such as the Billboard Award for “Top Dance/Club Play Single” and a Grammy nomination for Jackson as “Producer of the Year.” Rolling Stone described the song as "a headbanging good time.” Stephen Holden of The New York Times called it a “militantly utopian dance-floor exhortation.”
The music video for this song was filmed in black-and-white to portray the song’s theme of racial harmony, wearing unisex military attire. Some even say that Michael and Janet Jackson have revolutionized modern choreography more than anyone. And the good news is the music video is remastered in HD and you can save it to your device with if you like.
“Bad Romance” was released as the lead single from The Fame Monster (2009). The track was selected in the ‘best-of’ lists in several media outlets such as Rolling Stone and Pitchfork Media, and won two Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video. In the US, "Bad Romance" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been certified 11-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having sold 5.9 million digital downloads as of February 2019. It topped the charts in more than 20 countries and sold 12 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time.
The music videos shows Lady Gaga getting kidnapped and being sold to the Russia mafia as sexual slavery. At the end of the video, she incinerated live the man who had bought her. It was the first video to reach 200 million views on May 9, 2010, becoming the most-viewed video on YouTube. It has received over 1.1 billion views as of Sept. 2019. In 2009, people said like “this is so weird” and in 2019 people are saying like “this is genius.” You can save the remastered HD version to your device for offline watching with this YouTube to MP4 HD.
This track was released as the opening track and lead single from the band’s second album Nevermind (1991), being Nirvana's biggest hit in most countries. It placed high on music industry charts around the world in 1991 and 1992. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal and Best Rock Song.
Its success in the early 90s brought the band unrivaled popularity. Listeners and critics have continued to praise "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music. The music video for this track has received over 960 million views on YouTube as of Sept. 2019. If you enjoy this video, you can save the remastered HD version to your device for offline watching through this YouTube to MP4 HD.
In a 1994 interview with Rolling Stone, Cobain said: “I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it. When I heard [them] for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily I should have been in that band—or at least in a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard.”