I have never, ever, in almost 30 years seen the intro to this video. Drama with the parents (peep Ja’net DuBois from Good Times) and the comedy of Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Jellybean Johnson and Jerome Benton. Wow! Classic! I always thought the video began with Janet Jackson throwin’ down on stage. Speaking of throwin’ down– also peep the choreography by Ms. Paula Abdul. “Control” was the fourth single from the album of the same name. The song went to #1 on the R&B chart and was Janet’s the fourth consecutive single to hit the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 1988, “Control” won the Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video–beating out Janet’s brother Michael.

Kimberly Kennedy Charles

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