Janet Jackson's Official Top 40 most downloaded songs

Refresh yourself with Miss Jackson's stellar back catalogue of heavy hitters.

Janet Jackson has been named the 2018 recipient of the Billboard Icon award, but let's be real, we already knew she was iconic.

This Sunday (May 20) at the Billboard Music Awards, Janet receives the Billboard Icon Award, following on from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez and Cher. It's only right that Janet get some recognition in the modern era, and we're following suit, revealing her most downloaded singles of all-time in the UK.

Before we unveil the full Top 40 most downloaded Janet tracks, let's take a closer look at the all-important Top 5. Watch out Stanets, some serious chart stats heading your way.

1: Together Again

In pole position, one of Janet's first forays into dance music saw her pay tribute to her close pals who were no longer with us. As usual, Janet's dance routine for Together Again was a masterclass in precision and pliability.

60,000 copies of the song have been downloaded since we started counting in 2005 – not bad to say the song came out a whole eight years earlier and sold a whopping 747,000 on physical formats. With 4.1 million streams, it's also Ms. Jackson if you're Nasty's most streamed song.

PEAK: 4
YEAR: 1997

ChartFact: Together Again is Janet's biggest selling single in the UK, even though it only got to Number 4. Interestingly, although Janet has scored 9 Top 5 singles, Together Again is her only one to peak at Number 4.

MORE: View Janet Jackson's full UK singles and albums chart history

2: Scream

You'd think with two megastars in the family, Michael and Janet would have teamed up for a guaranteed smash pretty often, but we had to wait until 1995 before the swivel-hipped duo got together for this classic.

Not a Number 1, sadly, but another Top 3 smash for the pair. Scream's total chart sales tally stands at over 200,000. At the time, its video was rumoured to be the most expensive ever – imagine if it had been in colour. Twice the price!

PEAK: 3
YEAR: 1995

ChartFact: Scream was Janet's eighth Top 10 hit. She's racked up 17 altogether.

3: All For You

"Got a nice package, all right," sang Janet in this saucy, retro R&B jam – no idea wha she was referring to, of course. All For You was stopped from hitting the top by the combined might of Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Shaggy.

She's only had one Top 10 since, with Feel It Boy the collabo with Beenie Man from 2002.

PEAK: 3
YEAR: 2001

ChartFact: All For You was Janet's fourth single to peak at Number 3.

4: The Best Things In Life Are Free

It seems we really love Janet when she teams up with another superstar. Her collaboration with silky-voiced legend Luther Vandross was so popular, it hit the Top 10 twice!

The Best Things In Life Are Free was first released in 1992 and became Janet's first serious challenge for the top spot, held off at number 2 by Snap's Rhythm Is A Dancer.

Three years later, it was back! A remixed version peaked at Number 7.

PEAK: 2
YEAR: 1992

ChartFact: The Best Things In Life Are Free came close, but Janet has never had a Number 1 single in the UK. The 1992 version of the song was the 17th biggest selling single of that year.

5: That's The Way Love Goes

Leading off the huge album Janet., That's The Way Love Goes saw Jan take a more mature direction, and it gave her a second Number 2 peak in a row. She's not been that high since, believe it or not.

PEAK: 2
YEAR: 1993

ChartFact: That's The Way Love Goes has sold over 214,000 copies. Another song to peak at Number 2, Janet holds the record as the solo artist with the most Top 10 hits that never scored a UK chart topper. Yet. There are plenty of bangers left in her yet!

MORE: The huge pop acts who never scored a Number 1 single

Her most downloaded '80s song is…

When I Think Of You! Taken from Janet's breakthrough album Control, When I Think Of You reached Number 10 in 1986 and was the third of an incredible seven singles to come from that one release. It was her first chart-topper in the US.

Other notable entries

Janet's first ever UK Top 10 What Have You Done For Me Lately just makes it into her Top 10 most downloaded tracks (10). What Have You Done For Me Lately was the 60th bestselling single of 1986 and has shifted over 252,000 copies. Her most recent Top 40 hit, Call On Me, a team-up with rapper Nelly, finishes one spot above at 9.

The lead single from Janet's latest album Unbreakable, No Sleeep has managed to crack into the Top 20 at Number 19.

Bonus ChartFact: Janet's first ever chart entry was way back in 1984. The song? Why, it was a duet called Two To The Power Of One. And her tag team partner? Well, it was Cliff Richard, actually. No, for real. The track peaked at Number 83.

MORE: Pop's most unexpected collaborations

Take a look at Janet's Official Top 40 Most Downloaded tracks

  Song BY PEAK YEAR
1 TOGETHER AGAIN JANET JACKSON 4 1997
2 SCREAM MICHAEL JACKSON/JANET JACKSON 3 1995
3 ALL FOR YOU JANET JACKSON 3 2001
4 THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE LUTHER VANDROSS/JANET JACKSON 2 1992
5 THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES JANET JACKSON 2 1993
6 FEEDBACK JANET JACKSON 114 2007
7 WHEN I THINK OF YOU JANET JACKSON 10 1986
8 CALL ON ME JANET JACKSON & NELLY 18 2006
9 GOT 'TIL IT'S GONE JANET FT Q-TIP & JONI MITCHELL 6 1986
10 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY JANET JACKSON 3 1997
11 MAKE ME JANET JACKSON 73 2009
12 RHYTHM NATION JANET JACKSON 23 1989
13 AGAIN JANET JACKSON 6 1993
14 SON OF A GUN (I BETCHA THINK THIS SONG) JANET JACKSON FT CARLY SIMON 13 2001
15 LETS WAIT AWHILE JANET JACKSON 3 1987
16 DOESN'T REALLY MATTER JANET JACKSON 5 2000
17 WHOOPS NOW/WHAT'LL I DO JANET JACKSON 9 1995
18 ALL NITE (DON'T STOP)/I WANT YOU JANET JACKSON 19 2004
19 NO SLEEEP JANET JACKSON N/A 2015
20 SO EXCITED JANET JACKSON N/A 2006
21 WHATS IT GONNA BE BUSTA RHYMES FT JANET 6 1999
22 IF JANET JACKSON 14 1993
23 NASTY JANET JACKSON 19 1986
24 SOMEONE TO CALL MY LOVER JANET JACKSON 11 2011
25 I GET LONELY JANET JACKSON 5 1998
26 ANY TIME ANY PLACE JANET JACKSON 13 1994
27 BLACK CAT JANET JACKSON 15 1990
28 RUNAWAY JANET JACKSON 6 1995
29 BURNITUP JANET JACKSON FT MISSY ELLIOTT N/A 2015
30 ESCAPADE JANET JACKSON 17 1990
31 LUV ME LUV ME SHAGGY FT JANET JACKSON N/A 2004
32 GO DEEP JANET JACKSON 13 1998
33 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE JANET JACKSON 24 1987
34 MISS YOU MUCH JANET JACKSON 22 1989
35 COME BACK TO ME JANET JACKSON 20 1990
36 LOVE WILL NEVER DO (WITHOUT YOU) JANET JACKSON 34 1990
37 ROCK WITH U JANET JACKSON N/A 2008
38 JUST A LITTLE WHILE JANET JACKSON 15 2004
39 EVERY TIME JANET JACKSON 46 1998
40 CONTROL JANET JACKSON 42 1986

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