Janet Jackson’s Laughter, Ranked

by Daniel Reis

22. “20 Part 3 (Interlude)”
Joking with a childhood friend.

21. “Clouds (Interlude)”
Confident, knowing.

20. “All For You”
Soft, inviting.

19. “Spinnin’ — Interlude”
Sage yet self-deprecating.

18. “(Intro) 20”
Incredulous, reflective.

17. “Lame (Interlude)”
The patience of a saint.

16. “Son of a Gun

15. “No Sleeep
Demure, short.

14. “Country (Interlude)”
Mischievous, playful.

13. “Doesn’t Really Matter”
Reacting to an inside joke.

12. “Rollercoaster”
Reacting to a dirty inside joke.

11. “Bathroom Break (Interlude)”
Dating humour, potty humour.

10. “Runaway”
Nostalgic, impish.

9. “Free Xone”
Wise, ready.

8. “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)”

7. “Enjoy”
Relaxed, enlightened.

6. “Interlude: Hey Baby”
Muffled, then explosive.

5. “Intro” from “All For You”
Climaxes with Janet’s spot-on impersonation of Fran Drescher at 0:57.

4. “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”
Bashful yet horny.

3. “Whoops Now”
“Anguilla here we come.”

2. “That’s the Way Love Goes”
High-pitched, rising, long.

1. “Got ’Til It’s Gone”
Surprised, then full.

Daniel Reis is a film editor based in New York.