Welcome to That’s My Title, a series in which we’ll explore songs that have similar titles and, as such, generally similar premises.
In the mid 1980s, Janet Jackson emerged as a symbol of young black feminism who would go on to shape two, or three, generations; her bewitching blend of self assuredness and sexuality in pop proved so salient that today, 30 years after Control was released, young artists like Tinashe are still sampling its b-sides.
Joe Jackson, celebrated patriarch of the Jackson clan, is making headlines again. This time it’s because the father of Janet, Michael, LaToya, and Tito allegedly had a little too much chemical help keeping his erection going for romantic encounters with beautiful younger women in Brazil.
Oprah Winfrey's much-anticipated interview with Rihanna is close at hand, during which the two women will tool around Barbados, probably hug a lot, and talk about Chris Brown, who is back in Ri-Ri's life after the 2009 assault if you go by tabloids and collaborative remixes. The tears she sheds are remarkably sadder…