Artist: Janet Jackson
Song: Pleasure Principle
Lyric: "Where'd you get the idea of material possession? Thank you for the ride nowhere. And oh my meters running so I've really got to go..."
Surprisingly as much as this video was loved and mimicked by girls everywhere, Pleasure Principle was one of the six singles released off of the Control album that did not make it to the top five of the Billboard charts. Its so pop culture eighties, with the fitted faded black high waist jeans, the haircut, and the over sized light blue denim jacket she wears in the opening shot. Oh, lets not forget the t-shirt tied in a front knot, anyone having a flashback. I wish I had pictures of my younger self. I could probably show a picture to coincide with each of these videos.
Did you know that this cover was shot by famed fashion photographer David LaChapelle?
I wanted this haircut so bad, but my mom wouldn't let me get it. She told me it was too grown-up for me. I suppose I was only seven when this track was released in 1987. Its still fresh. Maybe I'll reconsider, I have been working layers into my do lately.
What's your Pleasure Principle memory? One of my favorite parts is when she does that 80's rock with her fist balled up. I think I'm gonna break out the knee pads!
Totally Obsessed, xoxo Love