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Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation (Official Music Video)

October 11, 2019

– [Janet] We are a nation
with no geographic boundaries, bound together through our beliefs. We are like-minded individuals, sharing a common vision, pushing toward a world rid of color lines. (ominous music) Five, four, three, two, one (upbeat R&B music) ♪ With music by our side ♪ ♪ To break the color lines ♪ ♪ Let’s work together to
improve our way of life ♪ ♪ Join voices in protest ♪ ♪ To social injustice ♪ ♪ A generation full of
courage, come forth with me ♪ ♪ People of the world today ♪ ♪ Are we looking for
a better way of life ♪ ♪Sing ♪ ♪We are a part of the rhythm nation ♪ ♪People of the world unite ♪ ♪Strength in numbers,
we can get it right, ♪ ♪ one time ♪
♪Sing it out ♪ ♪We are a part of the rhythm nation ♪ ♪ This is the test, no
struggle, no progress (lend) ♪ ♪Lend a hand to help your
brother do his best ♪ ♪Things are getting worse, ♪ ♪ we have to make them better ♪ ♪It’s time to give a damn,
let’s work together ♪ ♪Come on now ♪ ♪ People of the world today ♪ ♪Are we looking for a
better way of life? ♪ ♪We are a part of the rhythm nation ♪ ♪People of the world unite ♪ ♪Strength in numbers,
we can get it right, ♪ ♪ one time ♪
♪Rhythm ♪ ♪We are a part of the rhythm nation ♪ Bass, bass, bass… Bass, bass, bass… Bass, bass… Bass, bass.. Bass, bass… Bass, bass, ♪Rhy ♪
♪Sing it people ♪ ♪Thm ♪
♪ Sing it children ♪ ♪Nation ♪ ♪Sing it if you want
a better way of life ♪ ♪Rhy ♪
♪Sing it people ♪ ♪thm ♪
♪Sing it children ♪ ♪Nation ♪ ♪Sing it if you want
a better way of life ♪ ♪ (Upbeat R&B music) ♪ Dance beat Dance beat Dance beat ♪Rhythm ♪ ♪People of the world today ♪ ♪Are we looking for a better way of life ♪ ♪Sing ♪ ♪We are a part of the rhythm nation ♪ ♪Whew ♪ ♪People of the world unite ♪ ♪Strength in numbers we can get it right ♪ ♪One time ♪ ♪Sing it out now ♪ ♪We are a part of the rhythm nation ♪ ♪Rhythm nation sing it for me ♪
♪Rhythm Nation ♪ ♪Sing it for the people ♪ ♪Sing it for children ♪ ♪Sing it for the babies ♪ ♪Sing it for the neighbor ♪ ♪Sing it for the children ♪ ♪Sing it for the baby ♪ ♪Sing it for the… ♪ ♪Sing it for the.. ♪ ♪Sing it for the… ♪ ♪Rhythm Nation ♪ ♪We are a part of the rhythm nation ♪ (upbeat R&B music)


  • Reply jlaa2109 September 20, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    HAppy 30th! Ground breaking body of art. Hands down

  • Reply abrat2014 September 20, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    @Youtube @UniversalMusic. You Jack'd this up big time… The video is missing the chants at the start and audio is not clean near the end… This is music video is ICONIC. Do better. At least watch the video back and compare before upload….

  • Reply Shasha Vengesayi September 21, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Happy 30th anniversary. It's sad how this video is more relevant than ever

  • Reply DH Auto September 21, 2019 at 3:33 am

    I have to to dis dance for drill team. I’m doing the same moves as them XD

  • Reply Verdell Council September 21, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Rhythm nation turns 30s years old

  • Reply Judy Smith September 21, 2019 at 6:05 am

    I can't hardly understand a word of this song, but the dance moves are off the chain.

  • Reply Hannah Faith September 21, 2019 at 8:57 am

    30 years ago. RN30.

  • Reply Kuba aveiro September 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    😍 2019 😍

  • Reply Mr. Sarcastic September 21, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    She should become the queen of pop, not that fuckin' madonna.

  • Reply m t September 21, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    まさしく安室奈美恵の原点。特にHide & Seekの世界はRhythm Nation に影響受けているな、と推測されます。さらにはWILDにも見受けられます。

  • Reply fly guy September 21, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    This video should have 100 million views

  • Reply Holladay Cummings September 22, 2019 at 1:43 am

    We are a multi geographical society that needs to embrace one another's amazing and interesting attributes/cultures/languages/spirituality/history then, conquer the idea that must divide. My favorite thing is diversity and enjoying the opportunity to learn something new and engaging. Today, they are just looking to divide and conquer our individuality by selling everyone a bunch of truly vanity clad ideas of what we want. When in reality there is a true sense ( a human desire) to be just, me. I am really concerned about the results of where WE ARE NOW 🙁

  • Reply OFF THE CUFF RADIO September 22, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Tyrin Turner from Menace II Society is the kid in the video.

  • Reply brickcitygirl1970 September 22, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    One word describes the choreography in this video…exceptional!

  • Reply TENNYSON•TV September 22, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    If you love this, go check out my Rhythm Nation Album Mash up over on my page….It's a tribute to 30 years of one of the greatest albums ever

  • Reply Alessandro Souza September 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Jant Jackson 👑

  • Reply Jenn1382 September 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    We are apart of the Rhythm Nation ✊🏽

  • Reply Betty Graves September 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    She. Nailed this

  • Reply Betty Graves September 22, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I. Can never get tired of this vedio and song

  • Reply Betty Graves September 22, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Janet. n. Those. Dancers. Omg. Flawless

  • Reply Betty Graves September 22, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    U. Go. JANET

  • Reply rhagar mills September 23, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Who else is on a rythm nation marathon to commemorate the 30th year anniversary!!!???

  • Reply Cas82958 September 24, 2019 at 2:32 am

    I'm blown away every time I watched this. It is quite simply one of the best music videos ever made!

  • Reply Daniel S September 24, 2019 at 3:36 am

    I'm going to miss the Jackson duo so much…. Michael already joined the heavens (and i feel the emptiness he left behind in the music world). I listen to almost every genre but they made the most wonderful and awesome music i have ever heard in my life.
    And they passed down a wonderful legacy to all musician.

  • Reply King Rajesh Music September 24, 2019 at 4:58 am

    This song will never die

  • Reply Alice Anderson September 24, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Her voice is EPIC♡

  • Reply toshi funa September 24, 2019 at 5:23 pm


  • Reply Reese Issel September 24, 2019 at 10:21 pm

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  • Reply Cheri Draper September 24, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Anyone have part 2 or the long version?

  • Reply Tú Tío September 25, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Para nada tiene la voz parecida a la de Michael Jackson

  • Reply octoman511 September 25, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    DAMN that chorus is so late 80's it hurts!

  • Reply Glenn Roe September 25, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Yasssss remasterd and so timeless #Queen #Slay #Jtribe #Janet #ICON_JANET #RN30

  • Reply Shakaunna Yahwah September 25, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    #RN30 in HD💜🎉

  • Reply Bobby Brown September 25, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    This Woman started a cultural revolution and it didn't matter what your race was you just loved her.

  • Reply LaKeeta Thomas September 26, 2019 at 12:02 am

    The Queen.

  • Reply Jessica Lynn September 26, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Who in their right mind would click on the thumbs down for this video?! Shame shame!!! Janet (and Michael) changed the game!!! King and Queen!!! 👑🖤👑🖤

  • Reply Sam Dai September 26, 2019 at 1:32 am


  • Reply IfYouCantTakeItBack September 26, 2019 at 1:38 am

    At least we know where Britney take her inspiration !
    She learned from the best.

  • Reply Malcolm Rhame September 26, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Is it just me or when the guy has the nunchucks wasn’t there sound effects with that?? Or am I trippin?

  • Reply Gabriel Garza September 26, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Wth 18 million views this video should have well over half a billion views and counting something doesn't seem right.

  • Reply Carlos Cano September 26, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Why TF did they remove the sound effects from the dancers like that tho!? Those are part of what made this video so powerful!

  • Reply Britney M. Carey September 26, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Does anyone miss the ‘live’ sound effects of the original video like me?

  • Reply Simple Complicated September 26, 2019 at 5:16 am

    how boring.. nothing close to michael

  • Reply Bryan R. September 26, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Man oh man…30 year anniversary…rhythm nation 1814 by janet jackson…still a classic to this day…..back in the late 80s i went to visit my mom in washington dc and she rented rhythm nation 1814 the music videos from blockbuster…blockbuster was popping back in the day…that was the best vhs video to this day….

  • Reply Ricky Moore-Daniels September 26, 2019 at 10:39 am


  • Reply Karen Davis September 26, 2019 at 11:47 am

    When she reached to this point in her career, you said to yourself, what can she do wrong. Her and her brother Michael were mesmering.❤❤❤

  • Reply SleazyC69 September 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Never realised how P-Funk the chorus was to this until today.

  • Reply André Torres September 26, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    30 years later and Janet is still the Queen! ❤️😍❤️😍

  • Reply J Williams September 26, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    30 years!

  • Reply ASiEL The Oracle September 26, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    This music video created the music video.

  • Reply Marcin Drozdz September 26, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Oh nooooo! It seems like they forgot to include almost all live effects in this new remastered HD version. 🙁

  • Reply Ms. Clark September 26, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    YAS Ms. Jacksonnnnnn!!!! Y'all swarmin the Bey hive when Bey herself is STOMPIN in that Rhythm Nation! 😝 #YallBettaRecognize

  • Reply Qef Rugova September 27, 2019 at 3:16 am

    This song was probably one of the only few with a massive message.

  • Reply Wtripple3 Thompson September 27, 2019 at 6:29 am

    No twerkin, no skimpy outfits, just pure talent and these lyrics are dead on to what's going on today in 2019 wish she could perform this at the Superbowl

  • Reply Wtripple3 Thompson September 27, 2019 at 7:13 am

    You've got 2 give it 2 Janet that's a badass woman just like her big brother Mike 👋😄 King and Queen of pop

  • Reply DKY _ September 28, 2019 at 12:59 am


  • Reply Shaz R September 28, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Amazing 💗
    30 yrs later and more relevant than ever. Got to see this tour in the 90s.
    Incredible show 💗

  • Reply JJ -One September 28, 2019 at 9:50 pm


  • Reply NailahOneWho Succeeds September 28, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    YEAH, REMASTERED IN HD🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Reply Mike King September 29, 2019 at 12:22 am

    She could've skated as Janet Jackson. But she was like watch this. You can say Janet, and people will know who you're talking about

  • Reply Lisa Nokes September 29, 2019 at 1:04 am

    This is my favorite Janet Jackson video.🎹🎻🎻🎶🎼🎶🎼🎵🎵🎵🎸🎤🎤🎸🎬🎨🎨📈📈🎥🎥📉🎷🎷📀🎹🎻🎼📻📼🎧🎺🎷🎷🎷🎹📀🎻📀🎻🎻📺🎯🎶🎶🎶🎵〽🎤🎤🎸🎸🎤🎸. Rhythm Rhythm Rhythm. Rhythm. Rhythm Nation. And the dancing is the best. This is one of the best videos in music r&b for decades. 👗💼👜👜👜🎹🎶🎹🎼🎻🎼🎻🎶🎼🎵🎼🎵🎼🎶🎼🎶🎼🎵🎼🎵🎼🎵🎼🎶🎼🎶🎼🎶🎼🎼🎷🎻🎷🎹🎷🎹🎷🎹🎷🎹🎷📻🎷📻🎷🎼🎺. Other than her brother, Michael.🎻🎼🎶🎶🎵🎵🎵🎷🎷🎷🎷🎺🎺🎺🎧🎧🎧🎧🎹🎻🎻🎹🎹🎹🎹🎼🎶🎶🎶🎶🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵🎶🎵🎤🎤🎸🎸🎤🎵

  • Reply Bollox Off September 29, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Have done a janet marathon in a while. U just dont get this quality and talent today.

  • Reply Cas82958 September 29, 2019 at 6:30 am

    What happened to the "Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! chant at 0:40?

  • Reply MiMi Alipio September 29, 2019 at 6:54 am

    I just had to check this out again after Joseph Gordon Levitt's Lip Sync Battle performance. 👌👌👏👏

  • Reply TheRubyG September 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

    I was 12 years old when my granma gave me this album for christmas in '89… still have it ❤

  • Reply Karol Garcia September 29, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Copia de Michael Jackson :v

  • Reply Livestream Livestream September 29, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Didn’t you know???😆🔥

  • Reply Christian Phoenix September 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    *RHYTHM NATION 1814 (c)1989

  • Reply Amel Al-Dousary September 30, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    If you grew up in the 80s and 90s and listening to this song in 2019 give this comment a like.

  • Reply vbowls338 October 1, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Take notes BEYONCÉ… Ms Jackson the original FORMATION…Go Janet, Go Janet😊

  • Reply vbowls338 October 1, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I always dug Ms J put a little Sly and the Family Stone in the song…Rock On!!

  • Reply Aaron Brochu October 1, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Sounds like communism

  • Reply Wazza55 October 1, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Omg what a tune! If this was released now sure for No.1 spot period !!

  • Reply Chris Lee Carey October 2, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Where are all of those remasters you promised….hold my poodle

  • Reply Elżbieta Stojecka October 2, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Oto Janet Jackson .

  • Reply Sebastian Quispe October 2, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Esta cancion era de michael jackson pero le dio de regalo a su hermana que yo sepa

  • Reply Dan Reed October 3, 2019 at 5:01 am

    I see the guy that plaed Cain in menace to society

  • Reply 冬の夜 October 3, 2019 at 8:26 am


  • Reply Sierra Martin October 3, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    She created the stanky leg😍

  • Reply Juls Robertson October 4, 2019 at 2:51 am

    My favorite Miss Jackson video. I'm going to see her in Nov. I always like to dress for the occasion, would love to dress as she looks in this video, have been looking on the Net for a full custom to no avail. Anyone have any ideas?? Last month we saw Phantom of the Opera and I dressed as Christine Dae'a. (the cemetery scene) Mahalo*

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  • Reply Sara M. October 4, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Unfortunately, these kinds of choreos don't exist anymore in my opinion.

  • Reply Kris Mack October 5, 2019 at 1:15 am

    this never gets out of fashion. so ahead of her time.

  • Reply Daniel October 5, 2019 at 2:36 am


  • Reply clmasonharris October 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Is that Kane from Menace to Society?

  • Reply Rolaine October 7, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Raw talent. Janet all day 🖤🖤🖤

  • Reply Princess Mandi October 7, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Umm guys that date where is posted is what practily near at my bday!

  • Reply Simona Felice October 7, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    I was a baby when this song came out. My cousin was in love with Janet Jackson, and, I was along for the ride. I fell in love with her, too, but Michael Jackson was like a King to me. I guess Janet Jackson is a Queen. 💚

  • Reply Alishia Playz October 8, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Me: man I’m bored..
    Me again: remembers Janet Jackson
    Me some more: bursts in to song WE ARE A PART THE RYTHYM NATION
    Mom: um….are you ok??

  • Reply Dorian Gipson October 8, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Happy 30th anniversary to rhythm nation

  • Reply Thomas Lund October 8, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    The Legend of the Jacksons

  • Reply I can't think of a good username October 9, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    The only person in the Jackson family that did her own thing without trying to use Michael's fame. I'll forever respect her for that. She became an icon in her own terms without sucking the life out of him like his other siblings.

  • Reply Bustygirl 1970 October 9, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Amazing song

  • Reply I Stan OT4 JenChuLiChaeng October 10, 2019 at 11:13 am


  • Reply kaoruancafe October 11, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Love her since that time and even a little before that ! Nice voice and her dance..just WOW !

  • Reply Nancy Crawford Jordan October 11, 2019 at 1:39 am

    She Got Queen status on da Dance💯✨🎶✌️🎤🌕💛⭐

  • Reply synth witch October 11, 2019 at 3:57 am

    the 1980s were so powerful.

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