Rhythm Nation Lyrics by Janet Jackson


Janet Jackson Lyrics

Rhythm Nation Lyrics
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
We are a part of the rhythm nation
People of the world unite

Strength in numbers we can get it right
One time
We are a part of the rhythm nation

This is the test
No struggle no progress
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

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
We are a part of the rhythm nation

Rhythm Nation Info:

• The song samples Sly & the Family Stone's 1969 song 'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)'

• The music video directed by Dominic Sena won a 1990 MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography in a Video and 1990 Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Music Video

• Janet Jackson shared writing credits with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who also produced the track.

• The single was released on October 24th, 1989, certified gold by the RIAA, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and topped the Billboard Dance & Billboard R&B chart

• The song song preaches racial unity and harmony among nations




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