Retro Rewind: The Making Of Janet Jackson’s ‘If’

Published: Saturday 26th May 2018 by David

Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s glorious past.

Today, following her stellar performance at the ‘Billboard Music Awards‘, we revisit Janet Jackson’s ‘Janet’ era and pull footage shot from the making of her ‘If’ video from beneath the sands of time.

In the footage below you’ll see Jan and her clan of creatives create what may be her most celebrated piece of art to date in preparation for the album’s supporting tour.

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‘If’s video was directed by Dominic Sena and its choreography was created by Janet’s long-time friend Tina Landon who- like her friend/former ‘Laker Girl’ boss Paula Abdul– was enlisted to enrich Jackson’s videography with stage-scorching moves.

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  1. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 26, 2018

    One of the best songs, dance routines and videos ever!

  2. Jeans May 26, 2018

    One of the best videos of all time and choreo

  3. I HATE WHYYTE N BLACCK BITCHEZZZZ both not ish May 26, 2018

    That btch kicked it in IF,

  4. Tori May 26, 2018


  5. eric May 26, 2018

    I have this VHS. I thought I remember it being longer though. I’ve always wanted Janet to peform a live version of this video exactly as it is, entering from the top of the steps, wind blowing…. that would be a lot of fun.

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