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Meet That’s My Jam in 42 Songs [About Us]

Posted by ThatsMyJamRadio on February 21, 2010

Welcome — or welcome back — to That’s My Jam!

For rookies and veterans who forgot, That’s My Jam is a blog devoted to exploring the familiar, forgotten and future of dance, pop and R&B music. We curate the history and happenings of these rhythmic-based genres, and the artists who compose and perform them.

Why make the connection and focus on these? Well, dance, pop and R&B are three genres within popular music that overlap, influence and complement each other. Artists constantly blur the lines between them, leading to crossover success on the Billboard charts, audio variety on albums, and airtime in diverse nightclubs and on radio stations around the globe.

But we recognize that they are not interchangeable — each has its own recipe and distinct flavor.

We aim to please the palate of those who love listening to dance, pop and/or R&B — from aficionados to casual fans. Because of the amount of video on this site, we’re heavily skewed to the MTV Generation and beyond… you know, the people who remember and grew up listening to electro funk, freestyle, new jack swing, hip-hop soul, Euro dance, deep house, trance, teen pop, the Latin explosion, neo soul, crunk & B, hip-pop and more.

Our readers also appreciate the innovative sounds that have influenced today’s performers (think Motown and disco), as well as those artists making noise abroad.

That’s My Jam has always strived to be a fun, informative and regularly updated source about dance, pop and R&B — from our humble beginnings in 1998 with a La Bouche fan page, to1999’s Jams & Grooves on Hotmail/MSN groups, to the Countrygeto eCircle in 1999, to our Blogger site that’s been serving up the goods in healthy-sized portions since 2007.

We’re glad to have you joining us on our journey to explore all things dance, pop and R&B! Now that the formalities are out of the way, familiarize yourself with our musical taste —and hopefully yours as well — with this playlist.

S.O.S. Band“Just Be Good To Me” [1983]

Shannon“Give Me Tonight” [1984]

Sade“The Sweetest Taboo” [1985]

George Michael“Father Figure” [1987]

Jody Watley“Don’t You Want Me” [1987]

Paula Abdul“Knocked Out” [1988]

Bobby Brown“Don’t Be Cruel” [1988]

Karyn White“Secret Rendezvous” [1989]

Madonna“Express Yourself” [1989]

Seduction“You’re My One and Only (True Love)” [1989]

Cherrelle“Everything I Miss at Home” [1989]

Pebbles“Giving You the Benefit” [1990]

Guy“Wanna Get With U” [1990]

En Vogue“You Don’t Have to Worry” [1990]

Lisa Fischer“How Can I Ease the Pain” [1991]

Tara Kemp“Piece of My Heart” [1991]

Lisette Melendez“A Day in My Life” [1991]

Mariah Carey“Can’t Let Go” [1991]

Michael Jackson“In the Closet” [1992]

George Lamond“Distant Heart” [1992]

Tisha Campbell“Push” [1992]

Tevin Campbell“Can We Talk” [1993]

Taylor Dayne“Send Me a Lover” [1993]

Aaliyah“Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number” [1995]

TLC“Kick Your Game” [1995]

La Bouche“Sweet Dreams” [1996]

Luther Vandross“Your Secret Love” [1996]

Wild Orchid“Talk to Me” [1997]

3rd Party“Love Is Alive” [1997]

Destiny’s Child“Bills, Bills, Bills” [1999]

Bedrock“Heaven Scent” [1999]

NSYNC“Bye, Bye, Bye” [2000]

Jennifer Lopez“Play” [2001]

Paul van Dyk“Crush” [2003]

Darude“Next To You” [2003]

Janet Jackson“All Nite (Don’t Stop)” [2004]

Narcotic Thrust“I Like It” [2004]

Danity Kane“Damaged” [2008]

Britney Spears“Circus” [2008]

Jazmine Sullivan“Lions, Tigers & Bears” [2009]

Lady GaGa“LoveGame” [2009]

Rihanna“Rude Boy” [2010]

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