9. Janet Jackson "Miss You Much" (1989)
Album: Rhythm Nation 1814
Producer: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Janet Jackson transformed from Michael's little sister to bonafide pop star when she dropped Control in 1986, but three years later she began a full-fledged takeover with her masterpiece, Rhythm Nation 1814. "Miss You Much" was one of the seven top 5 Billboard hits off the album.
Part of what makes this song such a classic is how Janet's saccharine vocals and lyrics just ride along on that infectious drum pattern. "I'm not the type of girl who likes to be alone," she sings on the hook, and you have to wonder who'd be crazy enough to turn down such an invitation.