Discography

Jody Watley Billboard Chart History

JODY WATLEY SINGLES

2013

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Billboard Dance Portal:  “NIGHTLIFE” is Jody Watley’s 19th Top 20 hit on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs reaching #18. Jody Watley ‘s string of 7 Billboard DANCE #1 records began with 1987′s “Looking for a New Love”  -1987 self titled debut album spawned 5 Top 10 Billboard Dance hits and 3 #1′s! Since then, Jody Watley earned 11 more Billboard Dance Top 10 records and 4 more Dance Club Song #1′s.  Most recent Billboard Dance Club Songs #1 record was 2007′s “I Want Your Love.” 

Nightlife (J. Watley Jody Watley Music BMI, Julien Aletti, Raphael Aletti; Aletti Brothers Music BMI).

#5 Urban, Music Week UK

#6 Commercial Pop, Music Week UK

#18 Hot Dance/Club Play, Billboard

2009

Candlelight (J. Watley, A. Koukouselis) Jody Watley Music BMI, A. Koukouselis AEIP

# 24 Hot Dance Club Play

2008

A Beautiful Life (J. Watley, R. Lee) Jody Watley Music BMI, Dream Planet Music BMI

# 5 Hot Dance Club Play

2007

I Want Your Love (N. Rodgers, B. Edwards) Bernard S Other Music Warner Tamerlane Sony ATV Songs BMI

# 1 Hot Dance Club Play

#1 Commercial Pop, Music Week UK

Borderline (R. Lucas) Careers Music Pub. BMI

# 2 Hot Dance Club Play

2005

Looking For a New Love Remixes (J. Watley, A. Cymone) Jody Watley Music BMI, Ultrawave ASCAP

# 1 Hot Dance Club Play

2003

Midnight Lounge/Whenever (J.Watley, R. Lee) Jody Watley Music BMI, Dream Planet Music BMI

# 19 Hot Dance Club Play

1998

If I’m Not in Love

# 2 Hot Dance Club Play

Off The Hook (M. Pendleton, C. Lucas, Floyd)

# 1 Hot Dance Club Play

# 23 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles

# 73 Hot 100

1995

Affection (J. Watley, D. Edmonson) Jody Watley Music BMI

# 28 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles

1994

When a Man Loves a Woman (J. Watley, L. Campbell) Jody Watley Music BMI, L. Campbell ASCAP

# 8 Hot Dance Club Play Singles

# 11 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

1993

Your Love Keeps Working On Me (J. Barnes, J. Diggs,, R. WHite) BMI

# 2 Hot Dance Club Play

# 26 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

1992

It All Begins With You (G. Lyter, D. Rich)

# 80 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

I’m The One You Need (J. Watley, D. Morales, A. Shantzis) Jody Watley Music BMI, Morales, Shantzis ASCAP

# 3 Hot Dance Club Play

# 19 Hot 100

# 23 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

1991

I Want You (J. Watley, A. Cymone) Jody Watley Music BMI, Ultrawave ASCAP

# 5 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

# 17 Hot Dance Club Play

# 61 Hot 100

1990

Precious Love (J. Watley, A. Cymone) Jody Watley Music BMI, Ultrawave ASCAP

# 51 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

# 87 Hot 100

1989

Real Love (J. Watley, A. Cymone) Jody Watley Music BMI, Ultrawave ASCAP

# 2 Hot 100

# 1 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

# 1 Hot Dance Club Play

Friends featuring Eric B and Rakim (J. Watley, A. Cymone, Rakim, Eric B) Jody Watley Music BMI, Ultrawave ASCAP

# 9 Hot 100

# 3 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

# 7 Hot Dance Club Play Singles

Everything (G. Cole, J. Newton-Howard)

# 4 Hot 100

# 3 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

# 11 Adult Contemporary

1988

Some Kind of Lover (J. Watley, A. Cymone) Jody Watley Music BMI, Ultrawave ASCAP

# 10 Hot 100

# 1 Hot Dance Club Play

# 3 Hot R&B /Hip Hop Most of All (G. Cole, P. Leonard)

# 8 Hot Dance Club Play

# 11 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

# 60 Hot 100

1987

Don’t You Want Me (J. Watley, F. Golde, D. Bryant) Jody Watley Music BMI, Franne Gee Music

# 6 Hot 100

# 1 Hot Dance Club Play

# 3 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

Still a Thrill (J. Watley, A. Cymone) Jody Watley Music BMI, Ultrawave ASCAP

# 8 Hot Dance Club Play

# 3 Hot R&B Hip/Hop

# 56 Hot 100

Looking For a New Love (J. Watley, A. Cymone) Jody Watley Music BMI, Ultrawave ASCAP

# 2 Hot 100

# 1 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles

# 1 Hot Dance Club Play

JODY WATLEY WITH SHALAMAR SINGLES

1983

Over and Over

#26 Hot R&B Singles

Dead Giveaway

#10 Hot R&B Singles

#22 Hot 100

#18 Hot Dance Club Play

#41 Mainstream Rock

1982

I Can Make You Feel Good

#33 Hot R&B Singles

A Night To Remember

#8 Hot R&B Singles

#15 Hot Dance Club Play

#44 Hot 100

1981

This Is For The Lover In You

#8 Hot R&B Singles

Make That Move

#6 Hot R&B Singles

#60 Hot 100

Full Of Fire (J. Watley, Jody Watley Music)

#24 Hot R&B Singles

#55 Hot 100

#15 Hot Dance Club Play

1980

The Second Time Around

#1 Hot R&B Singles

#1 Hot Dance Club Play

#8 Hot 100

Right In The Socket

#22 Hot R&B

#11 Hot Dance Club Play

I Owe You One

#60 Hot R&B Singles

1979

Take That To The Bank

#11 Hot R&B Singles

#79 Hot 100

1977

Uptown Festival

#10 Hot R&B

#25 Hot 100

#2 Hot Dance

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All Chart Data: Billboard Magazine / AllMusic Guide / Wikipedia / Music Week UK

Full Length Albums: 1. Jody Watley  2. Larger Than Life  3. Affairs of the Heart 4. Intimacy 5. Affection 6. Flower 7. Saturday Night Experience Vol.1 8. Midnight Lounge  9. The Makeover

Shalamar (77-83): 1. Uptown Festival, 2. Shalamar Disco Gardens 3. Big Fun 4. Three For Love  5. Go For It 6. Friends 7. The Look.

Watley’s music appears on various compilations most recently taste making boutique label Hed Kandi’s The Mix 2009 and two Greatest Hits Compilations.

As a songwriter, Watley has co-written nearly 100 songs in her BMI catalog, including many of her multi-format hit singles such as “Looking For a New Love”, “Don’t You Want Me”, “Some Kind of Lover”, “Friends”, “Real Love” and more.

As a member of Shalamar her writing credits include “Work It Out” (Three For Love album) “Full of Fire” (Three for Love album),  “Help Me (Friends album), “Playing to Win” (Friends album), Talk To Me” (Go For It album). The group Destiny’s Child covered the Watley penned “Sweet 16″ on their multi-platinum “Writing’s On The Wall” album in 1999.

Duets and Features:

1983 – Musical Youth  “16″

1983 –  Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas”

1987 – George Michael “Learn To Say No” from debut solo album “Jody Watley” Produced by Bernard Edwards (CHIC, Power Station)

1988 – Stevie Wonder MTV Special “Superstitious”, “Some Kind of Lover”

1989 – Eric B. and Rakim “Friends” the first R&B/Pop Hip Hip/Rap collaboration to feature custom 16 bar verse feature and to cross over multiple charts. Produced by Andre Cymone Executive Producer Jody Watley

2003 –  Roy Ayers “I Love to Love” from “Midnight Lounge” Produced by Masters at Work

2006 –  4Hero “Bed of Roses” from “Play With The Changes” and “The Makeover” Produced by 4Hero

2012 – with French Horn Rebellion “Cold Enough”

2013 – with French Horn “Dancing Out”

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Awards and Recognition:

Grammy Award Best New Artist 1988, BMI Songwriter Awards , BET Contributor Award  Freedom and Democracy in South Africa, Mandela Freedom Fund Telethon Contributor March 22, 1994, Lifetime Achievement Billboard Dance 2007 after 13th #1 Dance Single.

Nominations: MTV VMA’s in 1987 for Best Female Video for “Some Kind Of Lover” and in 1989 remaining one of their most nominated for ‘Real Love’ directed by David Fincher. Nominations also include American Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards and Soul Train Awards.