Happy 35th Anniversary Jody Watley’s Sizzling “Some Kind Of Lover”

Jody Watley – “Some Kind Of Lover” Single Cover Art. Photography by Victoria Pearson. Art Direction and Design: Jody Watley & Lynn Robb.

SOME KIND OF LOVER : 35th Anniversary

January 4 1988 , Grammy Award Icon Jody Watley .

“Some Kind of Lover” was Jody’s third Top Hot 100 Top 10 Single from the album, and third number-one of the US dance chart, Number 3 Hot R&B. 

The music video premiered in January 1988 and was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards, for Best Female Video and Best New Artist in a Video, she also performed “Some Kind of Lover” at the MTV award show that year, and with Stevie Wonder on his 1988 MTV Special “Characters.” 

Billboard: #1 Dance, #3 Hot R&B, #10 Hot 100

Written by: Jody Watley, Andre Cymone

Produced by Andre Cymone & David Z.

Styling & Creative Direction as with all of her music videos and appearances.

Some Kind Of Lover video directed by Brian Grant who also lensed her videos for “Looking For A New Love” and “Still A Thrill” 

“Signature” Jumbo Hoops, Chanel belt, Chuck Taylor sneakers Jean Paul Gaultier Velvet and Metal Bustier and Watley’s Iconic customized leather jacket with the artwork on the back emblazoned with JODY. For the Soul Train performance Watley wore the equally iconic and highly coveted rare blue Issey Miyake Plastic Body Bodice.