Happy Music Birthday Looking For A New Love.

On this day January 6th 1987 Grammy award icon Jody Watley released her debut number #1 hit single “Looking For A New Love”

“Looking for a New Love” is a song by American dance-pop singer Jody Watley. It was released in January 1987 as the first single from her eponymous debut album. The song became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1987. Watley re-recorded and re-issued the song in various remixes in 2005 another milestone and first in Billboard Chart History for a single to be Number 1 in two separate decades.

The single hit number two for four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1987 and spent four weeks at number-one on the Billboard R&B chart.The single was kept out of the top spot of the Hot 100 by Cutting Crew’s “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” and U2’s “With or Without You”, and would itself keep Club Nouveau’s Hot 100 number-one single “Lean on Me” out of the top spot of the R&B chart. It ranked number 16 on Billboard’s year-end chart for 1987.

The song also reached number-one on the RPM Singles Chart in Canada.

In 1988 the song was nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video, and Best R&B/Soul Single, Female. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

While listening to a tape of instrumental tracks given to her by producer André Cymone, Watley reflected on a recent sour romantic breakup. Fusing her own feelings of “I’ll show you” with the feel of the track, Watley came up with the basic premise of “Looking for a New Love.” The released record is the eight-track demo of the song; that way the emotional urgency of Watley’s vocal was still intact. One of the song’s key phrases became a popular saying: “Hasta la vista, baby.” It wound up on innumerable answering machines and was used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day (see Hasta la vista, baby).

Jody Watley ‘Waiting In Vain’ 2018 Poptastically Top 5

My jazz bossa nova makeover of the Bob Marley classic “Waiting In Vain” is in the Top 5 of the Poptastic Confessions 2018 Top 100.

Thank you Dave Higdon and Poptastic Confessions, my original production partner on this, Rodney Lee, and all who supported this record. Poptastic Confessions Top 5

Jody Watley – Like A Holiday on The BBC

Jody Watley and Alex Di Cio’ with holiday love with John Leech, BBC radio.

Video also viewable on Jody Watley Official YouTube Channel

Jody Watley and SRL’s The Passion Top 20 Best of 2018

The Jody Watley & SRL project had a productive year in 2018 with assist from remix producer Alex Di Cio’ from Italy.

“The Passion” written by and originally produced by Watley, SRL with guitar by Levi Seacer formerly of from The NPG with Prince comes in at #17 on the Poptastic Confessions 2018 Year End Chart

The Passion Official Video

Jody Watley’s Waiting In Vain Makes Top 100 Year End 2018 Smooth Jazz Network

Doing music I love and continuing to defy odds and boundaries imposed by others often this very business is what’s important to me and most of all to enjoy it all as much as possible in the process .. everything else is always just a bonus.

To you I say – keep exploring and growing .. that’s the beauty and blessing of life.

Celebrating The Music Of Jody Watley

Monday 3rd Dec. 8pm-10pm [UK]  K2KRadio.com
The Wayne Boucaud Radio Show,Blackin3D 
Presents ‘Still A Thrill’ – Celebrating the music of Jody Watley.
That’s right, if your a fan you’ll know that this is a long time coming,i’ll be playing the music of the Grammy winning,Style and Music Icon,Miss Jody Watley,again,all of my own personal faves and i hope there yours too.
Also,playing music from The Eclectic Sessions,the genre spectrum from around the globe,news and comedy…
All happening right here on ‘the coolest show on the planet’.
Peace. Wayne. K2KRadio.com London/Worldwide

Jody Watley and SRL. 2019 Soul Fame Honors

Check Out Back 2 Back Music Video’s “The Mood” & “The Passion” On YouTube

Jody Watley & SRLOfficial 2018 been a amazing ride for the group & as this year almost wrapping it up best believe 2019 is gonna be even more exciting.

“The Passion” Music Video

https://youtu.be/oRXyAfE_ZtU

“The Mood” Music Video

https://youtu.be/kkE5_CHs0wE

Via R&B Soul Effect TV