Happy Anniversary ‘Everything’ – January 20.

In the excitement of Inauguration Day 2021, I forgot to post this as Happy Anniversary to “Everything” from my second album “Larger Than Life.” I’ve blogged previously that January has always seemed to be a great month for my music – and it’s my birth month as well.

I love performing this song live in concert, full version or unplugged it’s always a heartfelt part of my show and emotional fan favorite.


Peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart! My 6th Top 10 Hot 100 Single as a solo artist.

Written by: Gardner Cole, J. Newton-Howard!

*Chart History*

#3 – Hot R&B

#11 – Adult Contemporary

Official Video:

Aquarian Love – Music for The Weekend.

In celebration of fellow Aquarians Bob Marley, as well as Gardner Cole co-writer of one of my classic hits “Everything” – music for the weekend. Make sure to follow me for the music on Spotify if you’re a subscriber.

The 2018  Top 10 Smooth Jazz Network Single  “Waiting In Vain” one of my favorite songs from Bob Marley. I put my spin on it fused with my love of jazz and bossa nova. A vivid and fond memory is traveling to his birthplace in 1983 shortly after my departure from Shalamar, Tuff Gong and  meeting some of those closest to him as a guest of Pasqueline Bongo (daughter of former President of Gabon).


A Top 10 Hot 100 and R&B hit ‘Everything’ written by Gardner Cole and James Newton-Howard. As soon as I heard this song when Gardner played it..I knew it was for me!


Jody Watley Classic Photo of The Day. Everything Single Cover Art 1989

Photography: Victoria Pearson Makeup: Paul Starr

Photography: Victoria Pearson,  Makeup: Paul Starr, Design: Lynn Robb and Jody Watley

I love all of my songs, including this one so I  chose this as today’s #tbt #throwbackthursday spotlight on my Facebook and Twitter pages. Thank you Gardner Cole and James Newton Howard for writing such a great song, I feel like it came from my own heart as one I’d write myself! –Wiki: “Everything” is the third single from my second album, Larger than Life. “Everything” was my third consecutive top-ten Pop and R&B single from that album in the U.S., peaking at #4 and #3, respectively.” Produced by Andre Cymone, Executive Producer Jody Watley.  Official Jody Watley “Everything” Video: