Jody Watley Drops Still A Thrill, Takes Us To Paris On This Day in 1987

Released #OTD April 27, 1987

“Still A Thrill” 

Written by: Jody Watley & Andre Cymone

Produced by Andre Cymone, David Z.

Billboard Charts #3 Hot R&B, #8 Dance, #56 Hot 100

The first artist or entity allowed to film a music video in the Paris Opera House, thank you to director Brian Grant.

“I wanted to showcase my power register in the vocal range, initially a concept to present to Grace Jones as a possible duet that didn’t come to fruition. Andre slayed this groove and then I came up with the title, theme melody and lyrics, it was magic and an instant if not underrated funk jam. It was a hit but faltered somewhat on the pop side because it was so different from ‘Looking For A N ew Love’. It was important to me at this time to showcase as well that black girls could be different, edgy, and international.I loved those Duran Duran videos shot on location.

The theme of the video was ‘Paris By Night, it always makes me smile when people tell me they have made it a point to travel to Paris and go to the Opera House and take photo’s on the grand entrance staircase. There is no choreography or choreographer to show me what to do, no stylist to tell me what was cool to wear. All the dancing is freestyle and created in the moment with Tyrone Proctor who I’d known from my Soul Train days as a teenager. Another fact that distinguishes me from other artists at that time – no team of dancers, high style and singular focus. I didn’t want to be like anyone else and was clear of my vision of who I am.”




Watch Jody Watley ‘Still A Thrill” Full Video on Youtube: Here

Hear thoughts on collaborator & producer Andre Cymone:

OTD. March 21, 1992 – Jody Watley “I’m The One You Need” Debuts On Billboard Dance Chart

#OTD March 21, 1992

“I’m The One You Need”

Jody Watley. I’m The One You Need. 1992.

I love this mix!
Jody Watley – I’m The One You Need

Debuted on the Billboard Dance chart. It peaked at #3

The house music single would reach #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #23 R&B

Written by: Jody Watley, David Morales, Alec Shantzis

The 2nd Hit single from Jody’s 3rd Album “Affairs Of The Heart.”

On This Day January 20 1990. Jody Watley Scores 6th Top Ten Hot 100 Billboard Single.

#OTD January 20, 1990

“Everything”

Peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

Writers: G. Cole, J. Newton Howard

Chart History:

#3 Hot R&B,

#11 Adult Contemporary

“Though the majority of my hits are either Dance, Pop or R&B, I still love performing this ballad live – it always touches the heart.” – Jody Watley

Watch Official Video: Youtube

OTD. June 16. ‘I Want Your Love’ From ‘The Makeover’ Goes Number 1 on The Billboard Dance Charts.

June 16, 2007

From “The Makeover” full length

“I Want Your Love” Peaked at #1 on the Billboard Dance chart!

Written by Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers who I’ve known for many years gave me his blessing and also dropped in his signature guitar licks – this is one of my favorite CHIC songs and it was done with the utmost love, respect and joy.

Wattage!