‘Rob Squad Reactions Show’ Captivates With Discovery Of Jody Watley’s ‘Looking For A New Love’

Singer-Songwriter Jody Watley

(GLOBAL) June 8, 2023 Via BNM Publicity Group

The internet’s beloved popular Rob Squad Reactions Show has once again struck gold with its latest discovery – the groundbreaking Grammy award-winning artist and singer-songwriter Jody Watley

In an exciting episode released on Friday, June 2nd, the show’s host, Rob, experienced the sheer brilliance of Watley’s chart-topping hit, “Looking for a New Love,” for the very first time, leaving audiences captivated and inspired by the legendary artist’s musical prowess.

The Rob Squad Reactions Show has become a global phenomenon with its genuine and heartfelt reactions to a wide range of music from various genres and eras. In their quest to unearth hidden gems and celebrate timeless classics, the show’s host and team stumbled upon the electrifying sounds of Jody Watley, known for her innovative blend of R&B, pop, and dance music.

During the episode, viewers witnessed Rob’s genuine astonishment as he immersed himself in the infectious rhythms and irresistible hooks of “Looking for a New Love.” As the music played, Rob’s reactions ranged from head-bopping enthusiasm to stunned admiration, truly showcasing the impact of Watley’s signature sound. The episode not only introduced the Rob Squad Reactions Show’s fanbase to Watley’s incredible talent but also highlighted the enduring appeal of her music.

Jody Watley rose to prominence as a global solo artist delivering blockbuster hits, including “Looking for a New Love,” “Real Love,” and “Don’t You Want Me,” and “Still A Thrill.” Watley revolutionized the music industry with her unique style, captivating performances, and empowering lyrics.

The Rob Squad Reactions Show has consistently delighted audiences by providing an authentic platform for rediscovering and appreciating timeless music. With their latest discovery, Jody Watley, the show continues to honor and share the legacies of influential artists, ensuring their contributions remain timeless and appreciated by new generations.

The episode featuring Jody Watley’s “Looking for a New Love” is now available on the Popular Rob Squad Reactions Show’s official YouTube channel. Viewers are encouraged to join the conversation and share their own reactions to Watley’s music using the hashtag #RobSquadDiscoversJodyWatley.

About Popular Rob Squad Reactions Show

The Popular Rob Squad Reactions Show is a widely celebrated YouTube channel dedicated to sharing genuine reactions to a diverse range of music. With an engaged fanbase, the show continues to captivate audiences and provide a platform for discovering and appreciating both established and emerging artists.

About Jody Watley

Jody Watley is an iconic singer, songwriter, and trendsetter who has had a profound impact on the music industry. 

The beautiful icon in music, video, fashion and style is as prolific as anyone who’s ever set foot in a recording studio, and as proficient as anyone who’s ever decided to be a song lyricist. She is not only a great singer—she is a great songwriter, and great performer.

That persona—her willingness to tear down norms and traditional ideas setting a trend for modern-day women artists not to be boxed in has become her calling card. 

As one of the architects of 21st century pop and contemporary street style mixed with high fashion, her 1989 hit “Friends,” featuring hip hop/rap legends Eric B & Rakim, is the first pairing of pop/R&B/rap/dance to crossover into the Billboard Top 10 on multiple charts.

A previous recipient of the BMI Medal of Honor for “Don’t You Want Me,” “Looking for a New Love,” and “Real Love” amongst others, Jody Watley was inducted into the Women Songwriter Hall of Fame in 2022 along with other notable songwriters including Marilyn Bergman, Gloria Estefan, Indigo Girls, Siedah Garrett, and Loretta Lynn.

As of 2018, Jody Watley is listed in Billboard Magazine as one of the top 25 dance artists of all time and in the top 60 hot 100 artists of all time. The National Museum of African American Music named Watley as their first ambassador in 2021 featuring her on two of their outdoor digital jumbotrons. 

The Chicago native’s eclectic repertoire — R&B, hip-hop, house, jazz, pop, drum & bass, ambient, spoken word – is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk.

Jody Watley Shares A Symphonic Behind The Scenes Video

Jody Watley with the Tokyo Symphony “When Pop Meets Symphony” Concert in 2016 was an incredible experience. 3 Jody Watley International Solo Hits were performed (Looking For A New Love, Everything, Real Love).

Check out this behind the scenes soundcheck video and make sure to Subscribe to the Official Jody Watley Youtube Channel.

OTD. March 21, 1987 Jody Watley’s Looking For A New Loves Goes Number 1

Via RnB Soul Effect TV — #OnThisDay March 21st 1987 , “Looking For A New Love” went Number 1 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot R&B charts, Grammy Award Icon Jody Watley solo debut Number #1 hit single.

Written by Jody Watley & Andre Cymone Produced by Andre Cymone & David Z.

The song became one of the biggest Pop and R&B singles of 1987.

The single hit number two for four consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1987 and spent three weeks at number-one on the Billboard R&B chart.

It is the only single between 1985 and 1990 in the United States to have spent four weeks in the runner-up position and not have reached Number One.

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.

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.

A music video, directed by Brian Grant was released in March 1987 to promote the song. Grant previously made videos for Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel and Tina Turner.

OTD. Jody Watley Highly Anticipated Solo Debut Single “Looking For A New Love” Released.

Jody Watley. Looking For A New Love. 35!

#OTD March 7, 1987

“Looking For A New Love”

by GRAMMY® winner Jody Watley

Debuted on the @billboard Hot 100 chart peaking at #2

✍️🏾 Written by: J. Watley, A. Cymone

Chart Note➡️ #1 Dance, #1 Hot R&B

Grammy and American Music Awards Nominated

👉🏾 The smash hit no one saw coming!

#JodyWatley #Icon #35thAnniversary

Jody Watley On SoulBounce – Looking For A New Love On Nick Cannon Show

Soulbounce – Excerpt – “Every day is Jody Watley Appreciation Day here at SoulBounce, but earlier this week was the official day designated for the world to celebrate the living legend that is Jody Watley. She commemorated the occasion on Monday with an appearance on Nick Cannon‘s syndicated daytime talk show to kick off his Classic Jams Week…..Jody performed her iconic debut single “Looking For A New Love” from her iconic album Jody Watley. She was in her element singing the hit that had everyone in the studio up on their feet dancing. No one was having more fun than Nick, though, who found a buddy in the audience to carry on and cut up with him…” Read full feature and watch the performance in case you missed it.


Jody Watley Word UP Magazine Poster. Flashback Friday Classic Image

Jody Watley – Looking For A New Love Video. Classic in personalized denim and top hat.

NEW On Eurweb. Andre Cymone Gives Props To Iconic Singer Jody Watley

Jody Watley. Andre Cymone.

*Singer, producer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Andre Cymone gives huge props to iconic singer Jody Watley.

Cymone talked about Watley’s impact and influence on female artists such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Selena, and future generations during a sit-down interview backstage at her recent sold-out 35th-anniversary blockbuster self-titled album and birthday celebration at Sycuan Casino and Resort in San Diego.

Cymone says, “Her music and incomparable style is pure and stands the test of time still today, 35 years later.”

Read the interview and watch the video interview:

Here On Eurweb

Andre Cymone Speaks On Jody Watley, The 35th Anniversary of Grammy Winning Solo Debut and More

Jody Watley and Andre Cymone collaborated as songwriters on 4 albums including her breakthrough Grammy winning solo debut with Andre on production on many of the songs including singles – “Looking For A New Love” (released January 6, 1987) “Still A Thrill” “Some Kind Of Lover” “Real Love” “Everything” “Friends” I Want You” “Precious Love”. The eponymous self-titled debut “JODY WATLEY” went multi-platinum around the world, spawned several must-chart Top Ten Hits and Number 1’s, and nominations for American Music Awards, Soul Train and NAACP in fields dominated by King of Pop Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston in many instances. 

Jody Watley’s style influence remains everlasting, as does her music and unabashed determination and desire to keep her authenticity to who she is as an artist, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur. On the evening of her 35th Solo Debut Anniversary Concert January 28, 2022 and two days before her birthday January 30, Andre Cymone shares a few thoughts on the woman, music, influence and the legacy of Jody Watley. For more on Andre Cymone visit: https://andrecymone.com 

OTD. Jody Watley Blockbuster First Single “Looking For A New Love” Debuts On Billboard Charts

January 31, 1987

“Looking For A New Love”

by GRAMMY® Winner Jody Watley 

Debuted on the Billboard Hot R&B chart peaking at #1, ruling the Number 1 spot for 3 weeks!

Writers: Jody. Watley, Andre Cymone

Produced by Andre Cymone and David Z.

Additional Chart History:

#1 Dance

#2 Hot 100

The Grammy nominated solo debut single : Jody Watley “Looking For A New Love”

OTD. Happy 35th Anniversary Jody Watley – Looking For A New Love

Released #OTD January 6, 1987: Smash Solo Debut

“Looking for a New Love” was released as the first single from the Jody Watley eponymous debut album. The song became one of the biggest Pop and R&B singles of 1987.

“Looking For A New Love”

Writers: Jody Watley, Andre Cymone

Produced by A. Cymone, David Z.

Billboard Chart History 

#1 Dance, #1 Hot R&B, #2 Hot 100

“Looking For A New Love” was nominated for Best R&B Single Grammy, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and NAACP Image Award among others and also saw international chart success.

“Hasta la vista, baby” became a popular saying and indelible part of pop culture later used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film “The Terminator”