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”

OTD. Jody Watley Music History. Looking For A New Love Remixes.

September 3, 2005

“Looking For A New Love” REMIXES peaked at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts becoming the first to take the same song to Number 1 in two different decades with remixes by ROCASound, Craig C., Levon Vincent, Chris Joss, Heinrich Z and more

Streaming on all digital platforms.

May 2. On This Day. Celebrating The Jody Watley Hot 100 Solo Debut Single Looking For A New Love.

#OTD May 2, 1987:

“Looking For A New Love” by GRAMMY® winner Jody Watley Peaked at #2 on the @billboard Hot 100 chart! Her first of 6 Hot 100 Top 10 Singles.

Written by Jody Watley, A. Cymone

*Billboard® History*#1 Hot R&B#1 Dance

“Hasta la vista, baby” became a popular saying, every girl wanted the black tulle skirt, rock & roll punk belts and jumbo hoop earrings, not to mention the winged eyeliner.