Looking For A New Love

Album: Jody Watley (1987)
Charted: 13 2

Songfacts®:

  • Contrary to popular belief, the catchphrase "Hasta la vista, baby" did not originate from Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day - it originated as a lyric from this song, released four years prior to T2.
  • This was Watley's first and biggest solo hit, spending four weeks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Prior to this, Watley was a member of the R&B vocal group Shalamar, and was also one of only two American acts (Kool & the Gang being the other) to participate in the original incarnation of Band Aid, the mostly British and Irish all-star group assembled by Bob Geldof to record "Do They Know It's Christmas?". >>
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    Joshua - La Crosse, WI
  • Watley wrote the lyrics to this song about moving on after a breakup. Andre Cymone, who often collaborated with Watley, wrote the music.

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1987 {April 26th} "Looking For A New Love" by Jody Watley peaked at #2 {for 4 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100* chart, for it's first two weeks at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" by the Cutting Crew, and for it's 3rd and 4th week at #2, "Without Or Without You" by U2 was in the top spot...
    "Looking For A New Love" peaked at #1 on both the Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart and the Canadian RPM Singles chart...
    Between 1987 and 1998 the Chicago, Illinois native had fourteen records on the Top 100 chart, seven made the Top 10 with her two biggest hits both peaking at #2, the above "Looking For A New Love" and "Real Love" for two weeks in May of 1989...
    One of her fourteen charted was a duet with Eric B. and Rakim, "Friends", it peaked at #9 in 1989...
    Jody Vanessa Watley celebrated her 61st birthday three months ago on January 30th, 2020...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the Billboard's Top 10 on April 26th, 1987:
    At #1. "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" by the Cutting Crew
    #2. the above "Looking For A New Love"
    #3. "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House
    #4. "La Isla Bonita" by Madonna
    #5. "Sign 'O' The Times" by Prince
    #6. "With Or Without You" by U2
    #7. "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me" by Aretha Franklin & George Michael
    #8. "The Finer Things" by Steve Winwood
    #9. "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship
    #10. "Stone Love" by Kool & The Gang
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 3, 1987, Jody Watley was a guest on the American syndicated musical television program 'Solid Gold'...
    At the time Ms. Watley didn't have a record on Billboard's Top 100 chart, during the calendar year of 1987 she had three charted records, "Looking For A New Love" {#2*}, "Still A Thrill" {#56}, and "Don't You Want Me" {#6}...
    Jody Vanessa Watley will celebrate her 59th birthday this coming January 30th {2018}...
    * "Looking For A New Love" was #2 for four weeks; for it's first two weeks at #2, the #1 record was "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" by the Cutting Crew, and for weeks 3 and 4, "With Or Without You" by U2 was in the top spot.
  • John from Nashville, TnCo-writer Andre Cymone was the bass player for Prince from 1979 to 1981. He released three solo albums on Columbia (1981's LIVIN' IN THE NEW WAVE, 1983's SURVIVING IN THE 80s, and 1985's AC). The Prince written and produced track "The Dance Electric" was Cymone's biggest hit.
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