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Jody Watley - Greatest Hits
Jody Watley
Jody Watley - Greatest Hits
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

1996 compilation for the former Shalamar vocalist features 13 of her biggest solo hits. Highlights include, 'Looking For A Real Love', 'Some Kind Of Lover' & 'Real Love'.


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All Artists: Jody Watley
Title: Jody Watley - Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 2/13/1996
Release Date: 2/13/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Greatest Hits
UPC: 008811140021


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1996 compilation for the former Shalamar vocalist features 13 of her biggest solo hits. Highlights include, 'Looking For A Real Love', 'Some Kind Of Lover' & 'Real Love'.

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Jody Watley rules!
Randall Stevens | 04/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I strongly recommend:JODY WATLEY - GREATEST HITSHere is a little big about the songs:1. "Looking For A New Love" Huge hit! I think it was a perfect debut single. It became so popular that even Arnold Scwarzenegger used one the lines from the song -> "Asta lavista baby!"2. "I Want You" This was alright. I like her moaning at the end. :)3. "Some Kind Of Lover" Turn the party out! This track rocks! The video was great, and so was her performance of this song at the American Music Awards. It became her third top ten hit.4. "Friends" A rap collaboration with Eric B & Rakim (they did the title track for the Tupac Shaur movie "Juice"). Really well put together. Her 5th top ten smash.5. "Still A Thrill" You might think "why does she sound like that" on this track. The song sounds A LOT like Prince. Maybe because the song was co-written and produced by Andre Cymone (who used to be part of Prince's group -> The Revolution). He was also Jody's ex-husband. I didn't like this song at first. But then after hearing it several times, I loved it.6. "Everything" This was a very nice up-tempo ballad. With touching lyrics, and her beautiful voice made it the third biggest hit of her career.7. "Don't You Want Me" Oh yeah! Totally awesome. This is classic Jody Watley. One of the biggest dance tracks of the entire decade! 8. "Your Love Keeps Working On Me" From her "Intimacy" CD. It was a not bad song. 9. "Most Of All" If you are wondering where that quote is from at the end of my e-mails. It is words from this song! The track rules! Jody Watley released it on her very first album, which is one of the reasons she won Best New Artist at the 1988 Grammy's. . .the best! AH AH AH AH10. "I'm The One You Need" O.K. in 1991 I saw the video to this song and liked it a lot. But as a 16 yr old I had no money so did not buy any music back then. Two years later when I entered University, I had some money from my scholarship so I went and bought Jody Watley's "Affairs Of The Heart" tape, just for this song. I listed to the whole tape commuting to York for months, and loved it.11. "Ecstacy" A different sounding dance track, and previously only released as a British extended CD single. Remixed by David Morales (super DJ).12. "When A Man Loves A Woman" A spoken word track, with some pretty interesting lyrics.13. "Real Love" The biggest hit of her life! #2 Hot 100, #1 R&B, #1 Dance on Billboard. She co-wrote 10 of these tracks. She sings dance tracks and ballads, and boy can she dance. She is incredible, and very beautiful. I love her!"
You Know You Want Her
Aaron | Ohio, USA | 03/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The late 80's were the best time in pop music. Pop was fun and enjoyable and not taken too seriously. With women artists like Jody Watley, Expose, Taylor Dayne, Debbie Gibson, and Paula Abdul dancing their ways up the charts, it was a very feel-good time. I find it sad that today, few people seem to remember Jody Watley. She won the Grammy for best new artist in 1988 and had an impressive six top 10 hits from 1987-1990. "Looking For A New Love" was her break-through hit. It was huge and perched itself @ #2 on the pop charts for four weeks. She had two other top 10 hits from her debut which were "Some Kind of Lover"(#10 on pop charts) and the infectious "Don't You Want Me" (#6). My favorite Jody Watley song also came from her debut which is the catchy dance pop of "Most of All" which wasn't as big on pop radio, but did climb to #11 on the R&B chart. All of these songs are represented here. Her sophomore album "Larger Than Life" gave her three more top 10's. "Real Love" hit #2 while "Friends" also hit the top 10 @ #9. It was an innovative song. Now everyone and their mama uses rappers in their songs, but it was still a relatively new concept when Jody did it. "Everything" was her top 5 smash pop ballad, and of course it's here too. Later singles didn't do as well although "I'm the One You Need" did crack the top 20. Also on here are the dancey "Ecstacy" which is sure to have you grooving and the more artsy "When A Man Loves A Woman."I'm going to vent that its ridiculous that this is out of print. It's her "Greatest Hits" collection for goodness sake! It's bad enoughthat her all her studio albums are out of print.How can anyone enjoy her music???"
Don't You Want Her? Jody Does "Everything"
Vincent M. Mastronardi | Michigan | 08/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jody Wately was the reigning diva of the dance music scene in the late eighties with good reason. Her songs were infectiously light and fun. She might be the most underestimated dance/R&B singer just do to the fact that she only had one important time period, and it wasn't exactly a stellar time in musical enlightenment. She can just about do it all from the American dance hooks of "Don't You Want Me" to the hip-hop convention/confection of "Friends" with the unforgettable rhymes of Rakim and Eric B. The track is fun R&B faire but with sensibly biting lyrics and a cool almost Europe club groove and rap wisdom. "Some Kind Of Lover" is one of those almost lost club tracks with keyboard sharpness and a voice that a sexy voice that keeps the song fun yet also legitly R&B. A beautiful street pop ballad in "Everything" proves her vocal beauty that could have been masked as production. Also choice vocals are found the funky jazz of "Your Love Keeps Me Working On Me". Sexy R&B faire but perhaps not radio friendly enough. What do they know anyway? "Ecstasy" is also a lost case for radio with a great club beat and a passionful voice. Don't forget the simple pop pleasure of songs like "Most Of All" and her breakthrough "Looking For A New Love". "When A Man Loves A Woman" is the only true loser. It's a monotonous odd pop tune that is more new age than pop. Kind of a lost cause.Unlike most hits sets, this doesn't miss a beat if you ask me, touching on all of her career from huge monsters like dance pop of "Real Love" and what-could-have-been hit funky R&B of "I Want You". She isn't just a creature of the dance pop movement but rather a great soul singer that just got musical cast. Her voice has a lot of desire that you hear in songs like "Everything". For a great mix of nineties R&B and eighties dance, this set is a must."