Looking For a New Love (Jody Watley)

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Looking For a New Love (Jody Watley)
1987
Jody Watley departed Shalamar in 1983. With the band she had achieved success, but this song – her solo debut – turned her into a bona fide star. It reached #2 on the US Hot 100 but it was a slow climb to get there. Released on 6 January it didn’t peak until 2 May – it stayed at #2 for a full month. The song was written by Watley and producer André Cymone.

Now you’re like the rest, unworthy of my best
Hasta la vista, baby

Fun fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger is credited with popularizing “Hasta la vista, baby” but in terms of using it as a kiss-off in popular culture, Watley beats him by four years.

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