Looking for a New Love

Looking For A New Love

Looking for a New Love

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"Looking for a New Love" is the first single from Jody Watley's eponymous debut album. "Looking for a New Love" became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1987. The single hit number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1987 and spent four weeks at number-one on the Billboard R&B chart..

The single was kept out of the top spot of the Hot 100 by Cutting Crew's " Died in Your Arms" and U2's "With or Without You".

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.

While listening to a tape of instrumental tracks given to her by producer André Cymone, Watley reflected on a recent sour romantic breakup. Fusing her own feelings of "I'll show you" with the feel of the track, Watley came up with the basic premise of "Looking for a New Love." The released record is the eight-track demo of the song; that way the emotional urgency of Watley's vocal was still intact. 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 Judgment Day (see Hasta la vista, baby).

2005 Reissue

In 2005, Jody Watley re-recorded and released "Looking for a New Love" on Water Music Records in...
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