Jody Watley– Nightlife (Single)
The last time Jody Watley made the Official Charts was April 1998 when she reached number 51 with Off The Hook, there have been singles released stateside but none of them have been released in the UK, could this change with Nightlife?
A brief recap of Jody Watley’s career; between the years 1977 to 1983; Watley was a member of the group Shalamar who had hits with Friends, A Night To Remember, There it is and Friends. Watley released her debut solo album in 1987, her biggest hit in the UK was Looking For A New Love which reached No.13 in May 1987. In 1989 Watley reached No.21 with Friends, subsequent singles have been released but have made little inroads in the Official Charts.
Nightlife written by Watley together with Julien Aletti and Ralph Aletti, harks back to the feel good disco of her Shalamar days , its as if Watley has gone full circle as Nightlife features backing vocals from Gerald Brown (who was the vocalist in Shalamar before Howard Hewitt replaced him) and it also references waacking ( a street dance which came into prominence during the time that Shalamar were having their greatest successes).
Promoted rightly this could be Watley’s biggest hit in the UK as disco has come back to the forefront thanks to the recent successes of Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers, clubbers will be waacking from New York, London , Tokyo, Paris, Madrid and Shanghai. A worldwide phenomenon perhaps.
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Lyric video for Nightlife