|Single by Jermaine Stewart|
|from the album Frantic Romantic|
|Label||10 Records, Arista Records, Virgin Records|
|Songwriter(s)||Jermaine Stewart, Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen|
|Producer(s)||Narada Michael Walden|
|Jermaine Stewart singles chronology|
"Jody" is a song by American singer Jermaine Stewart, released in 1986 as the third single from his album Frantic Romantic . It was written by Stewart, Narada Michael Walden and Jeffrey Cohen, and produced by Walden.
In America, the single became Stewart's most successful single on the dance charts, peaking at #9, and became his third single to enter the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #42. In Canada, the single made a brief appearance on the chart, peaking at #81.
"Jody" was inspired by Jody Watley of American music group Shalamar, for which Stewart had been a backing vocalist and dancer in the early 1980s.
Watley went on to co-write two singles on Stewart's 1988 follow-up album, Say It Again : "Don't Talk Dirty to Me" and "Is It Really Love?," both of them with her husband of the time André Cymone, who co-produced and performed on the album.
The B-side for the single, "Dance Floor", was also taken from the album Frantic Romantic. It was written by Stewart and Roy Carter.For the single, various remixes of "Jody" were released along with a limited edition 2x12" vinyl that included two remixes of "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off".
|Canadian Singles Chart||81|
|UK Singles Chart||50|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||42|
|U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play||9|
|U.S. Billboard Black Singles||18|
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