Jody (song)

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"Jody"
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Single by Jermaine Stewart
from the album Frantic Romantic
B-side "Dance Floor"
Released 1986
Genre Pop
Length3:40
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
"Frantic Romantic"
(1986)
"Jody"
(1986)
"Don't Ever Leave Me"
(1987)

"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.

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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. [1]

Background

"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.

Release Information

The B-side for the single, "Dance Floor", was also taken from the album Frantic Romantic. It was written by Stewart and Roy Carter. [2] 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". [3]

Formats

7" Single
  1. "Jody" - 3:40
  2. "Dance Floor" - 4:43
12" Single (American/Canadian release)
  1. "Jody (Dance Mix)" - 5:33
  2. "Jody (Dub Mix)" - 6:09
  3. "Dance Floor (Extended Version)" - 6:38
  4. "Jody (Single Version)" - 3:40
12" Single (European release)
  1. "Jody (Dance Version)" - 5:24
  2. "Jody (Dub Version)" - 5:56
  3. "Dance Floor" - 4:44
Limited Edition 2x12" Single
  1. "Jody (Dance Version)" - 5:24
  2. "Dance Floor" - 4:44
  3. "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Remixed Version)" - 5:45
  4. "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Remixed Dub Version)" - 6:40

Chart performance

Chart (1986)Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart [4] 81
UK Singles Chart [5] 50
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [6] 42
U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play [1] 9
U.S. Billboard Black Singles [7] 18

Personnel

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