Jody Watley – Don’t You Want Me (1987)

“Don’t You Want Me” is the third single from singer Jody Watley’s eponymous debut album. The song was produced by Bernard Edwards of Chic-fame.

Watley’s previous single, “Still a Thrill,” fared well in dance and R&B markets, but less-so in the mainstream. This prompted her label, MCA, to go in a more pop-friendly direction. “Don’t You Want Me” was one of the biggest crossover singles for the year 1987, reaching top ten on the Billboard pop and R&B charts and becoming a number-one dance club hit.

“Don’t You Want Me” landed in the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart the week of October 24, 1987, advancing from #56 to #40. The song would go on to peak at #6 on the Hot 100 and would (beginning December 19, 1987), remain there for three consecutive weeks.

Remixed by Francois Kevorkian & Michael Hutchinson.

Don’t You Want Me (Remix)                  6:48

Don’t You Want Me (Dub Version)        7:54

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One comment on “Jody Watley – Don’t You Want Me (1987)

  1. My favourite Jody single! Have the 12″ meself and the FK remix is FAB, especially with that little sample from Looking For A New Love.
    It was climbing the charts with Debbie Gibson’s Shake Your Love end of ’87. Fun times!

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