Real Love (Jody Watley song)

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"Real Love"
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Single by Jody Watley
from the album Larger than Life
ReleasedMarch 18, 1989
Recorded1988
GenreNew jack swing
Length4:23
LabelMCA
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)André Cymone
Jody Watley singles chronology
"Most of All"
(1988)
"Real Love"
(1989)
"Friends"
(1989)
"Most of All"
(1988)
"Real Love"
(1989)
"Friends"
(1989)

"Real Love" is a song by American singer Jody Watley from her second studio album Larger than Life (1989). "Real Love" became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1989. The single reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and dance chart.

History[edit]

On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, "Real Love" rocketed into the Top 40 from #51 to #37, the week of April 1, 1989. The single lingered in the Top 10 for six weeks, peaking at #2 for two weeks, beginning May 20, 1989, held out of the top position by Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl".

During the summer of 1989, Watley's "Real Love" video, directed by David Fincher, was nominated for six MTV Video Music Awards including Breakthrough Video, Best Art Direction, Best Dance Video, and Best Female Video at the 1989 award show. That record was held until Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson's video "Scream" received eleven VMA nominations in 1995. The song was also nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best Female Single. The music video premiered in March 1989 on Cable television networks.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Female Video for "Real Love"
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Dance Video for "Real Love"
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Direction for "Real Love"
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Art Direction for "Real Love"
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Editing for "Real Love"
1989 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Breakthrough Video for "Real Love"

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gavin Scott. "25 Years Ago This Week: April 16, 1989". chartbeat.blogspot.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  2. ^ top30-2.radio2.be Archived 2012-04-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ dutchcharts.nl
  4. ^ www.musicline.de
  5. ^ www.irishcharts.ie
  6. ^ www.charts.org.nz
  7. ^ www.hitparade.ch
  8. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 51, No. 8, December 23, 1989". RPM. December 23, 1999. Archived from the original on September 7, 2017. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "Billboard Pop Singles - 1989". Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  10. ^ "Billboard Black Singles - 1989". Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  11. ^ "Billboard Dance Club Play Singles - 1989". Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  12. ^ "Billboard Dance 12-Inch Singles - 1989". Retrieved 2011-12-15.

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