Busy Body

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For Benjamin Franklin, who used "Busy Body" as an alias during his career as an author, see the Benjamin Franklin article.
Busy Body
Studio album by Luther Vandross
Released November 25, 1983
Recorded 1982–1983; Media Sound Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre R&B, soul
Label Epic
Producer Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
Luther Vandross chronology
Forever, for Always, for Love
Busy Body
The Night I Fell in Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars link
Robert Christgau C+ link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Busy Body is the third studio album by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). It was certified platinum by the RIAA in January 1985.


His duet with Dionne Warwick, "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye", also appears on Warwick's album of the same name, which Vandross also produced.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Wanted Your Love"   Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller 5:42
2. "Busy Body"   Vandross, Miller 4:45
3. "I'll Let You Slide"   Vandross, Miller 5:21
4. "Make Me a Believer"   Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr. 5:26
5. "For the Sweetness of Your Love"   Vandross, Miller 7:28
6. "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye" (with Dionne Warwick) Steve Goldman 3:25
7. "Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"   Leon Russell, Bonnie Bramlett, Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder 9:18


Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 32
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1