Busy Body

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Not to be confused with Busybody.
For Benjamin Franklin, who used "Busy Body" as an alias during his career as an author, see the Benjamin Franklin article.
Busy Body
Luther Vandross - Busy Body album cover.jpg
Studio album by Luther Vandross
Released November 25, 1983
Recorded 1983
Studio Media Sound Studios
Sigma Sound Studios
Sony Music Studios
(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[1]
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau C+[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Busy Body is the third studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter 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
UK Albums Chart 42
U.S. Billboard 200 32
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone


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  5. ^ "American album certifications – Luther Vandross – Busy Body". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH