Some Kind of Lover

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"Some Kind of Lover"
Single by Jody Watley
from the album Jody Watley
ReleasedJanuary 4, 1988
GenrePop, New Jack Swing, R&B, Soul
Length4:09 (Album Version)
4:32 (Dance Remix)
Songwriter(s)Jody Watley, André Cymone
Producer(s)André Cymone, David Z.
Jody Watley singles chronology
"Don't You Want Me"
"Some Kind of Lover"
"Most of All"
"Don't You Want Me"
"Some Kind of Lover"
"Most of All"

"Some Kind of Lover" is the fourth single from Jody Watley's self-titled debut, Jody Watley.


"Some Kind of Lover" was Jody's third top 10 pop single from the album, and third number-one of the US dance chart, though the single found huge success in America, outside on the states the single only reached number 81 on the UK charts.

The single advanced into the top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart during the week of February 27, 1988, finally stalling at #10 the week of April 16, 1988. "Some Kind of Lover" kept Watley in the Top 20 of the singles chart for six weeks. The music video premiered in January 1988.

In 1988 the song was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards, for Best Female Video and Best New Artist in a Video, she also performed "Some Kind of Lover" at the award show that year.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award
1988 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Female Video for "Some Kind of Lover"
1988 MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best New Artist for "Some Kind of Lover"


Chart (1988) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 47
UK Singles Chart 81
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
Year-End Charts (1988) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[1] 57
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[2] 12
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance 12-Inch Singles[3] 11


  1. ^ "Billboard Black Singles - 1988". Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  2. ^ "Billboard Dance Club Play Singles - 1988". Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  3. ^ "Billboard Dance 12-Inch Singles - 1988". Retrieved 2011-12-15.

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