Your Love Keeps Working On Me – Jody Watley | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#100), R&B (#26) and Dance (#2); 1993

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

Young Jody Watley loved Soul Train and dreamed of dancing on the show. She turned her fantasy into reality through persistence, eventually becoming a regular. Soul Train ultimately spun off its own record label and a studio group called Shalamar.

When Shalamar morphed into a real group, Jody was on board; a gig she held for seven years. In 1984, Jody moved to England and the slow lane for a couple of years. Upon her return to the States, she put together Jody Watley, which yielded five hits and won her 1987’s Best New Artist Grammy.

Her 1989 album, Larger Than Life, was just that: spinning off the R&B #1 Real Love. Jody branched out into exercise videos and fashion adverts, sang at the White House, and matured musically.

1993’s Intimacy was a fine affair, especially Your Love Keeps Working On Me, which became Jody’s ninth dance floor hit.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2024 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • Art & Rhythm

Lyrics Written by:

  • John Barnes
  • Joey Diggs
  • Robert White