Did you know the catchphrase “Hasta la vista, baby” did not originate from Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day? According to Songfacts, it came from Jody Watley’s song “Looking for a New Love,” which was released four years before the movie came out. You can use that to win a bet with your friends.
When Jody Watley left Shalamar (“The Second Time Around”) to launch her solo career, she didn’t mess around. “Looking for a New Love” was released in January 1987 as the first single from her self-titled debut album. The song became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of that year. As a result, Watley was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and the song was nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video, and Best R&B/Soul Single, Female, all in 1988.
In the video for “Looking For A New Love,” the stylish singer made a conscious decision to wear clothes and accessories from specific designers. She continues to be active in music and fashion. In March 2021, she took on a new role as the First Ambassador of the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville.