Busy Body

Busy Body is the third studio album by American R&B/soul singer-songwriter Luther Vandross, released on November 25, 1983. It was certified platinum by the RIAA in January 1985.

Busy Body
Luther Vandross - Busy Body album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 25, 1983
RecordedFebruary–November 1983
StudioMediasound Studios
Sigma Sound Studios
Sony Music Studios
(New York)
GenreR&B, soul
ProducerLuther Vandross, Marcus Miller
Luther Vandross chronology
Forever, for Always, for Love
Busy Body
The Night I Fell in Love
Singles from Busy Body
  1. "I'll Let You Slide"
    Released: 1983
  2. "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye"
    Released: August 1983
  3. "Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
    Released: 1983
  4. "Make Me a Believer"
    Released: 1984
  5. "I Wanted Your Love"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune2.5/4 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauC+[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]

Track listingEdit

Side A
1."I Wanted Your Love"Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller5:42
2."Busy Body"Vandross, Miller4:45
3."I'll Let You Slide"Vandross, Miller5:21
4."Make Me a Believer"Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.5:26
Side B
5."For the Sweetness of Your Love"Vandross, Miller7:28
6."How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye" (Duet with Dionne Warwick)Steve Goldman3:25
7."Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"Leon Russell, Bonnie Bramlett, Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder9:18



Chart (1983) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 42
US Billboard 200[6] 32
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 1


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^

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


  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune
  3. ^ Robert Christgau
  4. ^ Rolling Stone
  5. ^ "Luther Vandross | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Luther Vandross Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Luther Vandross Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "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.