The Touch (Kim Wilde song)

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"The Touch"
Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Teases & Dares
B-side "Shangri-La"
Released November 26, 1984
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1984
Genre Pop, new wave
Length 4:13 (Album Version)
4:05 (7" Version)

MCA (US Release)

Columbia (US/UK Release)
Writer(s) Ricki Wilde, Marty Wilde
Producer(s) Ricki Wilde
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"The Second Time"
"The Touch"
"Rage to Love"

"The Touch" is the second single from the 1984 Kim Wilde album Teases & Dares, released at the end of the year. It is generally regarded as one of Wilde's flop singles from the British point of view.

It was released as both a 7" and 12" single. The 7" featured a remix of the album version on side A, and a track written by Wilde herself on side B entitled "Shangri-La," also from the Teases and Dares album. Both tracks were extended for the 12" release. It was also featured in the soundtrack of the American movie Secret Admirer.

The music video of The Touch features Wilde playing Cinderella.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
United Kingdom 56
Germany 29
Netherlands 20