Touch is the third studio album by the British new wave duo Eurythmics, released on 26 November 1983. The album was the duo's first UK number-one album, and also reached the top 10 in the US. It has since been certified Platinum in the US and Silver in the UK. It was rated #500 on Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2012, the album jumped to #492 on a revised list.
International Success 
By this time, the duo had achieved international success with their hit single "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)." The follow-up, Touch, was reputedly recorded and mixed in only about three weeks at Eurythmics' own London studio facility, The Church. In addition, Touch was also the first album to be released simultaneously on record and on the then-new CD format in the United States.
Album singles 
The album featured the singles "Who's That Girl?" (#3 UK, #21 US), "Right by Your Side" (#10 UK, #29 US) and "Here Comes the Rain Again" (#8 UK, #4 US). The music video for "Who's That Girl" featured a variety of British stars (including Stewart's future wife, Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama) and uncredited lookalikes of American rock singer Deborah Harry of Blondie, British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor, American actress Meryl Streep and Italian actress Sophia Loren, all accompanying Stewart throughout the clip. In this video, Lennox plays both a man and a woman in this video with the characters sharing a kiss at the end of the clip. Lennox later reprised this image dressed up as Elvis Presley for the 1984 Grammy Awards.
2005 Re-release 
On 14 November 2005, SonyBMG repackaged and released Eurythmics' back catalog as "2005 Deluxe Edition Reissues." Each of their eight studio albums' original track listings were supplemented with bonus tracks and remixes.
Awards and honours 
The album is ranked number 493 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2012 the album ranked at #492 on a revised list. Slant Magazine listed the album at #47 on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980s".
Track listing 
All songs written and composed by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except "Fame" by David Bowie, Carlos Alomar and John Lennon.
||"You Take Some Lentils and You Take Some Rice"
||"Plus Something Else"
||"Paint a Rumour" (Long Version)
||"Who's That Girl?" (Live)
||"Here Comes the Rain Again" (Live)
Live band for the accompanying tour included:
- Producer: Dave Stewart
- Engineer: Jon Bavin
- Sequencing: Dave Stewart
- String arrangements: Michael Kamen
- Arrangers: Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
- Art direction: Laurence Stevens
- Design: Laurence Stevens
- Cover design: Andrew Christian, Laurence Stevens
- Photography: Brian Aris, Pete Ashworth
Peak positions 
|Australian Albums Chart
|Canadian Albums Chart
|Dutch Albums Chart
|French Albums Chart
|German Albums Chart
|Japanese Albums Chart
|New Zealand Albums Chart
|Norwegian Albums Chart
|Swedish Albums Chart
|Swiss Albums Chart
|UK Albums Chart
|U.S. Billboard 200
|U.S. Billboard R&B Albums Chart
Year-end charts