Touch (The Supremes song)

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"Touch"
Single by The Supremes
from the album Touch
B-side "It's So Hard for Me to Say Good-bye"
Released September 7, 1971
Recorded 1970
Genre Soul
Length 3:10
Label Motown
Writer(s) Pam Sawyer
Frank Wilson
Producer(s) Frank Wilson
The Supremes singles chronology
"You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart"
(1971)
"Touch"
(1971)
"Floy Joy"
(1971)
Touch track listing

"Touch" is a soft ballad written by Pamela Sawyer and Frank Wilson, who also produced it as a single for Motown recording group The Supremes, who issued it as a single in 1971.

It was the title track of the group's fourteenth studio album of the same name. It was the first single in which sole original Supremes member Mary Wilson had a lead vocal on a released Supremes single. Cindy Birdsong also sings lead toward the end of the song.

The single, upon release, peaked at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming the first post-Diana Ross Supremes song to do so. It was also the last single in which Frank Wilson would serve as producer.

This single would later be covered two years later by The Jackson 5 as the b-side to their single "Hallelujah Day", with almost no changes to the lyrics, lead singer Michael Jackson was only fourteen at the time he recorded the song for the Skywriter album.

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