Touch Me (I Want Your Body)

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"Touch Me (I Want Your Body)"
Single by Samantha Fox
from the album Touch Me
B-side "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"
Released 30 March 1986
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded 1984–1985, London, Los Angeles, New York City
Genre Italo disco, eurobeat, synthpop
Length 3:42
Label Jive
Writer(s) Jon Astrop, Pete Q. Harris, Mark Shreeve
Producer(s) Jon Astrop, Pete Q. Harris
Samantha Fox singles chronology
- "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)"
(1986)
"Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)"
(1986)
US 7" single

"Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" was the first hit for British singer Samantha Fox. It was released in 1986 from her first album Touch Me. The single was a worldwide hit, peaking at number four in the United States (usually a tough market for international acts), number three in her native UK, and topping the Australian and Canadian charts. In Canada, the single stayed for seven weeks at number one. The single stayed at the top of Sweden's music chart for eight weeks, succeeded by Fox's second single "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)".

Lyrics and music video[edit]

The song, recorded at Battery Studios, London, is about her searching for a man. The video featured her performing to a packed crowd wearing ripped denim jeans. During the song she pulls a young man from the crowd and teases him before moving on to someone else. A stand-out scene from the video is the close-up shot of Fox as she is heard moaning in a sexual manner. The song itself is layered with sexual lines, including: "Like a tramp in the night, I was begging for you, to treat my body like you wanted to" and of course the chorus itself, "Touch me, touch me, I wanna feel your body, your heartbeat next to mine, touch me, touch me NOW!".

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" – 3:44
  2. "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" – 5:06
7" single (US & Canada)
  1. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" – 3:44
  2. "Drop Me A Line" – 3:46
12" single
  1. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (extended version) – 5:19
  2. "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" – 5:07
12" maxi – Remixes
  1. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (blue mix) – 5:49
  2. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (alternative version) – 4:09
  3. "Tonight's the Night" – 3:16
12" maxi – U.S.
  1. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (extended version) – 5:19
  2. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" – 3:44
  3. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (blue mix) – 5:49
  4. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (alternative version) – 4:09
  5. "Drop Me a Line" – 3:47

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"The Final Countdown" by Europe
Swedish number-one single
9 July 1986 – 13 August 1986 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)" by Samantha Fox
Preceded by
"Jeanny" by Falco
Norwegian VG-Lista number-one single
27/1986 – 30/1986 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna
Preceded by
"Midnight Lady" by Chris Norman
Swiss number-one single
15 June 1986 – 6 July 1986 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Venus" by Bananarama

Günther version featuring Samantha Fox[edit]

"Touch Me"
Single by Günther featuring Samantha Fox
Released 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop, Dance music

In August 2004, an Eurodance cover version was produced by Swedish music artist Günther with Samantha Fox performing new vocals for the song. The video also features Fox.

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Swedish Singles Chart[23] 1
Preceded by
"I Won't Cry"
by Elin Lanto
Swedish Singles Chart number-one single
25 November 2004 – 2 December 2004
Succeeded by
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz

Other cover versions[edit]

  • Parts of the song were sampled by The KLF in their single "All You Need Is Love" in 1987.
  • European alternative band The Hot Stewards covered the song for their 2007 album Cover Up.
  • Quebec City acoustic cover band The Lost Fingers recorded a cover of the song for their 2008 album Lost in the 80s.
  • Israeli singer-songwriter Marina Maximillian Blumin created a cover version to this song on the drama Hasufim.
  • Spanish band Hotel Persona fronted by Placebo bass player Stefan Olsdal covered the song for their 2008 album In the Clouds.
  • NYC electro-group Naked Highway covered the song for their 2012 EP Touch Me.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  4. ^ "Samantha Fox: Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (in French). Les classement single.
  6. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Samantha Fox > Touch Me (I Want Your Body) – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  7. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  8. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)". Top Digital Download.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)". VG-lista.
  11. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" Canciones Top 50.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)". Singles Top 60.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Samantha Fox: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  15. ^ a b c "Samantha Fox Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Samantha Fox.
  16. ^ "1986 Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). Austriancharts. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  17. ^ "Single top 100 over 1986" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  18. ^ "1986 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Swisscharts. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  19. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1987". Longboredsurfer. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  20. ^ Canada certifications cria.ca . Retrieved 12 January 2009.
  21. ^ "Les certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  22. ^ "UK certifications, database". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  23. ^ SwedishCharts.com: Page for "Touch Me" by Günther featuring Samantha Fox

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