Touch Me (Rui Da Silva song)

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"Touch Me"
Single by Rui da Silva & Cass Fox
Released 1 January 2001
Format 12-inch single
CD single
Genre House
Length 8:36 (original mix)
3:40 (radio edit)
Label Kismet Records/64 Records/BMG
Producer(s) Rui Da Silva & Cassandra Fox
Rui da Silva singles chronology
"Touch Me"
(2001)
"Feel the Love"
(2002)
Cass Fox singles chronology
"Touch Me"
(2001)
"Out of My Reach"
(2005)

"Touch Me" is a song by Portuguese house producer Rui da Silva and British singer-songwriter Cassandra Fox. The single is arguably Rui da Silva's most popular song, spending one week at the number-one spot on the UK chart, the first song by a Portuguese musician to do so, lasting a total of 14 weeks on the chart alone and selling over 300,000 copies. The soulful vocal, trance chords, and deep house groove of "Touch Me" earned Rui an award for Best Single in the Muzik Magazine Dance Awards 2001[citation needed], as well as a nomination for Best Breakthrough Artist at the Dance Star Awards[citation needed].

Background and writing[edit]

Vocalist Cassandra Fox wrote the song and co-produced the hit single with Rui (Cass writing the lyrics, Fox/Silva writing the backing track) hanging out at Silva's studio after the two met when he and a friend saw her performing in the West End.

Content[edit]

Da Silva told Billboard that the song originally contained a guitar part which was inspired by Spandau Ballet's "Chant No. 1". This part was removed after difficulties in getting clearance on the publishing. The removal of this part resulted in the record's release being delayed from Christmas 2000 until the beginning of 2001.[1]

Versions[edit]

  1. "Touch Me" (Original Mix)
  2. "Touch Me" (Saffron Mix)
  3. "Touch Me" (Radio Edit)
  4. "Touch Me" (Double 99 Club Mix)
  5. "Touch Me" (Double 99 Dub Mix)
  6. "Touch Me" (Peace Division Higher Mix)
  7. "Touch Me" (Peace Division Higher Dub)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 29
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 11
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[5] 10
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 12
France (SNEP)[7] 74
Germany (Media Control AG)[8] 56
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 1
Italy (FIMI)[10] 17
Portugal (Billboard)[11] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 20
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[13] 19
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 58
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 85
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 1
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[18] 7
Preceded by
"Can We Fix It?" by Bob the Builder
UK Singles Chart number-one single (Rui da Silva version)
7 January 2001 – 14 January 2001
Succeeded by
"Love Don't Cost a Thing" by Jennifer Lopez

Cassandra Fox's version[edit]

"Touch Me"
Single by Cass Fox
from the album Come Here
Released 30 October 2006
Format CD single, 12"
Genre Soul, R&B
Length 4:01
Label Island
Producer(s) Rollo Armstrong
Cass Fox singles chronology
"Little Bird"
(2006)
"Touch Me"
(2006)

Island Records released their own version in 2006, re-recording it with the backing track for her album Come Here. Information of the re-release was posted on her personal website. "4 years after the track was originally number one, the track written and sung by Cass with Rui da Silva is being re-released on October 30th. Remixes come from X-Press 2, Tom Neville and Spencer & Hill and have already been getting plays on Radio 1 (Judge Jules) and Kiss FM."[19]

Cassandra Fox left Island Records, and decided not to move forward with the re-release of Touch Me. She went on the Faithless Tour instead.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. Touch Me (Spencer & Hill Radio Edit)
  2. Touch Me (X-Press 2's Rave and Bleep Vocal)
  3. Touch Me (Tom Neville Mix)
  4. Touch Me (Spencer & Hill Full Length Mix)
  5. Touch Me (Tom Elmhirst Radio Edit ) *Hidden Track
12"
  1. Touch Me (Spencer & Hill Full Length Mix)
  2. Touch Me (Tom Neville Mix)
  3. Touch Me (X-Press 2's Rave and Bleep Vocal)
Download only (Via 7 Digital and iTunes)
  1. Touch me (Mike Koglin & Jono Grant Remix)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Da Silva Proves He's Got the Right 'Touch' 02/10/01". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (6): 39. 10 February 2001. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra – Touch Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra – Touch Me" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra – Touch Me" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  5. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World (February 10, 2001)
  6. ^ "Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra: Touch Me" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra – Touch Me" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra – Touch Me". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  11. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. 23 March 2002. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 7, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  13. ^ Romanian Top 100 Singles Airplay Chart - Top of the Year 2001
  14. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra – Touch Me" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra – Touch Me". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  16. ^ "Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra – Touch Me – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  17. ^ "January 2001/ Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  18. ^ "Rui Da Silva Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Rui Da Silva. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  19. ^ Cass Fox (2006). Cass Fox Online CassMusic.net (Retrieved 11 September 2006)

External links[edit]

  • Rui Da Silva on Myspace – Listen to & Free Download of "Touch Me" Original Version (8:35) Available Here (MP3 Mono @ 96 kbit/s)