Contact (Pointer Sisters album)

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Studio album by Pointer Sisters
Released July 1985
Recorded 1984-1985 Studio 55
(Los Angeles, California)
Starke Lake Studios
(Ocoee, Florida)
Clinton Recording Studios
(New York City, New York)
Rak Recording Studios
(London, England)
Genre R&B/soul
Label RCA Records
Producer Richard Perry
Pointer Sisters chronology
Break Out
Hot Together
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Contact is the eleventh studio album by the American vocal group The Pointer Sisters, released in 1985 by RCA Records.


Upon its release, Contact quickly became the Pointer Sisters' second-most successful album to date; it was certified platinum, denoting U.S. sales of over one million, and helped the trio win an American Music Award for "Favorite Video Group" in 1986. Contact yielded U.S. chart hits with the singles "Dare Me" (Hot 100 #11, UK #17), "Freedom" and "Twist My Arm." Another song, "Back In My Arms," was released as a single and video in the UK.

A track from the Contact sessions, entitled "Just a Little Closer," was released on the We Are The World charity compilation album in 1985.

Contact was remastered and issued on CD with bonus tracks in 2011 by Big Break Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Twist My Arm" Andy Goldmark, Bruce Roberts 4:25
2. "Hey You" Richard Page, Steve George, John Lang 3:58
3. "Pound, Pound, Pound" Roberts, Goldmark 4:04
4. "Back in My Arms" Page, George, Lang, Pat Mastelotto 4:39
5. "Burn Down the Night" Page, George, Lang, Pat Mastelotto 3:09
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Bodies and Souls" Mark Goldenberg 3:49
7. "Contact" Robbie Nevil, Brock Walsh 4:21
8. "Dare Me" Sam Lorber, David Innis 4:06
9. "Freedom" David McHugh 6:21

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 25
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 11
UK Albums Chart 34


  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Contact review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-15.

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