I Need Your Body

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"I Need Your Body"
Single by Tina Arena
from the album Strong as Steel
Released 1988 (Scandinavia)
30 April 1990[1] (Australia)
Format 7" Single
12" Single
Cassette Single
Recorded 1988
Genre Dance-pop, disco
Length 3:59
Label Bozz of Electra (Scandinavia)
Avenue Records (Australia)
Writer(s) Ross Inglis
Producer(s) Doug Brady
Ross Inglis
Tina Arena singles chronology
"Turn Up the Beat"
"I Need Your Body"
"The Machine's Breaking Down"

I Need Your Body is the second single by Australian pop singer Tina Arena, originally released in 1988 in Scandinavia and issued in Australia two years later in 1990. Despite receiving little success in Scandinavia, it was Arena's first single to receive commercial success in Australia and was certified Platinum.[2] It peaked at #3 on the ARIA Singles chart,[3] and was placed at #17 on the ARIA 1990 End of Year Top 100 Singles chart.[2] This made it the second highest selling single in Australia from a local artist that year.

Song information[edit]

I Need Your Body was written by Ross Inglis, who also produced it along with Doug Brady. It was recorded at Metropolis Audio in Melbourne. Ean Sugarman and Stan Michael remixed the 'Hot DJ Mix' of 'I Need Your Body" Parts 1 & 2 after their huge success of winning an Australia wide DJ remix competition for Wa Wa Nee "Cant Control Myself". [4] The song and the video were parodied on Fast Forward by Gina Riley in 1990.[5]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Scandinavian 7" single[edit]

Total time:10:34
Catalog BOS 1050

  1. "I Need Your Body (7" Mix)" - 4:20
  2. "I Need Your Body (Mini Mix)" - 6:14

Australian 7" single[edit]

Total time:7:33
Catalog AV 2406

  1. "I Need Your Body" - 3:59
  2. "Stagefright" - 3:34

Australian 12" single #1[edit]

Total time:20:13
Catalog ED451

  1. "I Need Your Body (12" Mix)" - 6:26
  2. "I Need Your Body (Radio Mix)" - 3:59
  3. "I Need Your Body (Mini Mix)" - 6:14
  4. "Stagefright" - 3:34

Australian 12" single #2[edit]

Total time:23:57
Catalog ED454

  1. "I Need Your Body (Hot D.J. Mix)" - 10:10
  2. "I Need Your Body (Radio Mix)" - 3:59
  3. "I Need Your Body (Mini Mix)" - 6:14
  4. "Stagefright" - 3:34

Australian Cassette single[edit]

Total time:7:33 (track list repeated on both sides)
Catalog TCAV 2406

  1. "I Need Your Body" - 3:59
  2. "Stagefright" - 3:34

NOTE: The original 12" mix is included on the 1990 Australian Strong as Steel CD. This remix was not included on the reissued 1996 version of Strong as Steel.



  1. ^ "Product Available from: 30/04/90 – Singles (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 16)". Imgur.com. Retrieved 2016-05-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  3. ^ a b "australian-charts.com > Tina Arena - I Need Your Body (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-11-14. 
  4. ^ "Images for Tina Arena - I Need Your Body". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  5. ^ "Gina Riley parodying Tina Arena- Fast Forward 1990 (YouTube)". Retrieved 18 February 2012.