The Slightest Touch

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"The Slightest Touch"
Single by Five Star
from the album Silk & Steel
B-side "Stone Court"
Released 23 March 1987 (1987-03-23)
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1986
Genre Pop
Length 4:01
Label RCA, Tent
Writer(s) Michael Jay, Marvin Morrow
Producer(s) Buster Pearson, Michael Jay
Five Star singles chronology
"Stay Out of My Life"
"The Slightest Touch"
"Are You Man Enough?"

"The Slightest Touch" is a 1987 single by the British pop group Five Star. It reached No. 4 in the UK singles chart, becoming the group's final Top 10 hit to date.

Taken from their second album, Silk & Steel, Five Star chose legendary remixer Shep Pettibone to remix the album track for release as a single.

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl

  1. "The Slightest Touch" (Shep Pettibone 7" Mix) (Michael Jay, Marvin Morrow) 4.01
  2. "Stone Court" (Stedman Pearson) 3.46

12" vinyl

  1. "The Slightest Touch" (The Pettibone Touch Remix) 6.27 *
  2. "The Slightest Touch" (House Touch) 6.27
  3. "Stone Court" 3:46
  4. "The Slightest Touch" (Slightest Dub) 6:16

Cassette single

  1. "The Slightest Touch" (Shep Pettibone 7" Mix)
  2. "Find the Time" (Shep Pettibone Remix - Part 1)
  3. "Stone Court"
  4. "If I Say Yes" (Lew Hahn New York Remix)

Box set with two 7" singles

  1. "The Slightest Touch" (Shep Pettibone 7" Mix)
  2. "Stone Court"
  1. "Hide and Seek" (7" edit)
  2. "Crazy"

* The Pettibone Touch Remix of "The Slightest Touch" was included on the CD compilation Dance Classics vol 19 + 20, released in 2007 by Rodeo Media Records. It is also available on CD on the 2010 Expanded Edition of Silk & Steel (CRPOP74), although there is a slight mastering error at the beginning of this pressing.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 4
Dutch GfK chart[2] 20
Dutch Top 40[3] 29
Irish Singles Chart[4] 2
"The Slightest Touch 2005"
Single by Five Star
Released 25 September 2005
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single, Digital Download,
Genre Pop
Length 4:25
Label Tent, Positive Impact
Writer(s) Michael Jay, Marvin Morrow
Producer(s) Buster Pearson
Five Star singles chronology
"System Addict 2005"
"The Slightest Touch 2005"

The Slightest Touch 2005[edit]

In 2005, Five Star planned to release a remixed version of "The Slightest Touch" as a single, but it never got released.[clarification needed]

Proposed track listing[edit]

  1. "The Slightest Touch" (2005 Remix)
  2. "The Slightest Touch" (Xtra Mix)
  3. "System Addict" 2005

Cover version[edit]

"The Slightest Touch" is one of the few Five Star songs to have been covered by another artist; Louise recorded the track for her compilation album Changing Faces: The Best of Louise album in 2001. This version of the song was based on the album mix [clarification needed] and was not released as a single.


  1. ^ "Chart Stats - Five Star - The Slightest Touch". Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  2. ^ " - 5 Star - The Slightest Touch". Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 30, 1987". Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  4. ^ " search results". Retrieved 1 March 2009. 

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