Touch It (Monifah song)

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"Touch It"
Touch It (Monifah song) coverart.jpg
Single by Monifah
from the album Mo'hogany
ReleasedJuly 21, 1998 (1998-07-21)
Length4:45
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jack Knight
Monifah singles chronology
"I Still Love You"
(1997)
"Touch It"
(1998)
"Bad Girl"
(1999)
Music video
"Touch It" on YouTube

"Touch It" is the lead single from American R&B singer Monifah's second album, Mo'hogany. The song was produced and written by Jack Knight and Screwface. It uses a sample of Laid Back's 1983 hit "White Horse", so songwriters Tim Stahl and John Guldberg are given writing credits.

Released as a single on July 21, 1998, the song became a worldwide hit, charting within the top 20 in Australia, Belgium, and Canada. In the United States, it peaked at number nine on both the Billboard Hot 100 and on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. "Touch It" is Monifah's highest-peaking song on the US charts, though it did not receive a gold certification like her 1996 hit "You", and was ranked number 77 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1998. The song's music video features Monifah performing the song in front of the United States armed forces.

Track listings[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States July 21, 1998 Rhythmic contemporary radio [33]
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
  • cassette
[34]
August 11, 1998 Contemporary hit radio [35]
United Kingdom January 18, 1999
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
  • cassette
Universal [36]

Cover versions and samples[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Touch It (UK CD single liner notes). Monifah. Universal Records. 1999. UND 56218.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Touch It (UK 12-inch single sleeve). Monifah. Universal Records. 1999. UNT 56218.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ Touch It (UK cassette single sleeve). Monifah. Universal Records. 1999. UNC 56218.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ Touch It (European CD single liner notes). Monifah. Universal Records. 1998. UND 56229.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
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