Touch It (Monifah song)

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"Touch It"
Touch It (Monifah song) coverart.jpg
Single by Monifah
from the album Mo'hogany
Released21 July 1998
Format
Recorded1998
Genre
Length4:45
LabelUptown / Universal
Songwriter(s)
  • Albert Joseph Charles
  • Tijuan Frampton
  • John Guldberg
  • Tim Stahl
Producer(s)Mario Winans
Monifah singles chronology
"I Still Love You"
(1997)
"Touch It"
(1998)
"Bad Girl"
(1999)
Music video
"Touch It" on YouTube

"Touch It" was the lead single from Monifah's second album, Mo'hogany. The R&B/dance hybrid was produced and written by Jack Knight and Screwface, who used a sample of Laid Back's 1983 hit, "White Horse".

Released as a single in the summer of 1998, the song became a worldwide hit, and was a top-40 hit in several countries. In the U.S., it peaked at #9 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and on the R&B charts.[1] "Touch It" was Monifah's highest peak position on the U.S. charts (though it did not reach a gold certification like her 1996 hit "You") and was her only single to reach the Billboard Year-End charts, reaching 77 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1998. The song may also be remembered for its colorful music video that featured Monifah performing the song in front of the United States armed forces.

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Touch It" (Radio Edit): 3:59
  2. "Touch It" (Album Version): 4:46

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 5
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders) 7
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia) 15
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[2] 66
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 27
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 24
New Zealand (RIANZ) 27
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 29
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[3] 14
Billboard Hot 100 9
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 9
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 1
Billboard Mainstream Top 40 13

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Billboard Hot 100[4] 77

Cover Versions & Samples[edit]

  • 2003: Dannii Minogue sampled the song and Laid's 1983 original White Horse on the album track Push taken from the 2003 album Neon Nights
  • 2014: Nena Buddemeier (ft. DJ Tomekk)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 410.
  2. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 16 no. 6. London. 6 February 1999. p. 10. ISSN 1385-612X. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". officialcharts.com.
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100: 1998". Archived from the original on 10 September 2015.

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