Touch It (Monifah song)

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"Touch It"
Touch It (Monifah song) coverart.jpg
Single by Monifah
from the album Mo'hogany
Released July 21, 1998
Format Vinyl, CD
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, Dance
Length 4:45
Label Uptown / Universal
Songwriter(s) Albert Joseph Charles, Tijuan Frampton, John Guldberg, Tim Stahl
Producer(s) The Winans
Monifah singles chronology
"I Still Love You"
"Touch It"
"Bad Girl"
"I Still Love You"
"Touch It"
"Bad Girl"

"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 went reached number 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


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 9
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 9
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 1
Billboard Mainstream Top 40 13
Australia (ARIA) 5
Belgium (Ultratop) 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 27
New Zealand (RIANZ) 27
UK (UK Singles Chart) 29

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Billboard Hot 100[2] 77

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 410. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100: 1998". Archived from the original on 2015-09-10. 

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