Touch Me (I Want Your Body)

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"Touch Me (I Want Your Body)"
Touch me (I want your body).jpg
Single by Samantha Fox
from the album Touch Me
B-side
  • "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"
  • "Drop Me a Line"
Released10 March 1986 (1986-03-10)[1]
Recorded1985
StudioBattery, London
Genre
Length3:46
LabelJive
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jon Astrop
  • Pete Q. Harris
Samantha Fox singles chronology
"Aim to Win"
(1984)
"Touch Me (I Want Your Body)"
(1986)
"Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)"
(1986)
Alternative cover
Sam-Fox-Touch-Me-I-Want-Your-Body-US-12-inch.jpg
US 7-inch single cover
Music video
"Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" on YouTube

"Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" is a song by English singer Samantha Fox from her debut studio album, Touch Me (1986).

A successful topless model, Fox had been invited to attend an open audition for Jive Records, as the label was seeking "a British Madonna" to sing the song.[3] She was successful and was offered a five album deal.[3]

Written by Mark Shreeve, Jon Astrop, and Pete Q. Harris, and produced by the latter two, the song was released on 10 March 1986 as Fox's debut single and the lead single from the Touch Me album.

"Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" was a worldwide success, peaking at number three on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the US Billboard Hot 100, while topping the charts in Australia, Canada, Finland, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Lyrics and music video[edit]

The song is about her searching for a man. The accompanying music video featured Fox performing to a packed crowd wearing ripped jeans and a denim jacket. The singer declined suggestions she film a raunchy video with bed sequences, insisting a concert performance scenario would better serve her ambitions to be taken seriously, and feeling the song's lyrics were already sexy enough.[3]

During the song, she pulls a young man from the crowd and teases him before moving on to someone else. The song is loaded with sexual innuendos.

Track listings[edit]

  • 7-inch single
  1. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" – 3:44
  2. "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" – 5:06
  • 7-inch single (US and Canada)
  1. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" – 3:44
  2. "Drop Me a Line" – 3:46
  • 12-inch single
  1. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (extended version) – 5:19
  2. "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" – 5:07
  • 12-inch maxi single – Remixes
  1. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (blue mix) – 5:49
  2. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (alternative version) – 4:09
  3. "Tonight's the Night" – 3:16
  • US 12-inch maxi single
  1. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (extended version) – 5:19
  2. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" – 3:44
  3. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (blue mix) – 5:49
  4. "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" (alternative version) – 4:09
  5. "Drop Me a Line" – 3:47

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[40] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[41] Silver 250,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[1] Silver 250,000[42]

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Günther featuring Samantha Fox version[edit]

"Touch Me"
Touch-me-gunther-samantha-fox.jpg
Single by Günther featuring Samantha Fox
from the album Pleasureman
Released2004
Recorded2004
Genre
Length3:38
LabelWarner Music Sweden
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Günther singles chronology
"Teeny Weeny String Bikini"
(2004)
"Touch Me"
(2004)
"Crazy and Wild"
(2004)
Samantha Fox singles chronology
"Perhaps"
(1998)
"Touch Me"
(2004)
"Angel with an Attitude"
(2005)
Music video
"Touch Me" on YouTube

In 2004, Swedish singer Günther covered the song for his debut studio album, Pleasureman (2004). His version features new vocals by Fox, who also appears in the accompanying music video.

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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