The touch

Song written by Ricky and Marty Wilde. First track of the album Teases & dares, this track was also released on single in January 1985. The working title for this track was So right.

Versions

There are three versions of 'The Touch': the album version, the 7" version and the extended version.

Formats

The track was released as a 7" single and 12" single. A shaped picture disc also appeared, containing the 7" single tracks.
See also this page in the discography.

Live performances

'The touch' was performed live during the Rage to Rock tour in 1985, the Dutch tours in October 2015 and October 2016 and the tour with Howard Jones in Australia in 2016. 

Kim about 'The touch'

Some of those videos really embarrass me. Some of them don't embarrass me but some of them do, like 'The second time', me dressed as a ridiculous woman with a white wig on, and then which other one do I cringe at, oh yeah, 'The touch', but you didn't show the embarrassing bits of 'The touch' but oh my God, that was an atrocious video. (1)

Credits

Drums: Chris North
Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, backing vocals: Steve Byrd
'62 Fender Telecaster, Roland Jupiter 8, Slina, Mini Moog, Synclavier II: Ricki Wilde
Produced by Ricki Wilde and Marty Wilde.
Engineer: Nigel Mills with thanks to Stephen Stewart-Short and Pete Schwier.

Highest chart positions

Germany: 29 (10 weeks)
Netherlands: 20 (6 weeks)
United Kingdom: 56 (3 weeks)

Interview sources

(1) Music Box, Super Channel, 1988