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"Everytime We Touch" is a song performed by the German techno and Eurodance trio Cascada, taken from their 2006 debut album of the same name. It was written, composed, and produced by the band's DJs, Manian and Yanou; however, the only writing/composing credits were given to Maggie Reilly, Stuart Mackilliop, and Peter Risavy, as the song borrows the chorus from Reilly's single of the same name. "Everytime We Touch" was first released in the United States on August 16, 2005 by Robbins Entertainment. It was later released internationally in association with other dance music labels including Zooland Records and All Around the World and Universal Music Group following its success in the United States. Musically, the song was composed as a Eurodance track with a pulsating synthesizer, jackhammer beat, and Europop lyrics.

"Everytime We Touch"
Everytime We Touch.jpg
Single by Cascada
from the album Everytime We Touch
ReleasedAugust 16, 2005
Format
RecordedNovember - December 2004
Genre
Length3:19
LabelRobbins
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Cascada singles chronology
"Miracle"
(2004)
"Everytime We Touch"
(2005)
"How Do You Do!"
(2005)

The song was met with generally positive reviews from critics, with the majority of them praising its dance-pop sound and its surprising success in the American commercial market. "Everytime We Touch" has enjoyed chart success in many countries, lasting more than twenty-three weeks in different territories. The song peaked in the number one position in Ireland and Sweden while attaining top five chart positions in Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. It achieved commercial success in the United States, reaching number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. The track was certified platinum in the United States for sales exceeding one million copies. The accompanying music video depicts lead singer Natalie Horler in a library, trying to communicate with her love interest.

Background and releaseEdit

This version of "Everytime We Touch" was written and composed by Manuel Reutier and Yann Pfeifer, who borrowed the refrain that Stuart MacKilliop, Maggie Reilly, and Peter Risavy had written and composed; Herren Reutier and Pfeifer also jointly produced the selection under their DJ names of DJ Manian and Yanou respectively, being as they were the two DJs who made up the band Cascada. The song was recorded and produced at Studio Plazmatek Cologne in Cologne, Germany and at Studio Plazmatek Erkrath in Erkrath, Germany.

The song was released in the United States on August 16, 2005 as a maxi single. It was released in the single format in the Czech Republic on July 14, 2006.[1] The song was later released to the French iTunes Store on March 31, 2006 as a maxi single[2] and on October 23, 2006 as a digital single.[3] The maxi single release features remixes by 2-4 and Rocco vs. Bass-T along with the ballad mix by Yanou.[2] In Austria, "Everytime We Touch" was released on September 4, 2006 in the same format with all nine tracks featured on the U.S. maxi single but in a different order.[4] On December 22, 2006, the song was released to Germany in the maxi-single format.

Music and remixesEdit

"Everytime We Touch" is an uptempo song that runs for 3 minutes and 16 seconds. It maintains the characteristics of Eurodance, making use of kickdrums, synthesizers, and a drum machine.[5] According to the digital sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is written in the key of F minor.[6] It runs through a tempo of 142 beats per minute.[6] Horler's vocal range in the song spans one Octave, from the lower note of A♭3 to the higher note of B♭4.[6] Many of the contemporary critics upon reviewing the song and parent album noted that "Everytime We Touch" features characteristics of techno[7] and dance-pop.[8][9] The vocals for the song are provided by lead singer Natalie Horler. Horler sings the first verse with minimal pads in the background.[9] As the chorus (" 'Cause everytime we touch, I get this feeling/ And everytime we kiss, I swear I could fly") commences, a "jackhammer" beat and a "pulsing" synthesizer play in the background.[9] Following the chorus is a techno-styled breakdown,[7] in which a staccato keyboard line plays along with the drum machine.[9]

The remixes on the maxi single have a consistent Euro-rave sound.[8] The Rocco vs. Bass-T remix features "a breaks-y instrumental bridge toward the middle with a quirky sample medley for a few bars" with segments of chopped vocals.[8] Dan Winter's mix includes a "thicker Euro-rave synthline, longer instrumental expanses," and influences of 80's electro.[8] The Scarf! remix begins with a breakbeat intro and features equalizer/distorted verse vocals.[8] The Verano remix is composed of "a busier synth melody in the transitions, a pretty bells-driven music bed for the verses, and is punctuated throughout with some creative transitional drum rolls."[8]

Critical receptionEdit

Kurt Kirton of About.com rated the song three and a half stars (out of five), praising the songs "strong, hooky melody," and the consistency of the remixes on the maxi single released in the United States.[8] He further commented that "The Original Mix is a good solid dance-pop track.".[8] Sharon Mawer of All Music Guide named "Everytime We Touch" as one of the best tracks on the album in her review of the song's parent album, Everytime We Touch.[5] Ken Barnes of USA Today praised the song as an "insanely infectious concoction" in his review of the parent album.[10] Stuart Brown of Fuzznut rated the song three out of ten stars, giving points for effort but disliked the beats and lyrics, calling the lyrics "terrible", the beats "annoying" and the overall song "cringeworth".[7] Marc Vera of Entertainment Weekly favored the song, writing "True, the song is pretty generic, of the thump-thump beat-beat variety, but it’s still catchy as hell."[11] Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times commented that the song is "more shameless than earnest" and praised it as "an energetic dance-pop confection".[9] Chuck Taylor of Billboard lauded the song for its "fine vocal, mesmerizing melody, and high-energy production", claiming that the formula "sets it apart from the tried and true on top 40."[12]

Chart performanceEdit

"Everytime We Touch" first charted in the United States. Nearly five months after its U.S. release, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number eighty-six for the week of December 17, 2005.[13] The following week, it jumped twenty-four places to number sixty-two.[14] After falling to number fifty-six following a continuous rise, the song rose to number forty-nine.[15] It continued climbing up the chart for six weeks until for the week of March 13, 2006, when it peaked at number ten.[16] "Everytime We Touch" fluctuated within the top twenty for nine weeks following its peak on the chart.[17] The song exited the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of July 22, 2006 after thirty-one weeks on the chart, becoming their longest-running single there.[17] The song was certified gold on May 3, 2006 for sales exceeding 500,000 copies and on November 2, 2006 was certified platinum, having sold more than one million copies.[18] To date, the song has sold over 2.5 million downloads[19] and 7,000 maxi singles.[20] In Sweden, the song debuted on the Singles Top 60 chart at number fifty-seven for the week of May 11, 2006.[21] For the week of September 7, 2006, song reached the summit after spending nearly ten weeks within the top five.[22] The single spent a total of forty-one weeks on the chart. "Everytime We Touch" was certified double platinum in Sweden after selling 40,000 digital downloads.[23]

The song had great chart success in the Great Britain territory. In the United Kingdom, "Everytime We Touch" debut on the UK Singles Chart for the week of July 30, 2006.[24] The next week, the song jumped thirty-seven places from forty-one to number four.[25] It reached its peak at number two and continued charting for more than thirty weeks.[17] In Ireland, the song debuted on the Singles Top 50 chart at number seven, listed as that week's highest debut.[26] The song ascended to number one in its third week, knocking out "Hips Don't Lie" by Colombian singer Shakira after nine weeks at number-one on the chart.[27] The song stayed there for one more week before being overtaken by Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack".[28] After four weeks holding at number two, the song claimed the top position from Timberlake and remained at that position for three weeks more.[17][29]

In the Netherlands, the song debuted at number forty for the week of September 16, 2006.[30] After weeks of fluctuating in the top thirty, the song reached number thirteen in its sixth week.[17] The following week, the song climbed to its peak position of number ten.[17] In France, "Everytime We Touch" debuted and peaked at number two, being listed as the highest debut on the chart for the week of October 28, 2006.[31] It stayed at its peak position for three weeks and within the top ten for sixteen of the song's thirty-seven-week chart run.[17] In Switzerland, the song peaked at number twenty-two and fluctuated in the top fifty for seventeen out of the twenty-four-week chart run.[17] In Austria, "Everytime We Touch" lasted a total of twenty-one weeks on the Singles Top 75 chart, peaking at number fifteen.[17] "Everytime We Touch" was commercially successful domestically. For the week of January 26, 2007, the song debuted on the Singles Top 100 chart at number eight.[17] Two weeks later the song peaked at number five.[17] It lasted a total of nineteen weeks on the chart, exiting at number ninety-six for the week of January 25, 2008.[17]

Formats and track listingsEdit

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Everytime We Touch".

  • U.S. maxi single[32]
  1. "Everytime We Touch" — 3:19
  2. "Everytime We Touch" (Rocco vs. Bass-T Remix Radio Edit) — 3:06
  3. "Everytime We Touch" (Dan Winter Radio Edit) — 3:38
  4. "Everytime We Touch" (Verano Radio Edit) — 3:23
  5. "Everytime We Touch" (Original Mix) — 5:34
  6. "Everytime We Touch" (Rocco vs. Bass-T Remix) — 5:42
  7. "Everytime We Touch" (Dan Winter Remix) — 6:37
  8. "Everytime We Touch" (Scarf! Remix) — 5:34
  9. "Everytime We Touch" (Verano Remix) — 5:50
  • Austria maxi single[4]
  1. "Everytime We Touch" (Dan Winter Remix) — 3:19
  2. "Everytime We Touch" (Verano Remix) — 3:06
  3. "Everytime We Touch" (Rocco vs. Bass T Remix) — 3:25
  4. "Everytime We Touch" (Original Club Mix) — 3:37
  5. "Everytime We Touch" (Scarf! Remix) — 5:34
  6. "Everytime We Touch" (Dan Winter Edit) — 5:33
  7. "Everytime We Touch" (Verano Edit) — 5:42
  8. "Everytime We Touch" (Rocco vs. Bass T Radio Cut) — 5:52
  9. "Everytime We Touch" (Radio Edit) — 6:35
  • German maxi single[33]
  1. "Everytime We Touch" (Radio Edit) — 3:17
  2. "Everytime We Touch" (2-4 Grooves Radio Mix) — 3:00
  3. "Everytime We Touch" (Rocco vs. Bass-T Radio Edit) — 3:04
  4. "Everytime We Touch" (Original Club Mix) — 5:31
  5. "Everytime We Touch" (Ballad Version) — 3:19
  6. "Everytime We Touch" (89ers Radio Edit) — 3:29
  • French maxi single[2]
  1. "Everytime We Touch" (Radio Edit) — 3:17
  2. "Everytime We Touch" (Yanou's Candlelight Mix) — 3:15
  3. "Everytime We Touch" (Rocco vs. Bass-T Radio Edit) — 3:04
  4. "Everytime We Touch" (Club Mix) — 5:31
  5. "Everytime We Touch" (2-4 Grooves Remix) — 6:15
  • Canada digital single[34]
  1. "Everytime We Touch" — 3:16
  • Czech Republic digital single[1]
  1. "Everytime We Touch" — 3:17
  2. "Everytime We Touch" (Rocco vs. Bass-T Radio Cut) — 3:04
  • United Kingdom maxi single[35]
  1. "Everytime We Touch" (Radio Edit) — 3:18
  2. "Everytime We Touch" (Styles and Breeze Mix) — 5:35
  3. "Everytime We Touch" (Rocco vs. Bass-T Remix) — 5:42
  4. "Everytime We Touch" (Dan Winter Remix) — 6:38
  5. "Everytime We Touch" (Flip & Fill Remix) — 5:45
  6. "Everytime We Touch" (KB Project Remix) — 5:31
  7. "Everytime We Touch" (Dancing DJ's Remix) — 5:29
  8. "Everytime We Touch" (Kenny Hayes Remix) — 6:05
  9. "Everytime We Touch" (Yanou's Candlelight Mix) — 3:19
  10. "Everytime We Touch" (Original Club Mix) — 5:30
  11. "Everytime We Touch" (Scarf! Remix) — 5:35

Charts and certificationsEdit

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2006–2007) Position
CIS (Tophit)[68] 45
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[69] 50
French Singles Chart (SNEP)[70] 12
Swedish Singles Chart[71] 5
UK Singles Chart[72] 15
German Singles Chart[73] 52
US Billboard Hot 100[74] 31

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
United States[32] August 16, 2005 Maxi single Robbins
Canada[34] March 21, 2006 Digital download Robbins
Australia[75] October 16, 2006 Maxi single Central Station
United Kingdom[35] July 24, 2006 Zooland
Germany[33] December 22, 2006 Universal
Australia[76] January 23, 2010 Remixes – extended play Central Station


Online popularityEdit

In recent years, the song has gained popularity as a backing track used in anime music videos.

ReferencesEdit

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