Soul Kiss

Soul Kiss is the thirteenth studio album by Australian singer Olivia Newton-John, which was released on October 25, 1985. It made No. 11 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart and the Top 30 on the United States Billboard 200. The album was produced by long-time associate, John Farrar, who also co-wrote four tracks; the cover art includes photography of Newton-John by Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts.

Soul Kiss
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1985
GenrePop, synthpop, adult contemporary
LabelMCA Mercury Records
ProducerJohn Farrar
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Two of a Kind
(1983)
Soul Kiss
(1985)
The Rumour
(1988)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]

Although the album was not as commercially successful as her previous efforts it made the Top 30 on the United States Billboard 200,[2] and was certified Gold by the RIAA in the US.[3] It charted at No. 5 in Japan; and peaked at No. 11 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart.[4]

SinglesEdit

The album's title track was released as a single and reached No. 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts,[2] as well as No. 20 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart. It also reached number one in Norway.[4] It is Newton-John's most recent US Top 40 Pop single and her second-to-last in Canada. The single bubbled under on the UK Singles Chart at No. 100. It was also remixed into a 12" single mix, which featured a new Carib-influenced percussion overdub.

The follow-up single, "Toughen Up" (written for Tina Turner but rejected by her as inferior), failed to chart, except for a top 70 placement in Australia.[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Toughen Up" (Graham Lyle, Terry Britten) – 3:51
  2. "Soul Kiss" (Mark Goldenberg) – 4:32
  3. "Queen of the Publication" (John Farrar, Steve Kipner, Tom Snow) – 3:55
  4. "Emotional Tangle" (Farrar, Billy Thorpe) – 4:05
  5. "Culture Shock" (Kipner, Paul Bliss) – 3:52
  6. "Moth to a Flame" (Kipner, Bliss) – 3:46
  7. "Overnight Observation" (Farrar, Snow) – 4:27
  8. "You Were Great, How Was I?" (duet with Carl Wilson) (Farrar, Snow) – 3:46
  9. "Driving Music" (Kipner, Tommy Emmanuel) – 3:41
  10. "The Right Moment" (Gerry Rafferty) – 3:44
  • European and Japanese versions also contain "Electric" as the tenth track. In the US, "Electric" was the "B side" to the first single, "Soul Kiss".

Japan 2010 SHM-CD bonus tracks

  1. "Electric" (B-side of "Soul Kiss" single) – 3:49
  2. "Soul Kiss" (extended 12" remix version) – 7:01

PersonnelEdit

MusiciansEdit

ProductionEdit

ArtworkEdit

ChartsEdit

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[13] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

VideoEdit

Soul Kiss
 
Video by
Released1985
Recorded1985
GenreMusic video
Length20 minutes
LabelMCA Home Video
DirectorDavid Mallet
ProducerJacqui Byford
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Twist of Fate
(1983)
Soul Kiss
(1985)
Olivia Down Under
(1989)

Soul Kiss is a compilation of music videos from the album Soul Kiss, featuring the singer Olivia Newton-John.

Matt Lattanzi, her husband at the time, appeared in the "Soul Kiss" video.

ContentsEdit

  • "Soul Kiss"
  • "Culture Shock"
  • "Emotional Tangle"
  • "Toughen Up"
  • "The Right Moment"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ a b c d e "Soul Kiss – Olivia Newton-John". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Soul Kiss". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 0598". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Olivia Newton-John – Soul Kiss" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Olivia Newton-John – Soul Kiss" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Olivia Newton-John – Soul Kiss". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Olivia Newton-John – Soul Kiss". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Olivia Newton-John | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Olivia Newton-John Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Soul Kiss". Music Canada.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Soul Kiss". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.