The Touch (Kim Wilde song)

"The Touch" is the second single from the 1984 Kim Wilde album Teases & Dares, released at the end of the year it did not match the success of her previous single.

"The Touch"
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Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Teases & Dares
Released26 November 1984
Format7", 12"
GenrePop, new wave
Length4:13 (Album Version)
4:05 (7" Version)
LabelMCA (US Release) Columbia (US/UK Release)
Songwriter(s)Ricki Wilde, Marty Wilde
Producer(s)Ricki Wilde
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"The Second Time"
"The Touch"
"Rage to Love"

It was released as both a 7" and a 12" single. The 7" had a remix of the album version on side A, and a track written by Wilde herself on side B entitled "Shangri-La", also from the Teases and Dares album. Both tracks were extended for the 12" release. It also featured in the soundtrack of the American movie Secret Admirer.

The music video for "The Touch" features Wilde playing Cinderella.


Chart (1984–1985) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 20
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 29
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[3] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 56