Touch Me (All Night Long)

"Touch Me (All Night Long)" is the title of a 1984 single by American singer Fonda Rae and American band Wish. It was a minor hit for Rae and the band in 1984, and was featured in the 1985 slasher film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. In the original, it is alternately spelled as "Tuch Me (All Night Long)" or simply just "Tuch Me".

"Tuch Me (All Night Long)"
Fonda rae - cover me.jpg
Single by Fonda Rae
Released1984
Genre
Length9:32
LabelKN Records (KN 1001)
Streetwave (MKHAN 28)
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Greg Carmichael
  • Patrick Adams
Fonda Rae singles chronology
"Live It Up"
(1983)
"Tuch Me (All Night Long)"
(1984)
"Making Love Feel So Good in the Morning"
(1985)

Track listing and formatsEdit

US 12-inch vinyl single

  1. Tuch Me (All Night Long) – 9:32
  2. Tuch Me (All Night Long) Radio Version – 3:34
  3. Tuch Me (All Night Long) Dub Version – 7:25

UK 12-inch vinyl single

  1. Tuch Me (All Night Long) – 9:32
  2. Tuch Me (All Night Long) Short Version – 4:34
  3. Tuch Me (All Night Long) Special Mix For Break Dancing – 7:25

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1984–85) Peak
position[1]
UK Singles (OCC) 49
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 5
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 70

Other versionsEdit

"Touch Me (All Night Long)" was released in 2004 by electronic dance group Angel City from their debut studio album Love Me Right. The band was formed by Zentveld & Oomen. It was the follow-up to the group's 2003 single "Love Me Right (Oh Sheila)". It reached number two on the UK dance charts and number 18 on the UK Singles Chart. It shares the chorus from Cathy Dennis's 1991 hit single "Touch Me (All Night Long)", but has different verses.

Cathy Dennis versionEdit

"Touch Me (All Night Long)"
 
Single by Cathy Dennis
from the album Move to This
Released14 January 1991
Recorded1990
Genre
Length4:01
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Cathy Dennis singles chronology
"That's the Way of the World"
(1990)
"Touch Me (All Night Long)"
(1991)
"Too Many Walls"
(1991)

"Touch Me (All Night Long)" was released by British singer and songwriter Cathy Dennis on 14 January 1991 as the third single from her debut studio album Move to This (1990), where it is listed as either "Touch Me (All Night Long)" or "All Night Long (Touch Me)". Her version contained some rewritten lyrics in the verses. It was a number-one hit on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.

Dennis performed the song on the season three, episode of Beverly Hills, 90210, "A Night to Remember", in 1993.[2]

In 2020, Slant Magazine placed the song at number 89 in their list of The 100 Best Dance Songs of All Time.[3] They added,

"...Cathy Dennis made Fonda Rae's disco trifle “Touch Me (All Night Long)” her own by completely rewriting the song’s throwaway verses, imbuing a fleeting physical connection with the weight of manifest destiny. DJ extraordinaire Shep Pettibone likewise put his signature on the track by amping up the melodic hook and distinctive Roland 909 house beats, propelling it into the stratosphere of early-'90s house-pop."

Critical receptionEdit

Larry Flick from Billboard described the song as a "house-savvy rendition of the Fonda Rae disco nugget." He added that it is a "fine showcase for Dennis's bright and chirpy vocal style."[4] In 2017, BuzzFeed listed the song at number 19 in their list of "The 101 Greatest Dance Songs of the '90s".[5] Dave Sholin from the Gavin Report commented that "after hearing this track, there's every reason to believe she'll be travelling up the chart again." He also added that as co-writer and co-producer, "this exciting vocalist creates mature dance music that can entertain young and older audiences alike."[6] Music Week called it a "breezy Fonda Rae revival" in their review.[7]

Chart performanceEdit

"Touch Me (All Night Long)" peaked at number one in Zimbabwe, number nine in Canada, number five in the United Kingdom and number three in Ireland. In the United States, "Touch Me" reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of 18 May 1991, behind Hi-Five's "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" and Mariah Carey's "I Don't Wanna Cry". In addition, "Touch Me" spent one week at the top of the US Dance Club Songs chart in March 1991, becoming her biggest hit in the country.

Music videoEdit

The accompanying music video for “Touch Me (All Night Long)" was directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel. It was published on YouTube in July 2018. By September 2020, the video had more than 904,000 views.[8]

Track listing and formatsEdit

UK CD maxi-single

  1. Touch Me (All Night Long) 7" Mix – 3:28
  2. Touch Me (All Night Long) Club Mix – 7:17
  3. Touch Me (All Night Long) All Night Long Mix – 6:46

US 7-inch vinyl and cassette single

  1. Touch Me (All Night Long) 7" Mix – 3:28
  2. Touch Me (All Night Long) Hot Mix – 4:01

US 12-inch vinyl single

  1. Touch Me (All Night Long) Club Mix – 7:17
  2. Touch Me (All Night Long) All Night Long Mix – 6:46
  3. Touch Me (All Night Long) 7" Mix – 3:28
  4. Touch Me (All Night Long) Touch This – 7:47
  5. Touch Me (All Night Long) Rhodesapella Mix – 4:06
  6. Touch Me (All Night Long) Dub All Night Long – 5:21

ChartsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. February 16, 1991. p. 71. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Stopera, Matt; Galindo, Brian (March 11, 2017). "The 101 Greatest Dance Songs of the '90s". BuzzFeed. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
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