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TOUCH MY BODY

"Touch my body" is co-written by Mariah, Cri$tyle and Terius "The-Dream" Nash for the album "E=MC2", and the first single off the album. It was produced by Mariah and Tricky Stewart. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, stated: "Touch My Body rides a relatively restrained slow-dance groove, with some light, orchestral-synth flourishes thrown in. The rhythm is almost completely carried by an effortless keyboard bump, the easygoing repetitiveness of which eventually wears the listener down, and sets up a delicate frame for Carey to sing around."

The song was chosen as the lead single of the album during a vote with producer L.A. Reid and staff in Island Records. The song was transmitted digitally to radio stations on February 12 at 6:30pm ET for immediate airplay via All Access. The single went for adds on radio station playlists on February 19. "Touch my body" premiered on Chicago's hit rhythmic radio station, B96, ahead of schedule at 4:00pm.

Reviews of the song by critics have been generally positive. Billboard was quite positive, saying that "this sensual jam is 100% Mariah, packed with satisfying harmonic layers and hooky background 'oh's', supersonic verses and a chorus as catchy as a winter sniffle." Blender stated that it was a "pop genius making genius pop".Bill Lamb from About.com also gave "Touch my body" a positive review, giving it 4 out of 5 stars, stating that the single "is simple, sexy elegance from one of the most enduring of pop stars". Newsday also named it as the "Song of the Week", commenting that it was "the best opening single she's had since Heartbreaker". Digital Spy was also positive, saying "its cooing, sensual charms soon take hold, suggesting the wind's still very much behind the Carey comeback bandwagon".

Some critics were less positive. Slant Magazine's Sal Cinquemani said that the single "isn't exactly filled with combustible energy and it lacks the full-throttle belting that accompanied the Return of the Voice three years ago, but it features all of the characteristics one expects from a latter-day Mariah track". Website Urban Review stated that although the song had that "Mariah feel" to it, it was "underwhelming". Rolling Stone gave it 3.5 stars in its March 6, 2008 issue, as they felt that "this hyperdirty single has Mariah's storied vocal range... blunted in favor of generic, highly digitized heavy breathing, but it is a spare, slick track composed mostly of synths and finger snaps".

Brett Ratner is the director of the video. Ratner also directed Mariah's videos for "I still believe", "Heartbreaker", "Thank God I found you", "It's like that", and "We belong together". In an interview with AllHipHop.com, Ratner said, "Mariah is musically at the top of her game and has never looked better. This will be our 6th music video we have collaborated on and definitely the best one yet visually, as well as musically. The video for Touch My Body is the perfect combination of fantasy and comedy with Mariah looking more beautiful than she has ever looked, ever." The video also stars Jack McBrayer from 30 Rock, a show that Mariah is a fan of.

On April 2, 2008, "Touch my body" became Mariah's 18th Number 1 single on Billboard's Hot 100.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single (3293)
no catalogue number
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Version)
2. Touch my body (Instrumental)

5" CD-single from Australia (2976)
no catalogue number
promo, picture disc
collection Peter Bozoski

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from Australia (2939)
1766285
collection Jamie Griffith

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body
2. Touch my body (Remix feat. The-Dream)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji - Club)
4. Touch my body (video)

5" CD-single from Brazil (2977)
2802879
promo
collection YoungTaek Lim

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Single Version)
2. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji - Club)
4. Touch my body (Craig C's Radio Edit)
5. Touch my body (Craig C's Club)

5" CD-single from China (2963)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Jay New

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Seamus Haji - Club Remixes)

5" CD-single from Denmark (3095)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body

5" CD-single from Europe (2935)
no catalogue number
promo
collection David Hinz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from Europe (2934)
MCTOUCHCDP1
promo
collection Gonšalo Peres

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio)
2. Touch my body (Instrumental)

5" CD-single from Europe (2953)
MCTOUCHCDX1
promo
collection Gustavo Veloso

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)
3. Touch my body (Craig C's Radio Edit)
4. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
5. Touch my body (Craig C's Club Mix)

5" CD-single from Europe (2945)
602517662841
collection Bernadette Kasander

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from Europe / France (3035)
602517662841
collection Marco Hendriks

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from Europe (2949)
602517662858
collection Bernadette Kasander

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Remix feat. The-Dream)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
4. Touch my body (video)

5" CD-single from France (3070)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Mike Furhmann

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body

5" CD-single from Germany (2957)
00602517670464
collection Dave Corneau / David Hinz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from Japan (3050)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Eric Sin (Xinyue Wu)

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body

5" CD-single from Japan (2959)
UICL-5024
collection YoungTaek Lim

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (feat. The-Dream)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)

5" CD-single from Japan (3087)
UICL-5024
promo
collection Stefano Veneziani

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (feat. The-Dream)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)

This CD-Single is exactly the same as item 2959, but on the front cover are promo stickers and on the CD is written "sample loaned".

5" CD-single from Mexico (3283)
CDP 202099
promo
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio)

5" CD-single from Mexico (3021)
CDP 202100
promo
collection K. Nakajima / Michael Spinelli

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)
3. Touch my body (Craig C's Radio Edit)
4. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
5. Touch my body (Craig C's Club Mix)

5" CD-single from South-Korea (2951)
DP9779/176 628-5
collection YoungTaek Lim / Soyeon Park

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Remix feat. The-Dream)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
4. Touch my body (video)

5" CD-single from South-Korea (3368)
DP9779/176 628-5
promo
collection YoungTaek Lim

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Remix feat. The-Dream)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
4. Touch my body (video)

This CD-Single is exactly the same as item 2951, but on the front cover is a promo sticker.

5" CD-single from Thailand (2948)
176 628-5
collection Chawalit Tawatcharaporn

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Remix feat. The-Dream)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
4. Touch my body (video)

5" CD-single from the UK (2943)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from the UK (3114)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Samantha Cullen

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)

The back cover is different from item 2943.

5" CD-single from the UK (3311)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)

The back cover is different from item 2943 and item 3114.

5" CD-single from the UK (3037)
TOUCHMYCJ1
promo
collection K. Nakajima

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio)
2. Touch my body (Instrumental)

5" CD-single from the UK (2946)
1766284
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz / Bernadette Kasander

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from the UK (2996)
1766284
promo
collection Thomas

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)

This CD-Single is exactly the same as item 2946, but on the back cover is a sticker saying "promo only - not for sale".

5" CD-single from the UK (3018)
no catalogue number
promo
collection David Hinz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Readio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Craig C Radio Edit)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
4. Touch my body (Craig C Club Mix)

5" CD-single from the UK (2947)
1766285
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Remix feat. The-Dream)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
4. Touch my body (video)

5" CD-single from the UK (2942)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Stephen Slack

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
2. Touch my body (Craig C Club Mix)
3. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)
4. Touch my body (Craig C Radio Edit)
5. Touch my body (Original)

5" CD-single from the UK (3011)
no catalogue number
called "Urban Remixes", most likely a bootleg
collection Bernadette Kasander

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (R'n'b Remix feat. The Dream)
2. Touch my body (Tricky Remix feat. The Dream & Rick Ross - Intro)
3. Touch my body (Tricky Remix feat. The Dream & Rick Ross - Instrumental)
4. Touch my body (Love Hate Remix feat. The Dream & Rick Ross)
5. Touch my body (Desert Storm Remix feat. Cam'Ron)
6. Touch my body (Original)

5" CD-single from the UK (3010)
no catalogue number
most likely a bootleg
collection Bernadette Kasander

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Intro Version)
3. Touch my body (Instrumental)
4. Touch my body (Acapella)
5. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)
6. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
7. Touch my body (Tiesto Remix)
8. Touch my body (Craig C Radio Mix)
9. Touch my body (Craig C Club Mix)
10. Touch my body (Kris Menace Mix)
11. Touch my body (Matrix Dappa Remix)
12. Touch my body (R'n'b Remix feat. The Dream)

5" CD-single from the USA (3108)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Andy Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Love/Hate Remix feat. Rick Ross and The-Dream)

5" CD-single from the USA (2944)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Jamie Griffith

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Instrumental)

5" CD-single from the USA (2937)
ISLR 16820-2
promo
collection Jay New / Jamie Griffith

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Instrumental)

5" CD-single from the USA (2986)
ISLR 16880-2
promo
collection Cleyton Bento

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Craig C Radio Edit)
3. Touch my body (Subkulcha Radio Edit)
4. Touch my body (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Club Remix)
5. Touch my body (Craig C Club Remix)
6. Touch my body (Subkulcha Remix)
7. Touch my body (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Dub)
8. Touch my body (Craig C Dub)

DVD-SINGLES
5" DVD-Single from (3080)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (incl. slate)

VINYL SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (2941)
LC00407 MCTOUCHVP1
promo
collection Jonathan Castro

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio)
2. Touch my body (Instrumental)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (3013)
MCTOUCHVX1
promo, called "Remixes"
collection Gustavo

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
3. Touch my body (Craig C's Radio Edit)
4. Touch my body (Craig C's Club Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Italy (3025)
NWI 272 Mix 2008
called "Remixes"
collection Cristiano Mancini

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Club)
2. Touch my body (Craig C Club)
3. Touch my body (Radio Edit)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (2950)
1766281
picture disc
collection Bernadette Kasander / Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Radio Edit)
2. Touch my body (Craig C'S Radio Edit)
3. Touch my body (Instrumental)
4. Touch my body (Seamus Haji Club Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the UK (3040)
MCMRMX01DJ
promo, called "RNB Remix EP"
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Main - R. Kelly Remix)
2. Touch my body (Clean ft The Dream - Remix)
3. Touch my body (Clean ft Bizzy Bone & Enemigo - Remix)
4. Touch my body (Clean ft Camron - Remix)
5. Touch my body (Instrumental ft Camron - Remix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (3008)
B0011159-11
collection Bernadette Kasander

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Main)
2. Touch my body (Instrumental)
3. Touch my body (Remix featuring Rick Ross and The-Dream)
4. Touch my body (Instrumental)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (3229)
DEFR-17999
promo
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

Tracklisting:
1. Touch my body (Main)
2. Touch my body (Remix feat. The Dream)
3. Touch my body (Instrumental)
4. Finer things (DJ Felli Fel feat. Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri & Fabolous) (Clean)
5. Finer things (Instrumental)

SHEET MUSIC
sheet music from the USA (3138)
HL 00353770
Hal Leonard Corporation
piano - vocal - guitar
8 pages
collection Raymond Yang
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