The Slightest Touch

"The Slightest Touch" is the name of a 1987 hit single by British pop group Five Star, and is the group's third biggest-selling 7-inch record, selling over 175,000 copies. It reached #4 in the UK and spent ten weeks on the chart.

The single - the group's last Top 10 hit - was Five Star's sixth UK release from their number one LP Silk And Steel, released in the autumn of 1986.

Five Star chose to use legendary remixer Shep Pettibone (who also worked with Madonna) to remix the album version of the song into a disco-friendly upbeat dance number. (They later used his remixed version of their single "Somewhere Somebody", a pop/rock number, in the same way, although the album version of this track eventually became the best known of the two).

Bizarrely, the video shows the band at a market, and lead vocalist Denise becomes the target of a mad scientist who captures her and performs experiments while the rest of the group watch through the window, bemused by what is happening. Just before the release of this track, Five Star won "Best British Group" at the BPI awards ceremony, which in no doubt spurred "The Slightest Touch" onto a high chart position in the UK.

"The Slightest Touch" is one of the few Five Star songs to have been covered by another artist; Louise recorded the track for her Greatest Hits album in 2001. The song was based on the Shep Pettibone remix and was not released as a single.

Tent Records released a promotional remix of "The Slightest Touch" in September 2005.

7” Single:

1. The Slightest Touch

2. Stone Court

12” Single:

1. The Slightest Touch (The Pettibone Remix)

2. The Slightest Touch (House Touch)

3. Stone Court

4. The Slightest Touch (Slightest Dub)

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