Touch Me (Gary Glitter album)

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Touch Me
Studio album by
Released1 June 1973 (1973-06-01)
StudioMayfair Studios, London
ProducerMike Leander
Gary Glitter chronology
Touch Me
Remember Me This Way
Singles from Touch Me
  1. "Do You Wanna Touch Me"
    Released: January 1973
  2. "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again"
    Released: April 1973
Professional ratings
Review scores

Touch Me is the second studio album by English glam rock singer Gary Glitter. It was originally released in June 1973, on the label Bell, and was produced by Mike Leander. It is Glitter's bestselling album, peaking at No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart. It features the top 5 hits "Do You Wanna Touch Me" and "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again".

In 1995, the album was reissued in Australia on CD, with the track listing reversing sides one and two from the original album, and also containing four bonus tracks: "I'll Carry Your Picture Everywhere", "Oh Yes! You're Beautiful", "I Would If I Could but I Can't" and "I'm Right, You're Wrong, I Win!".

In 1996, the album was reissued as a picture disc in the UK that was limited to 5,000 copies, which, along with containing the 12 tracks from the original album, contained the four bonus tracks in the order of "Oh Yes! You're Beautiful", "I Would If I Could but I Can't", "I'm Right, You're Wrong, I Win!" and "I'll Carry Your Picture Everywhere".

2009 reissue[edit]

The album was reissued in 2009 under Airmail Records. This time it contained the 12 tracks from the original album and four bonus tracks: "Oh Yes! You're Beautiful", "I Would If I Could but I Can't", "I'm Right, You're Wrong, I Win!" and "Thank You Baby for Myself".

Critical reception[edit]

Donald A. Guarisco of AllMusic gave the album two and a half out of five stars and wrote that "Touch Me lacks the strength or variety that would allow it to appeal to anyone beyond glam rock's cult audience but it contains enough solid songs to appeal to lovers of glam."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander, except where noted

Side one
1."Hello! Hello! I'm Back Again" 3:19
2."Sidewalk Sinner" 2:31
3."Didn't I Do It Right" 3:20
4."Lonely Boy"Paul Anka3:27
5."Hold On to What You Got" 3:16
6."I.O.U." 3:06
Side two
7."Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" 3:19
8."Come On, Come In, Get On" 2:31
9."Happy Birthday" 2:56
10."Hard on Me" 2:15
11."To Know You Is to Love You"Phil Spector2:49
12."Money Honey"Jesse Stone2:52
Total length:35:41

The 1995 Australian CD release and the early copies of the 1996 UK Picture Disc CD switched sides one and two around.

1996 picture disc bonus tracks
13."Oh Yes! You're Beautiful" 3:49
14."I Would If I Could but I Can't" 2:49
15."I'm Right, You're Wrong, I Win" 2:37
16."I'll Carry Your Picture Everywhere"
2009 reissue bonus tracks
13."Oh Yes! You're Beautiful"3:49
14."I Would If I Could but I Can't"2:49
15."I'm Right, You're Wrong, I Win"2:37
16."Thank You Baby for Myself"3:39



  • John Hudson – engineer, recording supervisor
  • Shepard Sherbell – photography


Chart performance for Touch Me
Chart (1972) Peak
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[2] 11
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 1
UK Albums Chart[3] 2
West German Media Control Albums Chart[4] 21


Certifications for Touch Me
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] Gold 20,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[6] Gold 20,000[6]
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 60,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ a b A. Guarisco, Donald. Touch Me at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 126. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 11. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ "[1]" Retrieved 12 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Cash Box Magazine" (PDF). Billboard. 15 December 1973. p. 41. Retrieved 15 November 2021 – via World Radio History.
  6. ^ a b "Gary Glitter" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Gary Glitter – Touch Me". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 21 October 2022.

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