The Bottom Line
This is unlikely to be a knockout smash hit on the magnitude of Mariah Carey's 2005 comeback "We Belong Together." However, with a career record of 17 #1 pop singles, Mariah Carey does not need to hit a grand slam every time out. That said, "Touch My Body" is simple, sexy elegance from one of the most enduring of pop stars. Mariah Carey has mastered that most difficult of feats in the pop world - aging gracefully.
Listen to "Touch My Body."
- The simple, graceful elegance of Mariah 's performance
- Clever, sexy lyrics
- Finger snapping beat
- Musically so slight it may be easy to forget
- Written by Mariah Carey and Terius "The-Dream" Nash
- Produced by Mariah Carey and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
- Released February 2008 by Island Records
Guide Review - Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
At age 37, it would seem that Mariah Carey might have to struggle to remain relevant in a pop music world that reveres youth in the form of a Chris Brown or Rihanna. On the contrary, Mariah Carey makes stardom look effortless and sexiness sound eternal. On her latest single she has delivered a simple, elegant performance that has already sent pop radio programmers scrambling to add "Touch My Body" to their playlists.
Terius "The-Dream" Nash, and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, key members of the team that helped make "Umbrella" a smash, deliver songwriting and production with a sure-handed if light pop sensibility. Lryically, "Touch My Body" is overtly sexy without being dirty and clever in its warning to keep the song's tryst off YouTube. The gentle finger-snapping beat will send countless fans dancing in private reveries.
Mariah Carey has described her upcoming album E=MC2 as the dessert to The Emancipation of Mimi's main course. If "Touch My Body" is representative of what is to come, the chefs have hit the target just right with sweet, frothy sexiness that will titillate the palate while never feeling too heavy.