"You've Got" the Touch

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""You've Got" the Touch"
Single by Alabama
from the album The Touch
B-side "True, True Housewife"
Released December 1986 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1986
Genre Country
Length 4:15
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) John Jarrard, Lisa Palas, Will Robinson
Producer(s) Harold Shedd and Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"Deep River Woman"
""You've Got" the Touch"
"Tar Top"
"Deep River Woman"
""You've Got" the Touch"
"Tar Top"

""You've Got" the Touch" is a song written by Lisa Palas, John Jarrard and Will Robinson, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. The song, a ballad done in the band's signature mellow style, was released in December 1986, as the second and final single from the album The Touch. "You've Got" the Touch was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in April 1987.[1]

The song was Alabama's 21st — and as it turned out, final consecutive — chart-topper in a string that dated from August 1980's "Tennessee River", the follow-up single, the semi-autobiographical "Tar Top," peaked at number seven that November, breaking the streak. A new streak would be started in early 1988 with the song "Face to Face".

This song is unrelated to Stan Bush's song of a similar title from the Transformers movie.


Chart (1986-1987) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 19. 
  2. ^ "Alabama Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

Works cited

  • Millard, Bob, "Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music," HarperCollins, New York, 1993 (ISBN 0-06-273244-7)
  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits," Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-8230-7553-2)

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Preceded by
"Ocean Front Property" by George Strait
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
April 11, 1987
Succeeded by
"Kids of the Baby Boom" by The Bellamy Brothers
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
April 25, 1987
Succeeded by
"Rose in Paradise" by Waylon Jennings