Invisible Touch (song)

Invisible Touch (english basically to " that certain something " ) is a song by British rock band Genesis in 1986 and the first track as well as the first singing of the album of the same name. The song was written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford and composed and is one of the most successful songs of the band. It reached - until today the only song the group - No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, where it stayed 12 weeks in the charts. Invisible Touch was there alone sold more than six million times. In Canada, the song reached # 4 on the charts in England only in 15th place


The song was written during a jam session for the second part of the album tracks Domino / The Last Domino. There, Mike Rutherford played the riff, while Phil Collins the line She Seems to have an invisible touch ( German about: " She seems to have that certain something " ) improvised. The Last Domino is also the B-side of the single.

The song is a catchy pop song, in which the verses and the chorus are simply repeated. The song tells the story of a woman who has that certain something and that can easily take control of emotions. The simple structure of the text and the music compared to older Genesis songs disappointed many fans.

Live versions

A live version of the track appeared on the albums The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts and Live Over Europe 2007 and on the DVDs Genesis Live at Wembley Stadium, The Way We Walk - Live in Concert and When in Rome 2007.

The play was during various tours of the band, the Invisible Touch, the We- Can't- Dance -, the Calling - All-Stations ( with Ray Wilson on vocals ) and the turn -It -On -Again tour played. During the last tour a firework was burned at the end of the song. The live version of We- Can't- Dance tour was released as a single and reached number 7 in the UK charts.

Cover versions

Cover versions of this song released the Unsung Zeros Bands (2002) and The Table Dancers ( 2005).