This was the very first hit for the London Rock group the Arrows. It was composed by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, who wrote many of the songs for Suzi Quatro
and Sweet. It was released on RAK Records, distributed by EMI, by The Arrows producer Mickie Most. In a Songfacts interview, Arrows' lead singer Alan Merrill tells the story of how "Touch Too Much" literally fell into their lap. Producer Most had originally offered the song to David Cassidy, who turned it down because he doubted its hit potential. Most was taken aback, feeling that Cassidy had snubbed his professional judgment. Cassidy was also just saying goodbye to the Partridge Family
, and had previously turned his nose up at what he called "bubblegum pop." So Most took the then-new Arrows into the studio and had them cut "A Touch Too Much," when the group had been together for only a couple of months.