I Touch Myself

Album: Divinyls (1991)
Charted: 10 4
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  • I love myself, I want you to love me
    When I feel down, I want you above me
    I search myself, I want you to find me
    I forget myself, I want you to remind me

    I don't want anybody else
    When I think about you, I touch myself
    Ooh, I don't want anybody else
    Oh no, oh no, oh no

    You're the one who makes me come runnin'
    You're the sun who makes me shine
    When you're around, I'm always laughin'
    I want to make you mine

    I close my eyes and see you before me
    Think I would die if you were to ignore me
    A fool could see just how much I adore you
    I'd get down on my knees, I'd do anything for you

    I don't want anybody else
    When I think about you, I touch myself
    Ooh, I don't want anybody else
    Oh no, oh no, oh no

    I love myself, I want you to love me
    When I feel down, I want you above me
    I search myself, I want you to find me
    I forget myself, I want you to remind me

    I don't want anybody else
    When I think about you, I touch myself
    Ooh, I don't want anybody else
    Oh no, oh no, oh no

    I want you
    I don't want anybody else
    When I think about you, I touch myself
    Ooh ooh ooh ooh ah ah ah ah oh ah

    I don't want anybody else
    When I think about you, I touch myself
    Ooh, I don't want anybody else
    When I think about you, I touch myself

    I touch myself (I don't want)
    I touch myself (anybody else)
    I touch myself (when I think about you)
    I touch myself
    I touch myself (I don't want)
    I touch myself (anybody else)
    I touch myself (when I think about you)
    I honestly do

    I touch myself (I don't want)
    I touch myself (anybody else)
    I touch myself (when I think about you)
    I honestly do

    I touch myself
    I touch myselfWriter/s: Billy Steinberg, Christina Joy Amphlett, Mark Christopher McEntee, Thomas Kelly
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 37

  • Paul from Southern Pines, NcIt is 'Divinyls'

    Their best song 'Boys In Town', released in September 1981.

    They hit New York and Connecticut in 1982., with mimimal press. Played a bunch of small clubs (750 or so) for $1500 per Gig,
    before riding 'Boys In Town' to the next level.

    I saw them at Candlewood Lake (Connecticut). Kicked out some good 1960's Rock Songs as part of their Song-Set, including
    a few Tommy James and Shondells songs.
  • Paul from Southern Pines, NcChrissy was a 'Raw and Harder' version of Pat Benatar -

    I saw them perform in Harford, Connecticut at a small club (750 or so).
    Good group, who even performed a Hard-Rock Version of several Air Supply songs.

    Chrissy had an awesome 'raspy voice'.
  • Michelle from Adelaide, AustraliaI took them less seriously after this. It seemed like a stunt. They were actually a good band, I loved their song 'Victoria'. Chrissie still performs despite now having MS. She became quite a bad alcoholic but reformed.
  • Brian from Boston, MaI think I touch myself means that She pleasures herself sexually.Also known as Masturbation.This is just a theory
  • Martin from Randers, DenmarkRandy Jackson, the judge in American Idol, played bass on this song.
  • Eugene from Minneapolis, MnOne hit wonder usually means that they have either had one Top 40 "pop hit" or one song that they are most remembered for. This song "I Touch Myself" fits the description, unfortunately. Hey, one hit is better than no hit!
  • Nooz from Newton Falls, OhDivinyls was NOT a one-hit wonder in the U.S. They hit the American charts in 1985 with "Pleasure and Pain," which reached #76 on the Hot 100 and #12 on the Top Rock Tracks chart. Get your facts straight before you post!
  • Logan from Troy, MtThis song was referenced on Robot Chicken. A man goes to Heaven, and is given a book where any questions he asks gives him an answer about his life.

    One of his golden questions: "How many times did I listen to the Divinals' song 'I Touch Myself'?"

    The books response: "106"

    His Response: "Huh, I thought I heard it a lot more."

  • Susan from Toronto, CanadaThe best description I've read for why these lyrics are so great is that the song "is both naughty and nice."
  • Sam from Jo'burg, South AfricaThis is a fabulous song and one I listen to all the time!
  • Jenny from Garland, Txthis song is reffered to in the freshmen by the verve pipe. if you listen to the son, you can understand why i can naver listen to this song again.
  • Ben from Gosford, AustraliaI remember the first time I heard this song was in 1990 when I was 5 years old. I was in the car with Mum and I thought the song was about someone who felt realy good about themselves and was giving themselves a pat on the back. Then when I was 14 I heard this song and went "Ohhh!"
  • Tony from Detroit, MiThis song isn't about masturbating guys. She meant touch myself emotionally, not physically....
  • Bayden from Alice Springs, AustraliaI Love this song and liked it more after watching Austin Powers Dancing to it to it
  • Dominick from New York, NyTo Natalie:

    > Eight albums of new material in a 20 year career does not a one hit wonder make. <

    Yes, but they had no other hits despite the eight albums, that's why they are one hit wonders. They only had one hit song.
  • Dave from Mcalester, OkI was 12-yrs-old when this video came out in 1991...it has been a fond memory ever since. I only just recently rediscovered it online and it still gets me. Chrissy Amphlett's voice is just as buxom and voluptuous as her body and who doesn't love a redhead? It just so happens that I was at work when I found it on Google Video...and it quickly became the theme song for my workspace. Everyone I work with is singing it now. It's catchy and sticks with you.
  • Gerry Walsh from Melbourne, AustraliaThis song was a goody and deserved to be a hit in America at least, though not in the leauge of there early stuff.......
    Christina's book would be a great read,it came out last year, i've been meaning to read it. I seen then play in Moorabbin in 1990......
    Loved the movie Monkey Grip. Great Aussie movie.
    I'll finish with stating Chrissy is Australia's most powerful/energetic female performer ever. Oh and sexiest!
  • Ernie from St. Louis, MoTo me, this song is about the total absolute love of one person for another, ?I don?t want anybody else.? (That?s Total Devotion.) ?When I think about you I touch myself.? (That?s Absolute Infatuation.) Sex is a major part of human relationships and this song blends that with romantic love incredibly well.
  • Sara from Traverse City, MiI like this song, and not just beacuse of it's underlying theme either, even if it is a song about mastuerbation, it's a done in a clean matter. And handel with great grace
  • Daniela from Banfield, Argentinathis song is great, it is so funny, in here people sing it but they don't know what it says!!!!
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandI change the lyrics for people I don't like to "I would have anybody else 'cos when I think about you I s**t myself
  • Dallas from Natick, MaA great 80s song, about mastering your domain, sexier than She-Bop. It's got double, even triple, entendre, being romantic, mental, and sexual all at once!

    And yes, don't put in a note 2 girl u like, because you will get suspended. In fact, kids, cover your ears and get back to your homework :)
  • Mark from Wee Waa, AustraliaChrissy is a very sexy chick,
  • Mark from Wee Waa, AustraliaThe Divinyls as one hit wonders in Australia is very laughable, thay had many hits in Aus, you should grap a copy of some of their eariler material and have a listen. Some their hits are Boys in Town, Pleasure and Pain, Back to the Wall, Science Fiction, Only Lonely and any more.
  • Jimoh from The Bronx Ny, NyI honestly didn't realize what this song was really about until last year! :)
  • Gisella from Cordoba, Argentinahahaha i didn't know where it was filmed...I'm from Argentina and I realized that this song was from the divinyls because of a publicity
  • Dennis from Anchorage, AkThe thing about this song that gets to me is that despite the obvious masturbation theme, it is actually deeply romantic. It actually echoes a letter a girlfriend of mine wrote me once when we were apart. There's no 'winking' in this song about wanking. It is actually , pardon the pun, very touching.
  • Jameson from Lexington, KyPerhaps I'm merely a pig (and if so, I proudly proclaim "oink!"), but Chrstina Amphlett was, and still is, a goddess. :)
  • Natalie from London, United StatesOne hit wonder????? Eight albums of new material in a 20 year career does not a one hit wonder make.
  • Alex from San Diego, CaThis song rocks sooooo much...it's great because of the innuendos and the actual melody/ beat arrangement. Very good soft rock song.
  • Lydia from Tulsa, OkThis song was covered by Scala, a group of sixty Belgian girls. To hear their version, go to:

    http://www.ironcircus.com/Scala_-_I_Touch_Myself.mp3

    I wonder if they know what they're singing about...
  • Kendall from Thomasville, GaThis song goes nicely with Turning Japanese. Theres one for boys... and for girls. Yay We all Win!!
  • Elliot from St. Louis, MoUmm....I guess there is nothing wrong about a sonf about masturbation, or is there? I am not sure, but, at least on the surface, this song has "Fun For The Whole Family" written all over it. Lol
  • Anthony from Clearwater, FlDamn good video!
  • Derek from Carmel, InGee, I had no idea about this songs meaning! (Insert sarcasm here)
  • Kent from Latrobe, PaThe video was filmed in a... CONVENT!!!!!!!!!!!! The nuns stayed in a hotel!
  • Erik from Davis, CaThis song is funnier than most "Weird Al" Yankovic songs, and I don't think this song was even written to be funny!
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