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Love Touch – Rod Stewart

legal_eagles2You can’t control the songs that pop in your head. Believe me, I’ve tried. So today, someone references “that movie with Debra Winger, Robert Redford and Daryl Hannah. The one where Daryl’s the artist and Redford’s the lawyer. What’s it called?”

Of course, I know. It’s Legal Eagles. A completely forgettable romantic comedy from 1986. I can’t remember a single moment or scene from the movie. But the hit song has stayed with me for nearly 25 years. Ladies and gentleman, I give you “Love Touch” by Rod Stewart.

What is a Love Touch?

First, I have to ask, what is a “Love Touch.” Frankly, it sounds a little creepy. “Good touch. Bad touch!” was hammered into my brain as a kid. So anything calling out any kind of touch naturally raises my alarms.

Second, why do I immediately connect “Love Touch” to Legal Eagles? It’s not a great movie. It’s really not a great song. But man it’s memorable. It’s that keyboard riff that gets in your head and won’t leave for hours, days, weeks. So it’s no surprise “Love Touch” reached #6 on the Billboard charts in 1986.

Enjoy a healthy dose of mid-80s pop/video stylings with “Love Touch”

Lyrics to “Love Touch” (Theme from LEGAL EAGLES)

Oh, baby, I don’t know why
But somehow I always seem to
Get tangled up in my pride
But oh, baby, we’re not that blind
Deep down inside you know
This love’s worth one more try
Don’t push it all aside

‘Cos I wanna be good for you
I didn’t mean to be bad
But darlin’ I’m still the best
That you ever had
Just give me a chance
To let me show you how much
I wanna give you my love touch
love touch

Why can’t I climb your walls
And find somewhere to hide
Can’t I knock down your door
And drag myself inside
I’ll light your candles baby
And maybe I’ll light your life
I wanna feel the breathless end
You come to every night
This ever changing love
Is pushing me too far
I feel the need to reach you
Right now wherever you are
These empty arms are getting stronger

Every day
Believe me baby
They won’t let you get away
No, they won’t let you get away


You know it don’t matter
Who’s right who’s wrong
Think we’re gonna find out
If the love is strong
Just give me a chance
To win back your trust
I wanna give you my love touch
love touch
(Oh you’re gonna get a, oh you’re gonna
get a big love touch)

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One Response to "Love Touch – Rod Stewart"

  1. Sandra says:

    This is great. I love the 80’s music and Rod Stewart!

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