ARTIST: Samantha Fox
TITLE: Greatest Hits
YEAR RELEASED: Compilation
CHART ACTION: None
SINGLES: Top 40: Touch Me (I Want Your Body) (#4 US, #3 UK), Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me) (#87 US, #10 UK), Hold on Tight (#26 UK), Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now (#80 US, #8 UK), I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night) (#25 UK), Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) (#3 US, #31 UK), Love House (#32 UK), I Wanna Have Some Fun (#8 US, #63 UK), I Only Wanna Be with You (#31 US, #16 UK)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Isn’t that enough?
LINEUP: Samantha Fox, and about a zillion producers and session players.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Page three girl, who gained ‘fame’ at 17 by displaying her assets in the Sun, becomes a pop star with the most vapid ‘naughty-ish’ songs around.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Somehow, I missed that “Touch Me” wasn’t Samantha Fox’s biggest hit in the US. But that’s the only one anyone remembers.
For good reason – the worst of late 80’s dance production meets the worst ‘cheeky’ lyrics sung by a singer who is barely adequate, and that’s being charitable.
She sold a butt load of records, which beats working for a living. She also desecrated “Satisfaction”, which is a crime against nature.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: There’s another collection that has even later hits than this one (which ends in 1992 or so). I mean, why?
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: There’s a “UK Megamix” which strings a lot of her songs together in one ‘smooth’ beat. Oh, GAWD!
GRADE: D: “Touch Me” saves it from failure, though that song is the only reason I reviewed this to begin with. It was in my legacy catalog, so…yeah.