Posted by DjPaulT on June 13th, 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
“More Than Physical” is a song written and performed by English girl group Bananarama. It was one of two tracks on the group’s True Confessions album produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio instead of Jolley & Swain. The album version of the track is different from the single.
In order to capitalize on the number-one success of previous single “Venus” (the other True Confessions track produced by SAW), “More Than Physical” was given a Hi-NRG-influenced make-over to sound similar to the dance-oriented chart-topper.
Even with heavy exposure on MTV, “More Than Physical” did not duplicate the success of “Venus”, stalling at number forty-one on the UK singles chart and number seventy-three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was a top-forty success in Australia, where it peaked at number twenty-eight in the ARIA chart. Its biggest success was in nightclubs, and “More Than Physical” became a top-five hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart.
“More Than Physical” was featured in the 1986 British film Rita, Sue and Bob Too starring Michelle Holmes and Siobhan Finneran. The song is featured in the scene where the girls are babysitting for Bob and Michelle, and they dance around the living room while the video to “More Than Physical” plays on the television.
The bassline of the track is derivative of the 70’s disco hit “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by A Taste Of Honey.
The remixed single version’s music video further capitalized on Bananarama’s new glamorous and sexy visual image by including several well-muscled, topless men in a montage of shots of the group members. Some of the shots were made with colored filters, and are juxtaposed with tightly cropped shots of body parts or movements in slow motion.
More Than Physical (Muscle Mix) 10:00
Remix – Ian Levine
More Than Physical (Garage Mix) 8:45
More Than Physical (Dub) 4:58
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Mint (Generic)
|1986||More Than Physical||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#73|
|1986||More Than Physical||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music\Club Play||#5|
Label: London Records
Catalog#: PRO 4601
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Stock/Aitken/Waterman*
Written-By – Woodward*, Dallin*, Fahey*, Stock/Aitken/Waterman*
Promotional Not For Sale
Produced for P.W.L. Productions
Original version on the London album #422 828 013-1 R-1 “True Confesssions”
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