“Invisible Touch” is a song by the English rock band Genesis, written by its members, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford. It was released on May 19, 1986 with “The Last Domino” on the B-side as the title track and the lead single from their thirteenth studio album. It became one of the band’s most successful and recognizable songs.
The track features a catchy pop-rock sound, characterized by its infectious melody, prominent keyboards, and Phil Collins’ distinctive vocals. Lyrically, the song is about the impact and influence someone has on another person, even though they may not be physically present (“She seems to have an invisible touch, yeah”). The chorus, with its memorable hook, adds to the song’s radio-friendly appeal.
“Invisible Touch” achieved widespread commercial success, reaching high chart positions internationally, including topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The song’s popularity helped propel the album of the same name to commercial success, contributing to Genesis’ status as one of the prominent bands of the 1980s. The track remains a classic and enduring part of Genesis’ catalog.