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Physical
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Physical

Olivia Newton John
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Physical

Song Meaning and background of Physical by Olivia Newton-John


Steve Kipner and Terry Shaddick, who originally wanted to offer it to Rod Stewart, wrote the song, which John Farrar produced.

Roger Davies, Tina Turner's manager, had also offered the song to her, but when Turner declined, Davies gave it to another of his clients, Olivia Newton-John.


Newton-John's long-standing clean-cut image was replaced with a sensual, aggressive character thanks to the song's suggestive lyrics, which even led to its suspension in some regions.


"Physical" became a smash hit right away, selling two million copies in the United States and earning Platinum certification. It also tied the record for the most weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart by spending 10 straight weeks at number one. In the end, "Physical" became Newton-John's biggest success and solidified her reputation as a pop icon.


Lyrics of Physical by Olivia Newton-John


I'm saying all the things that I know you'll like

Making good conversation

I gotta handle you just right

You know what I mean

I took you to an intimate restaurant

Then to a suggestive movie

There's nothing left to talk about

Unless it's horizontally

 

Let's get physical, physical

I wanna get physical

Let's get into physical

Let me hear your body talk, your body talk

Let me hear your body talk

Let's get physical, physical

I wanna get physical

Let's get into physical

Let me hear your body talk, your body talk

Let me hear your body talk

 

I've been patient, I've been good

Tried to keep my hands on the table

It's gettin' hard, this holdin' back

You know what I mean

I'm sure you'll understand my point of view

We know each other mentally

You gotta know that you're bringin' out

The animal in me

 

Let's get physical, physical

I wanna get physical

Let's get into physical

Let me hear your body talk, your body talk

Let me hear your body talk

Let's get physical, physical

I wanna get physical

Let's get into physical

Let me hear your body talk, your body talk

Let me hear your body talk, ah

 

Oh, let's get physical, physical

I wanna get physical

Let's get into physical

Let me hear your body talk, your body talk

Let me hear your body talk

Let's get animal, animal

I wanna get animal

Let's get into animal

Let me hear your body talk, your body talk

Let me hear your body talk, ah-ah

 

Let me hear your body talk (Your body talk)

Let me hear your body talk

Release Date

1981

Songwriter/s

Steve Kipner, Terry Shaddick

Producer/s

John Farrar

Label/s

EMI (UK), MCA (US)

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