80S MODEL AND SINGER
By Mark Nobes and Hannah Johnson
During the 80s, Samantha Fox was one of the best-known Page 3 girls. Her modelling career actually only lasted for a few short years between 1983 and 1986, when she retired at just 20 years old!
In 1986, Sam started a successful music career, releasing three albums between 1986 and 1988. Her first single was "Touch Me - I Wanna Feel Your Body" which reached No.3 in the UK charts in March '86. You can view all of her hits songs in the video playlist above.
Sam released eight UK Top 40 singles in the eighties, but was also successful in many other countries, too. Her last 80s single release was a cover of "I Only Wanna Be With You" which reached No.16 in the UK charts.
Sam tried to relaunch her music career in 1991 with the album "Just One Night", but failed to enter the Top 40 in the UK, although it was a hit in Canada.
In 1995, Sam Fox entered the "Song For Europe" contest as lead singer of the group Sox, with the song "Go For The Heart". Unfortunately, Sox only came fourth in the public vote and, therefore, couldn't be entered into the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest.
Studio Album Discography
Touch Me (1986)
Samantha Fox (1987)
I Wanna Have Some Fun (1988)
Just One Night (1991)
21st Century Fox (1998)
Angel with an Attitude (2005)
"TOUCH ME" (I Want Your Body) -1986
Released by Jive Records, "Touch Me" was Sam Fox's sexy debut single and reached No.3 in the UK singles chart. It reached No.1 in Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and Australia, and also reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.
"HOLD ON TIGHT" (1986)
"NOTHING'S GONNA STOP ME NOW" (1987)
This was Sam's second most successful hit single (after Touch Me) and was the first single from her second 80's album, Samantha Fox. If you think it sounds familiar to many other late eighties hits then that's because it was produced by none other than Stock, Aitken and Waterman.
Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now reached No.8 in the UK but was a hit in many other countries, and managed No.2 in Switzerland. However, it failed to impress the Americans reaching only No.80 in the U.S.
"I SURRENDER (TO THE SPIRIT OF THE NIGHT)
SAM FOX AT THE BRIT AWARDS IN 1989
SAMANTHA FOX STRIP POKER
THE COMPUTER GAME
"I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU" (1989)
This controversial 80s computer game kept many spotty teenage computer geeks happy for hours in their bedrooms! Yes, it's Samantha Fox Strip Poker on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The game was also available on the C64 and Amstrad CPC range. It mattered not one bit how terrible the digitized images were going to be, with no internet available, sex-starved teenage boys were going to flock to the stores to buy it anyway. On the plus side, the music was created by the legendary Rob Hubbard, although he didn't want his name associated with the game and used the alias "John York".
However, as with many of Miss Fox's eighties songs, this did very well in Finland where it peaked at #2. The song was the third single to be lifted from the third studio album I Wanna Have Some Fun.
SAMANTHA FOX AND STEVE FARRALL ARGUE ON THE CLUB
Samantha Fox Smash Hits poster from July 1987