Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena; 1 November 1967) is an Australian singer, songwriter, musical theatre actress, talent show judge and record producer. She is one of Australia’s highest selling female artists in history and has won several awards, most notably 6 ARIA Awards and in both 1996 and 2000 she received the World Music Award for the world’s best selling Australian artist. She has sold over eight million records worldwide to date.
Arena began her career as a 7-year-old, singing live on the variety television show Young Talent Time. Even as a young girl she was known for her powerful voice and stage presence, but she dropped from sight for several years following her Young Talent Time tenure, working the club circuit alone and in bands and also appearing in musicals.
In 1987, at the age of 20, she was reinvented as a raunchy disco diva with the national Number 3 platinum selling single “I Need Your Body”. It gave her a successful album, Strong as Steel, and more hits, but for Tina this was a momentary digression, as this was not a music style or image with which she was comfortable with.
I Need Your Body is the second single by Australian pop singer Tina Arena, originally released in 1988 in Scandinavia and issued in Australia two years later in 1990. Despite receiving little success in Scandinavia, it was Arena’s first single to receive commercial success in Australia and was certified Platinum. It peaked at #3 on the ARIA Top 50 Singles chart, and charted at #17 on the ARIA 1990 End of Year Top 50 Singles chart. This made it the second highest selling single in Australia from a local artist that year.
I Need Your Body (12″ Mix) 6:26
I Need Your Body (Radio Mix) 3:59
I Need Your Body (Mini Mix) 6:14