TINA: Single

Show Some Respect (1985)

Tina Turner - Show Some Respect - Single

Show Some Respect is a very autobiographical song, because it was especially written for Tina. It is the last single from the Private Dancer album in North America and Australia, instead of I Can’t Stand The Rain in Europe. Tina promoted the song on Australian and Japanese TV and performed it live at some of her concert tours. A live version is available on the album Live In Europe from 1988. The live b-side song „Let’s Pretend We’re Married“ was written by Prince, recorded in Chicago on August 2, 1984.

PhotographerBrian Aris (Australia)
: March 1985
Label: Capitol
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #37 / Canada #42 / New Zealand #41
AlbumPrivate Dancer

  1. Show Some Respect 3:17
  2. From the 7" record / Writer: Terry Britten, Sue Shifrin / Producer: Terry Britten / Mixed by: John Hudson / Recorded at Mayfair Studios, London / Drums: Graham Jarvis / Keyboards: Nick Glennie Smith, Billy Livsey / Guitar: Terry Britten / Backing Vocals: Tessa Niles, Terry Britten
  3. Show Some Respect (Extended Version) 5:47
  4. From the 12" record
    Additional track:
  1. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16
  2. Previously Unreleased / Written by Prince / Mixed by John Carter & Mark Woods
Tina Turner - Show Some Respect - Single

The music video was recorded live at the N.E.C. in Birmingham, England in March 1985 as part of Tinas Private Dancer Tour. It shows Tina in a white trouser and top, performing the song. The clip was taken from the Private Dancer Tour home video.

Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
ReleasePrivate Dancer Tour
Time: 3:08

Tina Turner - Show Some Respect - Music Video

CashBox - April 20, 1985

A rough rocker punctuated by a light funk guitar „Show Some Respect“ should gain even more respect for Turner, whose superlative rock vocal sends this cut to uncharted levels of Turner resonance. A forceful tempo and Turner’s relentless energy makes Show Some Respect prime rock dance material, destined for certain popularity in the clubs as well as on rock and CHR radio.

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