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.

Writer: Terry Britten, Sue Shifrin
Producer: Terry Britten
Release: March 1985
Label: Capitol
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #37
AlbumPrivate Dancer

7“ Vinyl Single
  1. Show Some Respect 3:17
  2. Written by Terry Britten, Sue Shifrin / Produced by Terry Britten
  3. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16
  4. Written by Prince / Mixed by John Carter and Mark Woods
12“ Vinyl Maxi
  1. Show Some Respect (Extended Version) 5:47
  2. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16
CashBox Review

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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Music Video

The music video was recorded live at the N.E.C. in Birmingham, England on May 06, 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
Home VideoPrivate Dancer Tour (VHS, LaserDisc)
Time: 3:08

Tina Turner - Show Some Respect - Music Video

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