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
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl
Charts: USA: #37 / Canada #42 / New Zealand #41
Album: Private Dancer
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
Home Video: Private Dancer Tour
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.