Show Some Respect is a very autobiographical song, because it was especially written for Tina and was 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 the 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 and recorded in Chicago on August 2, 1984.

The music video was recorded live in Birmingham, England at the N.E.C. 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.

Released in March 1985 from Capitol Records on 7“ & 12“ vinyl, Show Some Respect reached #37 in America. The single was not released in Europe.

CashBox Magazine - 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.

Tina Turner - Show Some Respect - Single

Vinyl Single (USA) - Cover


A. Show Some Respect 3:17

Written by Terry Britten, Sue Shifrin / Produced by Terry Britten

B. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16

Written by Prince / Mixed by John Carter and Mark Woods

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A. Show Some Respect (Extended Version) 5:47

B. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16

Tina Turner - Show Some Respect - Music Video

Music Video
Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
Home Video: Private Dancer Tour
Time: 2:54


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