Friday, January 19, 2018

"Show Some Respect" by Tina Turner

Song#:  2290
Date:  04/20/1985
Debut:  65
Peak:  37
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Rock, R&B

Pop Bits:  Turner's comeback album Private Dancer had already spawned four hits including three consecutive Top 10's With her star still glowing bright following the #7 peak of the LP's title track, it was decided that a fifth single would be issued. This track, co-written by Terry Britten (who also co-wrote Turner's #1 "What's Love Got to Do with It") was selected for release. It didn't make much of an impact peaking just inside the Pop Top 40 and getting to #50 at R&B. The results hardly mattered as the album was already a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning success.

ReduxReview:  This is definitely a solid stomper that was a good fit for Turner and the album. It's a hooky tune that was accompanied by a concert-style MTV video, but for some reason it just didn't click on radio. The album had been out for nearly a year so perhaps it had run its course and folks were already well-acquainted with the song. I had always though the next single should have been the album opener "I Might Have Been Queen," which would have sounded great on the radio. Regardless, this was another winner from a classic 80s album.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  In Europe, Turner's follow-up to her career-reviving single "Let's Stay Together" was a remake of "Help!," the #1 Beatles hit from 1965. Turner recorded the song with the jazz-funk band The Crusaders. The original upbeat track was rearranged and turned it into an R&B-leaning ballad. It charted in several countries including the Netherlands (#14) and the UK (#40). With the song have a bit of success, it would be included on Turner's upcoming Private Dancer album - but only in Europe. For other markets, like the US, the song wasn't issued as a single and was kept off the album. It would later be included on CD reissues of the LP.


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