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Respectable (Mel and Kim song)

"Respectable" is a Mel and Kim song written and produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman that became a UK number one single for one week in March 1987.[2] It was the second UK number one single produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman, following Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" in 1985, and the first UK number one single that Stock/Aitken/Waterman had written themselves. The single also topped the charts in Germany,[3] Switzerland,[4] the Netherlands,[5] Belgium,[6] Finland,[7] Australia[8] and New Zealand[9] in 1987.

"Respectable"
Respectable - Mel and Kim.jpg
Single by Mel and Kim
from the album F.L.M.
B-side "From A Whisper To A Scream"
Released 18 February 1987[1]
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded 1987
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:21
Label Supreme
Atlantic (U.S.)
Songwriter(s) Stock/Aitken/Waterman
Producer(s) Stock/Aitken/Waterman
Mel and Kim singles chronology
"Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)"
(1986)
"Respectable"
(1987)
"F.L.M."
(1987)
"Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)"
(1986)
"Respectable"
(1987)
"F.L.M."
(1987)

Contents

UK releasesEdit

7" (SUPE 111)
  1. "Respectable"
  2. "Respectable" (instrumental)
12" (SUPE T 111 / RCA PT 41220)
  1. "Respectable" (Club/Extended mix)
  2. "Respectable" (7” version)
  3. "Respectable" (Extra Beats version [vocal])
12" picture disc (SUPE TP 111)
  1. "Respectable" (The Tabloid mix)
  2. "Respectable" (7” version)
  3. "Respectable" (Extra Beats version [vocal])
12" remix (SUPE TX 111)
  1. "Respectable" (The Tabloid mix)
  2. "Respectable" (7” version)
  3. "Respectable" (Extra Beats version [vocal])
12" remix (SUPE TZ 111)
  1. "Respectable" (Shop mix)
  2. "Respectable" (7” version)
  3. "Respectable" (Extra Beats version [vocal])

Official mixesEdit

 
A promo release of Respectable
  • Album version 5:41
  • 7” version 3:22
  • Instrumental 4:05
  • Club/Extended mix 6:15
  • The Tabloid mix 7:53
  • Extra Beats version [vocal] 8:08
  • Extra Beats version [instrumental] 6:11
  • Shop mix
  • Remixable 6:41 – by Peter Slaghuis for DMC 1987

Cover versionsEdit

Girl band Girls@Play released a cover version of "Respectable" in 2001 which peaked at number 29 in the UK.[10]

SamplingEdit

The song was sampled in Pop Will Eat Itself's song, "Hit the Hi-Tech Groove" on their 1987 album Box Frenzy.

Charts and salesEdit

Chart successionsEdit

Preceded by
"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"
by Aretha Franklin and George Michael
Dutch Top 40 number-one single
21 March 1987 – 4 April 1987
Succeeded by
"Sailing Home" by Piet Veerman
Preceded by
"Everything I Own" by Boy George
UK number-one single
28 March 1987
Succeeded by
"Let It Be" by Ferry Aid
Preceded by
"Reality" by Richard Sanderson
Swiss number-one single
5 April 1987 – 26 April 1987
Preceded by
"Stay" by Pierre Cosso and Bonnie Bianco
German number-one single
10 April 1987 – 17 April 1987
Succeeded by
"You're the Voice" by John Farnham
Preceded by
"Diamonds" by Herb Alpert
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
4 July 1987
Succeeded by
"In Love with Love" by Debbie Harry
Preceded by
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
by Whitney Houston
Australian (ARIA) number-one single
20 July 1987
Succeeded by
"He's Gonna Step On You Again" by The Party Boys
New Zealand RIANZ number-one single
24 July 1987 – 21 August 1987
Succeeded by
"La Bamba" by Los Lobos

ReferencesEdit

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