Show Me (The Cover Girls song)

"Show Me" is the debut single by American freestyle girl group the Cover Girls. First released as a 12" single on October 28, 1986, "Show Me" first charted on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, where it peaked at #4 in March 1987.[1] Following the song's successful run on the dance chart, it was then released to radio, where it reached #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 1987, remaining in the Hot 100 for 18 weeks.[2] The exposure the group received from this song led to an album deal, and the album Show Me was released later on February 24, 1987. The Cover Girls became among the first in a wave of freestyle musical artists to enjoy chart hits in the late 1980s; other associated acts include Exposé, Stevie B and Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam.

"Show Me"
The Cover Girls Show Me.jpeg
Single by The Cover Girls
from the album Show Me
ReleasedOctober 28, 1986 (1986-10-28)
Format7" single
12" single
Recorded1986
GenreFreestyle
Length3:43
LabelFever Records
Songwriter(s)Albert Cabrera
Dr. Bob Khozouri
Tony Moran
Andy Panda
Producer(s)"The Latin Rascals"
The Cover Girls singles chronology
"Show Me"
(1986)
"Spring Love"
(1987)

In 2000, former lead singer of the Cover Girls Angel Clivillés released an updated version of "Show Me" that was remixed and produced by DJ Tony Moran. Her recording was a hit in the US dance clubs, spending one week at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in June of that year.[3] This version appeared on her solo album Angel, which was released in 1999.

Billboard named the song #49 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[4]

Track listingEdit

When printed on the 12" releases, the durations of the Drumapella and Heartthrob mixes are often misstated as 4:40 and 7:35, respectively. Duration of the Drumapella on the 7" is not confirmed.

US 12" Single
No.TitleLength
1."Show Me" (The Nest Mix)7:35
2."Show Me" (Drumapella)5:24
3."Show Me" (Heartthrob Mix)7:51
4."Show Me" (Florida Mix)5:44
Germany 12" Single
No.TitleLength
1."Show Me" (The Nest Mix)7:35
2."Show Me" (Hearthrob Mix)7:51
US 12" Promo
No.TitleLength
1."Show Me" (Edited Version)5:32
2."Show Me" (Extended Version)7:35
US 7" Single
No.TitleLength
1."Show Me"3:43
2."Show Me" (Drumapella)4:40

ChartsEdit

Chart (1987) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 44
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play 4
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 4
U.S. Hot Black Singles 34

Angel Clivillés version

Chart (2000) Peak
Position
U.S. Hot Dance Club Play 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Cover Girls Hot Dance Club Play chart data from billboard.com
  2. ^ The Cover Girls Hot 100 chart data from billboard.com
  3. ^ Angel Clivillés Hot Dance Club Play chart data from billboard.com
  4. ^ "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.

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