Show Me Your Soul

"Show Me Your Soul" is a song by the funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers that was recorded in 1990 and produced by John Norwood Fisher of Fishbone and features Billy Preston on keyboard.[2] It was not, as is commonly believed, recorded during the Mother's Milk sessions. However, it was recorded during the first part of the Mother's Milk tour. "Show Me Your Soul" was recorded for the soundtrack of the film Pretty Woman, and was shortly after released as the B-side to "Taste the Pain" in the US and UK. In Australia, it appeared as the B-side to the belated 1990 release of "Knock Me Down". Both singles credit the song as coming from the Pretty Woman soundtrack. A promo only single was released to promote the soundtrack and it is thought that it was meant to be a full single until a last minute change of plan. This peaked at number ten on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.[3] The track was later included as the sole exclusive track on the 1992 compilation album What Hits!?.

"Show Me Your Soul"
Promotional single by Red Hot Chili Peppers
from the album Pretty Woman soundtrack
ReleasedFebruary 14, 1990[1]
Recordedlate 1989
GenreFunk rock
Songwriter(s)Flea, Frusciante, Kiedis, Smith
Producer(s)John Norwood Fisher and Red Hot Chili Peppers, edited and tweaked by Rob Gordon and John Frusciante
Red Hot Chili Peppers singles chronology
"Taste The Pain"
"Show Me Your Soul"
"Give It Away"

There was a music video made for the song, which features the band in front of a Bluescreen. The video was directed by Bill Stobaugh, and edited by Scott C. Wilson. It was released on February 14, 1990 and also appears on the What Hits!? VHS/DVD and the 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head episode "Sign Here".

The song has never been performed live by the band, although they did once lip sync it for "Save the Planet", a TV special on April 4, 1990.[4]

Track listingEdit

12" radio promo single (1990)
  1. "Show Me Your Soul"
CD promo single (1990)
  1. "Show Me Your Soul"


Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 10


Red Hot Chili Peppers

Additional musicians


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-06. Retrieved 2013-11-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Google Sites".
  3. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers Artist Chart History: Singles". Billboard. Retrieved 2007-10-03.
  4. ^ Show Me Your Soul - RHCP Live Archive