Show Me Love (Robin S. song)

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Not to be confused with Show Me Love (Robyn song).
"Show Me Love"
Single by Robin S.
from the album Show Me Love
Released October 13, 1990 (UK)
December 21, 1992 (UK re-release)
April 23, 1993 (U.S.)[1]
Format
Recorded 1990
1992 (StoneBridge version)
Genre
Length 7:43 (StoneBridge Club Mix)
Label
Writer(s)
  • Allan George
  • Fred McFarlane
Robin S. singles chronology
"Show Me Love"
(1993)
"Luv 4 Luv"
(1993)

"Show Me Love" is a song by American recording artist Robin S.. It was written by Allen George and Fred McFarlane and originally released in 1990 by Champion Records in the United Kingdom. In 1992, it was remixed by Swedish house music production duo StoneBridge & Nick Nice, and re-released in many European countries as well as United States and Japan. It became one of the most well known house anthems in the United Kingdom, and Robin's biggest hit to date. The song is often confused with her following single "Luv 4 Luv", which is compositionally similar and was released around the same time, and with the 1997 hit "Show Me Love" by the Swedish recording artist Robyn.

In the US, "Show Me Love" reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the soul chart,[2] and reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. In addition the song went to number six on the UK Singles Chart in April 1993. It was sampled in 2011 by American singer Jason Derulo on his hit single "Don't Wanna Go Home". In 2013, the song was sampled by American rapper Kid Ink on the track "Show Me" featuring label mate Chris Brown, the first single from his debut album, My Own Lane.

Track listings[edit]

1990 12" vinyl (as Robin Stone)[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (Montego Mix) 6:45
2. "Show Me Love" (Dub Mix) 3:30
3. "Show Me Love" (New York Mix) 5:51
4. "Show Me Love" (Maritius Mix) 4:07
  • Tracks 1 & 4 mixed by Anthony King.
1992 12" vinyl[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (StoneBridge Club Mix) 7:43
2. "Show Me Love" (Nick Nice Eagle Mix) 5:31
3. "Show Me Love" (Nice & Stoned Old School Mix) 5:33
  • Additional production by StoneBridge. Remixes by Nick Nice & StoneBridge.
1993 U.K. CD single / 2009 U.K. digital download[4][5]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (Radio Mix) 3:21
2. "Show Me Love" (Nick Nice Eagle Mix) 5:32
3. "Show Me Love" (StoneBridge Club Mix) 7:44
4. "Show Me Love" (Nice 'N' Steady Old School Mix) 5:34
5. "Show Me Love" (New Club Mix) 8:52
1993 U.S. 12" vinyl / CD single[6][7]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (StoneBridge Club Mix) 7:43
2. "Show Me Love" (Nick Nice Eagle Mix) 5:28
3. "Show Me Love" (New Club Mix) 8:50
4. "Show Me Love" (Nice & Stoned Old School Mix) 5:33

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 9
Canada Dance (RPM)[10] 2
France (SNEP)[11] 14
Germany (Media Control Charts)[12] 11
Ireland (IRMA) 29
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 13
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 9
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 6
US Billboard Hot 100 5
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
US Billboard Hot R&B Songs 7
Preceded by
"Took My Love" by Bizarre Inc featuring Angie Brown
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (Robin S. version)
May 8, 1993
Succeeded by
"Fever" by Madonna

Personnel[edit]

  • Producer – Allen George, Fred McFarlane
  • Co-producer – StoneBridge
  • Mix – StoneBridge, P. Dennis Mitchell, Junior Vasquez
  • Engineer – P. Dennis Mitchell, Dave Sussman, Nat Foster, Robert Kiss
  • Keyboards – Fred McFarlane, Joe Moskowitz, Matt Thomas, Stonebridge, Robert Kiss
  • Guitar – Paul Jackson Jr., Dana Reed, Mike Cantwell
  • Backing Vocals – Dana Reed, Debbie Cole, Dennis Taylor, Kim Miller, Luci Martin, Robin Stone, Vivian Sessoms

Sampling[edit]

  • In 1994, Sharon S., a Dutch act whose name was inspired by Robin S., used similar sounded elements of "Show Me Love" for their single "Wonderful," which was later sampled by Firebeatz in 2013.[citation needed]
  • In 2008, DJ Michael Mind samples the song for his single "Show Me Love"[16]
  • In 2011, Jason Derulo sampled the original melody for his single "Don't Wanna Go Home"
  • In 2012, Jennifer Lopez sampled a part of the melody in her single "Dance Again" featuring Pitbull.[17]
  • In 2013, the British synth beat combo, Street Parade, performed a version of "Show Me Love" in their live performances.
  • In 2013, American rapper Kid Ink sampled the melody on his single "Show Me" featuring Chris Brown.
  • In 2014, British electronic group Clean Bandit covered the song for the special edition of their album New Eyes.

Steve Angello and Laidback Luke version[edit]

"Show Me Love"
Single by Steve Angello and Laidback Luke featuring Robin S.
Released December 12, 2008
Format
Recorded 2008
Genre House
Length 3:04 (radio edit)
6:40 (extended mix)
Label
Writer(s)
  • Allen George
  • Fred McFarlane
Producer(s)

In 2008, the song was remade by Swedish house DJs and electronic dance music producers Steve Angello and Laidback Luke. Robin S. is featured re-recording her vocals. Also featured are additional vocals from Hal Ritson (co-producer) and Yolanda Quartey.[18] It was originally released through the Happy Music label on December 12,[19] and has had multiple re-releases since. "Show Me Love" is one of Angello's and Luke's best known singles, especially in the United Kingdom where it has topped the 2009 dance music charts at #1.

The song was also an international breakthrough for Dutch DJ Hardwell.[20] The song is based on his bootleg mashup of Robin S.'s "Show Me Love" and the instrumental track "Be" by Steve Angello & Laidback Luke.[21]

Track listing[edit]

2008 digital download (France)[19]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (Radio Edit) 3:04
2. "Show Me Love" (Extended Mix) 6:40
3. "Show Me Love" (Hardwell Style) 5:18
4. "Show Me Love" (Hardwell Sunrise Mix) 6:46
2009 CD single (U.K.)[22]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (Radio Edit) 3:08
2. "Show Me Love" (Blame Edit) 2:56
3. "Show Me Love" (Bootleg Mix) 5:17
4. "Show Me Love" (Extended Mix) 6:42
5. "Show Me Love" (AC Slater Vocal Mix) 5:49
6. "Show Me Love" (Blame Remix) 5:29
7. "Show Me Love" (Original Dub) 6:48
  • Includes the video of "Show Me Love" (3:08).
2009 digital download (Spain)[23]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (Extended Mix) 6:40
2. "Show Me Love" (Hardwell & Sunrise Remix) 6:46
3. "Show Me Love" (Style Of Eye Remix) 10:03
4. "Show Me Love" (Partysquad Remix) 3:38
5. "Show Me Love" (Blame Remix) 5:29
6. "Show Me Love" (Afrojack Short Remix) 5:45
7. "Show Me Love" (AC Slater Vocal Mix) 5:49
8. "Show Me Love" (Radio Edit) 3:04
2009 digital download (Italy)[24]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (Extended Mix) 6:41
2. "Show Me Love" (Radio Edit) 3:04
3. "Show Me Love" (Hardwell & Sunrise Remix) 6:43
4. "Show Me Love" (Partysquad Remix) 3:36
5. "Show Me Love" (Afrojack Short Remix) 5:45
6. "Show Me Love" (Blame Remix) 5:25
7. "Show Me Love" (AC Slater Vocal Mix) 5:47
8. "Show Me Love" (Style Of Eye Remix) 10:02
9. "Show Me Love" (AC Slater Dub Mix) 4:32
10. "Show Me Love" (Blame Edit) 2:53
11. "Show Me Love" (Bismark Remix) 6:56
2009 digital download (Netherlands)[25]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (AC Slater Dub) 4:35
2. "Show Me Love" (AC Slater Vocal Mix) 5:49
3. "Show Me Love" (Afrojack Short Remix) 5:45
4. "Show Me Love" (Blame Dub) 5:29
5. "Show Me Love" (Blame Edit) 2:55
6. "Show Me Love" (Hardwell's Sunrise Mix) 6:46
7. "Show Me Love" (Partysquad Remix) 3:38
8. "Show Me Love" (Radio Edit) 3:04
9. "Show Me Love" (Style Of Eye Remix) 10:03
10. "Show Me Love" (DBN Remix) 6:58
11. "Show Me Love" (Bootleg Version) 5:18
12. "Show Me Love" (Extended Mix) 6:40
2009 digital download (U.S.)[26]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (Radio Edit) 3:04
2. "Show Me Love" (Extended Mix) 6:40
3. "Show Me Love" (Style of Eye Remix) 10:03
4. "Show Me Love" (AC Slater Vocal Mix) 5:49
5. "Show Me Love" (Afrojack Short Remix) 5:45
6. "Show Me Love" (Blame Remix) 5:29
7. "Show Me Love" (Hardwell & Sunrise Remix) 6:46
8. "Show Me Love" (Partysquad Remix) 3:38

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[27] 64
France (SNEP)[28] 25
Germany (Media Control Charts)[29] 93
Ireland (IRMA) 25
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 11
UK Dance (The Official Charts Company) 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Show Me Love: Robin S: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 495. 
  3. ^ a b "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  4. ^ "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  5. ^ "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  6. ^ "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  7. ^ "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Robin S. – Show Me Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Robin S. – Show Me Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ Canadian dance peak
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Robin S. – Show Me Love" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Robin S. > Show Me Love – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Robin S. search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Robin S. – Show Me Love". Singles Top 60.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Robin S. – Show Me Love". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ http://www.chartsinfrance.net/Michael-Mind/news-67285.html
  17. ^ http://www.popservations.com/track-of-the-moment/j-lo-wants-to-dance-again/
  18. ^ "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  19. ^ a b "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  20. ^ Hardwell
  21. ^ "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  22. ^ "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  23. ^ "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  24. ^ "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  25. ^ "Show Me Love" at Discogs
  26. ^ "Show Me Love" (feat. Robin S.) by Steve Angello & Laidback Luke on iTunes
  27. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat. Robin S. – Show Me Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  28. ^ "Lescharts.com – Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat. Robin S. – Show Me Love" (in French). Les classement single.
  29. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat. Robin S. > Show Me Love – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.

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