Show You the Way to Go

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"Show You the Way to Go"
Single by The Jacksons
from the album The Jacksons
Released January 6, 1977
Genre Soul
Length 5:30
Label Epic, Philadelphia International
Writer(s) Gamble and Huff
Producer(s) Gamble and Huff
The Jacksons singles chronology
"Enjoy Yourself" "Show You the Way to Go" "Dreamer"

"Show You the Way to Go" is a song written by Gamble and Huff and released as a single in 1977 by The Jacksons on their CBS debut album, The Jacksons. It was their only number-one song for the group in the UK. It was later covered by Dannii Minogue.

The Jacksons version[edit]

"Show You the Way to Go" became a 1977 hit for The Jackson 5, now known as The Jacksons after their departure from Motown nearly two years prior. Though the move made it easy for the brothers to write and produce their own material, they spent a couple of years under the production and direction of Gamble and Huff and under their own label, Philadelphia International. This was one of the songs that the producers backed the young men on and for lead singer Michael. Marlon had a backup part. The song reached No. 6 US Billboard R&B chart, No. 28 US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] A year later, the Jacksons left Philadelphia International for Epic.

The single's B-side was "Blues Away", which was the first song Michael Jackson wrote entirely himself.

Personnel[edit]

Preceded by
"Lucille" by Kenny Rogers
UK number one single
June 25, 1977 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"So You Win Again" by Hot Chocolate

Dannii Minogue version[edit]

"Show You the Way to Go"
Single by Dannii Minogue
from the album Get into You
Released July 20, 1992
Format CD single: Australia
Vinyl single: Worldwide
Cassette single: UK
Genre Pop, R&B
Label MCA
Universal Records
Mushroom Records
Writer(s) K. Gamble
L. Huff
Producer(s) Bruce Forest
Andy Whitmore
Dannii Minogue singles chronology
"I Don't Wanna Take This Pain"
(1991)
"Show You the Way to Go"
(1992)
"Love's on Every Corner"
(1992)

Dannii Minogue's version was produced by Bruce Forest and Andy Whitmore and was the first song released from her second album, Get into You. In 1992 it appeared on the NME charity album Ruby Trax, and subsequently released as a single, reaching No. 30 on the UK Singles Chart in August of that year.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Show You the Way to Go".

UK CD single

  1. "Show You the Way to Go" (7" version)
  2. "Success" (E-Smoove Groovy 12")
  3. "Show You the Way to Go" (Extended version)
  4. "Success" (Maurice's dub)

Australian CD single

  1. "Show You the Way to Go" (7" version)
  2. "Success" (E-Smoove Groovy 12")
  3. "Show You the Way to Go" (Extended version)

UK Cassette single

  1. "Show You the Way to Go" (7" version)
  2. "Show You the Way to Go" (Dub)

Ruby Trax (Disc one, track 9)

  1. "Show You the Way to Go" (This is a different version to the album or CD version)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 341. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  • "Dannii.com". Comprehensive listing of all Dannii Minogue releases and song information. Archived from the original on May 14, 2006. Retrieved June 30, 2006. 
  • "DanniiMusic.com". Comprehensive listing of all Dannii Minogue releases, including commercial and promo items. Retrieved June 30, 2006. 

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