Show Me Love (Robin S. song)

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Not to be confused with Show Me Love (Robyn song).
"Show Me Love"
UK edition cover
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
Genre House
Length
  • 6:45 (Montego Mix)
  • 7:43 (StoneBridge Club Mix)
Label
Writer(s)
  • Allan George
  • Fred McFarlane
Producer(s)
  • Allan George
  • Fred McFarlane
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Robin S. singles chronology
"Show Me Love"
(1993)
"Luv 4 Luv"
(1993)
Alternate cover
U.S. edition cover

"Show Me Love" is a song by American singer 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 singer Robyn.

In the US, "Show Me Love" reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100, number seven on the R&B chart,[2] and number one on the dance club chart. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and sold 600,000 copies domestically.[3][4] Additionally, the song went to number six on the UK Singles Chart in April 1993.[5] "Show Me Love" has since been sampled and interpolated in numerous recordings, including "Don't Wanna Go Home" by Jason Derulo (2011) and "Show Me" by Kid Ink (2013).

Background and release[edit]

"Show Me Love" was written by American songwriters Allen George and Fred McFarlane, who had previously worked with Jenny Burton and Jocelyn Brown. The song was initially released in 1990 on British label Champion Records with remixes by Anthony King. In 1992, Swedish DJ and producer StoneBridge remixed the song on suggestion of Champion.[6][7] The song's iconic bass organ sound comes from the Korg M1 synthesizer.[8][9] The remixed version was later included on Robin S.'s 1993 debut album Show Me Love.

Impact and legacy[edit]

The song made it to the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, a rare feat for a house song at the time. According to the The Guardian, "Show Me Love" has influenced contemporary house songs such as Kiesza's "Hideaway" (2014) and Disclosure's "White Noise" (2013), and artists such as Clean Bandit and Felix Jaehn.[9]

Track listings[edit]

1990 12" vinyl (as Robin Stone)[10]
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[10]
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[11][12]
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[13][14]
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)[15] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[16] 9
Canada Dance (RPM)[17] 2
France (SNEP)[18] 14
Germany (Media Control Charts)[19] 11
Ireland (IRMA) 29
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[20] 13
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[21] 30
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 9
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[5] 6
US Billboard Hot 100 5
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
US Billboard Hot R&B Songs 7
Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[24] 78
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 2007, Australian DJ Mobin Master re-recorded the song with vocalist Karina Chavez. In 2008 the song was re-released with vocals by Robin S.
  • In 2008, DJ Michael Mind samples the song for his single "Show Me Love".[25]
  • 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.[26]
  • 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.
  • In 2014, dance duo Ferreck Dawn & Redondo sampled the bassline for their deep house single "Love Too Deep".
  • In 2015, Russian DJ Matvey Emerson released the song featuring vocals by Glee's cast member, Alex Newell.
  • In 2015, Dutchman Sam Feldt featuring Kimberley Ann covered the song.[27]

Michael Mind version[edit]

In 2014, German DJ and producer Michael Mind recorded a cover version of the song using a different vocalist.

Track listing[edit]

German CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (radio edit) 2:38
2. "Show Me Love" (short edit) 3:08
3. "Show Me Love" (extended mix) 5:18
4. "Show Me Love" (club mix) 5:18
5. "Show Me Love" (Gap 4 remix edit) 2:46
6. "Show Me Love" (Gap 4 remix) 3:47
7. "Show Me Love" (G&G remix cut) 3:47
8. "Show Me Love" (G&G remix) 6:40
Digital download — 2014 version[28]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (official festival mix edit) 3:28
2. "Show Me Love" (official festival mix) 5:34
3. "Show Me Love" (Benjiy edit) 3:14
4. "Show Me Love" (Benjiy remix) 4:56

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[29] 41
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[30] 22
France (SNEP)[31] 17
Germany (Official German Charts)[32] 38
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[33] 58

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 DJ and producer Steve Angello and Filipino-Dutch DJ Laidback Luke. Robin S. is featured re-recording her vocals. Also featured are additional vocals from Hal Ritson (co-producer) and Yolanda Quartey.[34] It was originally released through the Happy Music label on December 12,[35] 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 UK Dance Chart in 2009.

The song was also an international breakthrough for Dutch DJ Hardwell.[36] 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.[37]

Track listing[edit]

2008 digital download (France)[35]
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 (UK)[38]
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)[39]
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)[40]
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)[41]
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.)[42]
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
Digital download – 2015 remixes[43]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (Anevo remix radio edit) 3:24
2. "Show Me Love" (Solodisco remix radio edit) 2:59
3. "Show Me Love" (Anevo remix) 5:14
4. "Show Me Love" (Solodisco remix) 4:34
5. "Show Me Love" (Boeboe remix) 5:00

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Position
Australia (ARIA)[44] 73
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[45] 64
France (SNEP)[46] 25
Germany (Official German Charts)[47] 93
Ireland (IRMA) 25
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 11
UK Dance (The Official Charts Company) 1

Sam Feldt version[edit]

"Show Me Love"
Single by Sam Feldt featuring Kimberly Anne
Released 21 June 2015
Format Digital download
Recorded 2014–15
Genre
Length 3:01
Label
Writer(s)
  • Allen George
  • Fred McFarlane
Producer(s) Sam Feldt
Sam Feldt singles chronology
"Midnight Hearts"
(2015)
"Show Me Love"
(2015)
"Drive You Home"
(2015)

In 2015, the song was remade by Sam Feldt featuring vocals from Kimberly Anne. It was released as a digital download on 21 June 2015 in the United Kingdom through Spinnin' Records. The song was produced by Sam Feldt.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download – single[48]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (featuring Kimberly Anne) 3:01
Digital download – remixes[49]
No. Title Length
1. "Show Me Love" (featuring Kimberly Anne) (Extended Mix) 5:24
2. "Show Me Love" (featuring Kimberly Anne) (EDX's Indian Summer Remix) 6:40
3. "Show Me Love" (featuring Kimberly Anne) (Kryder & Tom Staar) Remix) 4:54
4. "Show Me Love" (featuring Kimberly Anne) (Kokiri Remix) 6:34
5. "Show Me Love" (featuring Kimberly Anne) (Quintino Remix) 4:13
6. "Show Me Love" (featuring Kimberly Anne) (Zac Samuel Remix) 3:27

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[50] 19
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[51] 30
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[52] 11
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[53] 21
Denmark (Tracklisten)[54] 39
France (SNEP)[55] 82
Germany (Official German Charts)[56] 39
Hungary (Single Top 40)[57] 39
Ireland (IRMA)[58] 12
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[59] 15
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[60] 50
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[61] 38
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[62] 4
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[63] 13

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[64] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom[48][49] 21 June 2015 Digital download Spinnin'
Australia[65]

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