Show Me the Way (Peter Frampton song)

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"Show Me the Way"
Show Me the Way cover 1975.jpg
Single by Peter Frampton
from the album Frampton
B-side "The Crying Clown"
Released 1975 (studio); February 1976 (re-release)
Format 7"
Genre Rock
Length 4:02
3:16 (7" version)
Label A&M 1693
Songwriter(s) Peter Frampton
Producer(s) Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton singles chronology
"Baby (Somethin's Happening)"
(1974)
"Show Me the Way"
(1975)
"Baby, I Love Your Way"
(1975)
"Baby (Somethin's Happening)"
(1974)
"Show Me the Way"
(1975)
"Baby, I Love Your Way"
(1975)
"Show Me the Way"
Showmethewayps.jpg
Picture sleeve
Single by Peter Frampton
from the album Frampton Comes Alive!
B-side "Shine On"
Released February 1976
Format 7"
Recorded Long Island Arena, Commack, NY, August 1975
Genre Rock
Length 3:30 (edited version)
Label A&M 1795
Songwriter(s) Peter Frampton
Producer(s) Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton singles chronology
"Baby, I Love Your Way"
(1975)
"Show Me the Way"
(1976)
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1976)
"Baby, I Love Your Way"
(1975)
"Show Me the Way"
(1976)
"Baby, I Love Your Way" (live)
(1976)

"Show Me the Way" is a song written by Peter Frampton, which was originally released on his 1975 album Frampton and as a single, but gained its highest popularity as a song from his 1976 live album Frampton Comes Alive!. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his biggest hit until "I'm in You" in 1977.

The song was one of Frampton's earliest to feature the talk box effect, which would become one of his signature sounds.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Later versions[edit]

American alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr recorded it as a bonus track on their 1987 album You're Living All Over Me. In May 2000, Peter Frampton revisited it in a performance with the Foo Fighters, on Late Show with David Letterman.[7] The song was also recorded by Jake Kitchin[8] in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for commercials for Uncle Ben's Beginners rice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "100 songs Long Islanders should know". Newsday. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1976/Top 100 Songs of 1976". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 
  7. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  8. ^ "Videos". Jake Kitchin. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 

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