Show Me the Way (Peter Frampton song)

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"Show Me the Way"
Show Me the Way cover 1975.jpg
Picture sleeve for the 1975 single
Single by Peter Frampton
from the album Frampton and Frampton Comes Alive!
B-side"The Crying Clown"
"Shine On" (live)
ReleasedJune 1975
February 1976 (live)
Format7-inch single
RecordedAugust 1975 (live)
VenueLong Island Arena, Commack, New York
GenreRock
Length
  • 4:02 (album version)
  • 3:25 (single edit)
  • 4:42 (1976 live version)
LabelA&M
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)

(I'll Give You) Money
(1975)


Baby, I Love Your Way
(1976)
Alternative cover
Picture sleeve for the 1976 live single
Picture sleeve for the 1976 live single

"Show Me the Way" is a song by English-American rock musician Peter Frampton. Originally released in June 1975 as the lead single from his fourth studio album Frampton, it gained popularity after being recorded live and released in February 1976 as the lead single from his 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.

Track listing[edit]

1975 release[edit]

Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single - United States (1975)
  1. "Show Me The Way" - 3:18
  2. "The Crying Clown" - 4:05

Live version[edit]

Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single - United States (1976)
  1. "Show Me The Way" - 3:25
  2. "Shine On" - 3:35

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Australia (KMR)[1] 25
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 1
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 26
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[6] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[citation needed] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[citation needed] 6
US Cash Box Top 100[7] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Rank
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[8] 41
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 50
US Cash Box [10] 35

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. The song was also recorded in 2014 by Jake Kitchin[11] for use as background music television commercials for Uncle Ben's Beginners rice. Frampton recorded the song again as version for acoustic guitar for his 2016 CD Acoustic Classics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  2. ^ "[Live&cat=s Ultratop.be – Peter Frampton – Show Me The Way [Live]"] (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  4. ^ "[Live&cat=s Dutchcharts.nl – Peter Frampton – Show Me The Way [Live]"] (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  5. ^ "[Live&cat=s Charts.nz – Peter Frampton – Show Me The Way [Live]"]. Top 40 Singles.
  6. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  9. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1976/Top 100 Songs of 1976". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2016-06-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Videos". Jake Kitchin. Retrieved 2016-10-10.

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