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 original 1975 US single

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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)
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 covers
Picture sleeve for the 1976 US live single The above file's purpose is being discussed and/or is being considered for deletion. See files for discussion to help reach a consensus on what to do.
Picture sleeve for the 1976 US live single

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Side A of 1976 UK live single The above file's purpose is being discussed and/or is being considered for deletion. See files for discussion to help reach a consensus on what to do.
Side A of 1976 UK live single

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"Show Me the Way" is a song by English 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]

7" vinyl - United States (1975)
  1. "Show Me the Way" - 3:18
  2. "The Crying Clown" - 4:05

Live version[edit]

7" vinyl - United States (1976)
  1. "Show Me the Way" - 3:25
  2. "Shine On" - 3:35

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1975–2017) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 25
Belgium (HUMO)[2] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 5
Belgium (Ultratop Back Catalogue Flanders)[5] 34
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[6] 2
France (IFOP)[7] 8
Netherlands (Single Tip 100)[8] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 26
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[11] 11
UK Singles (OCC)[12] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 6
US Rock Singles Best Sellers (Billboard)[14] 11
US Top 100 Singles (Cash Box)[15] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 99
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[16] 41
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 50
US Top 100 Singles (Cash Box)[18] 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[19] 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. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard Magazine. worldradiohistory.com. 24 July 1976. p. 72. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "ultratop.be – Peter Frampton – Show Me The Way (Live)". Ultratop 50 (in Dutch). ultratop.be. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Peter Frampton – Show Me the Way" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  5. ^ "ultratop.be – Back Catalogue Singles". Ultratop 50 (in Dutch). ultratop.be. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Accès direct à ces Artistes : F". Institut français d'opinion publique (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "dutchcharts.nl – Dutch Single Tip". Single Tip 100 (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. 5 June 1976. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "dutchcharts.nl – Peter Frampton – Show Me The Way (Live)". Single Top 100 (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "charts.org.nz – Peter Frampton – Show Me The Way (Live)". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "SA Charts 1965–1989 – Acts F". Springbok Radio. rock.co.za. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Peter Frampton Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Rock Singles Best Sellers" (PDF). Billboard Magazine. worldradiohistory.com. 24 April 1976. p. 24. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles". Cash Box Magazine. cashboxmagazine.com. 8 May 1976. Retrieved 9 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1976/Top 100 Songs of 1976". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Top 100 Year End Charts: 1976". Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved 2016-06-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Videos". Jake Kitchin. Retrieved 2016-10-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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