Show Stopper

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This article is about the song by Danity Kane. For others uses, see Showstopper (disambiguation).
"Show Stopper"
Show Stopper album cover.jpg
Single by Danity Kane featuring Yung Joc
from the album Danity Kane
Released August 22, 2006 (2006-08-22)
Format CD single, vinyl single, digital download
Recorded 2005
The Hit Factory
(New York City)
Genre R&B, snap
Length 3:51 (Album Version/Main Version)
Label Bad Boy, Atlantic
Writer(s) Angela Hunte, Krystal Oliver, Calvin Puckett, Frank Romano, James Scheffer
Producer(s) Jim Jonsin
Danity Kane singles chronology
"Show Stopper"
"Ride for You"
Yung Joc singles chronology
"I Love You"
"Show Stopper"
"1st Time"

"Show Stopper" is a song by American girl group Danity Kane from their 2006 self-titled debut album of the same name. The song was written by Angela Hunte, Krystal Oliver, Calvin Puckett, Frank Romano, and James Scheffer. It features guest vocals by rapper Yung Joc and was produced by Jim Jonsin. The song was released as the album's lead single on August 4, 2006 (see 2006 in music) in the United States and on October 20, 2006 in Europe. While "Show Stopper" peaked at number 8 on the official Billboard Hot 100 chart, it managed to enter the top 30 in Germany. The single also charted in the top 20 on the Pop 100 charts, and top five status on the US Top Digital Downloads and Hot 100 Dance Club Play charts.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Show Stopper" was directed by Jesse Terrero (director of the movie Soul Plane, Teairra Mari's single "No Daddy" and many of G-Unit's videos), and was filmed in various locations throughout Los Angeles, California between June 27 and 28, 2006. Apart from rapper Yung Joc whose part was filmed inside his van while he was on his way back to the airport because of a lack of time, Diddy also recorded a sequence with his verse in the song which appears in the remix version of the music video and features only the girl's full dance portion of the original version.

Thematically, the video starts with the band members in the recording studio listening to their album cut "Want It" with Diddy as he tells them to go straight to bed and not go out and club hop. Then the girls go into a van and get "made up" and then go out on the town in expensive cars, looking for boys and flirting. The video ends with the girls dancing on the Hollywood Boulevard.

The final version of the video premiered at the end of Making the Video on MTV on August 4, 2006. It reached a peak position of number two on TRL on September 8, 2006. The video also finished #6 on MTV's top videos of 2006 countdown.

Chart performance[edit]

The single was released on the U.S. iTunes Music Store on August 15, 2006, and peaked at number two on the top 100 songs after two days of downloading only. The following week "Show Stopper" instantly debuted at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming one of the highest debuts of 2006 behind Taylor Hicks's "Do I Make You Proud" and Beyoncé's "Ring the Alarm". While the song reached its peak position of number 8 in its second week, radio play and popularity on iTunes declined and it eventually fell out of the top 25. However, about 5 weeks after the radio release, the song finally started gathering airplay and subsequently moved back up the Hot 100, again peaking at number 12.

While the song failed to chart or sell noticeably in Austria, the song became a top 30 success in Germany with a peak position of number 27.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Show Stopper".

  • Official remixes
  1. "Show Stopper" (Alternate version) - 4:15
  2. "Show Stopper" (Bad Boy Remix; featuring Diddy & Yung Joc) - 4:42
  3. "Show Stopper" (Jim Jonson Remix; featuring Pitbull & B.o.B) - 4:13
  4. "Show Stopper" (Saul Mojica Mix) - 4:19
  5. "Show Stopper" (Garbz Mix) - 3:52
  6. "Show Stopper" (Dave Audé Club Mix) - 7:26
  7. "Show Stopper" (Ford & Vidal Club Mix) - 6:31

The alternate version has Shannon singing the bridge, while Yung Joc's rap isn't featured. After the last chorus, there is an added break to the song, the lyrics are:

  • "Tonight we going swervin, bustin slides hittin' curbs and, ghosts ridin' on the whips, hit; tonight, that's what it's gonna be about, watch my trunk go bouncy bounce, girls gon' ride it."

The ending break lyrics are:

  • "I know you see your wifey, but peep my ride go hyphy, (Slide with me, just slide with me). I know you see your wifey, but peep my ride go hyphy, (Ride for me, baby ride for me). "


Chart (2006–07) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 60
German Singles Chart[1] 27
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 8
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[2] 33
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs[2] 12


  1. ^ a b "Charts Summary". Musicsquare. Retrieved 2007-05-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "AMG: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-05-01. 

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