Show and Tell (song)
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This article is about the 1972 popular song. For other songs with the same title, see Show and tell (disambiguation).
|"Show And Tell"|
|Single by Al Wilson|
|from the album Show and Tell|
|B-side||"Listen to Me"|
|Al Wilson singles chronology|
Al Wilson version
- A 1973 recording of the song by Al Wilson reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week on January 19, 1974; it sold over two million copies and was named a Cash Box Number One Single of the Year. Billboard ranked it as the No. 15 song for 1974. Wilson's version also made No. 10 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.
Weekly singles charts
Al Wilson version
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening chart||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||10|
|U.S. Cash Box Top 100 ||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||15|
|U.S. Cash Box ||1|
Other cover versions
- Peabo Bryson had a No. 1 R&B hit with his version of the song in 1989. Bryson's version did not chart on the Hot 100.
- American singer/actress Vanessa Williams covered the song for her 2005 studio album Everlasting Love.
In popular culture
- The song was often played by Paul Schaffer and The CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman for the segment "Show & Tell".
- Wilson's version can be heard on TV show Malcolm in the Middle's episode Forbidden Girlfriend.
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 161.
- Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1974
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-19. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 90.
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|Billboard Hot 100 number one single (Al Wilson version)
January 19, 1974 (one week)
"You're Sixteen" by Ringo Starr
"Have You Had Your Love Today" by The O'Jays
|Billboard's Hot Black Singles number-one single (Peabo Bryson version)
July 1, 1989 (one week)
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