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"
Show And Tell - Al Wilson.jpg
Single by Al Wilson
from the album Show and Tell
B-side "Listen to Me"
Released October 1973
Format 45 RPM
Recorded 1973
Genre Soul, pop
Length 3:28
Label Rocky Road
Writer(s) Jerry Fuller
Al Wilson singles chronology
"Show And Tell"
"Touch And Go"

"Show and Tell" is a popular song written by Jerry Fuller and first recorded by Johnny Mathis in 1972. This original version made it to #36 on the Easy Listening chart. [1]

Al Wilson version[edit]

  • 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.[2] Wilson's version also made No. 10 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles charts[edit]

Chart (1973-74)

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 [3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Position
Canada [4] 58
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. Cash Box [5] 1

Other cover versions[edit]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 161. 
  2. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1974
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-08. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-19. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 90. 
Preceded by
"The Joker" by Steve Miller Band
Billboard Hot 100 number one single (Al Wilson version)
January 19, 1974 (one week)
Succeeded by
"You're Sixteen" by Ringo Starr
Preceded by
"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)
Succeeded by
"Keep On Movin'" by Soul II Soul