Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)

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"Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)"
Showing out.jpg
Single by Mel and Kim
from the album F.L.M.
B-side "System"
Released 4 September 1986[1]
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1986
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:33
Label Blow Up, RCA
Atlantic (U.S.)
Songwriter(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Producer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Mel and Kim singles chronology
"Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)"
(1986)
"Respectable"
(1987)
"Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)"
(1986)
"Respectable"
(1987)
Alternative cover
Showing out2.jpg

"Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)" is the debut single released by sister duo Mel and Kim in 1986.

The single's B-side, "System", was originally intended to be the duo's debut release, but after getting to know the sisters, Pete Waterman felt that the song was too soft for their personalities, and halted the single's pressing.[2] Mike Stock then wrote "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)" for the duo, influenced by the Chicago garage house sound.[3]

The single peaked at #3 in the UK in November 1986,[4] and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry[1] for sales exceeding 250,000 copies.[5] "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)" reached #1 in Germany,[6] the Netherlands,[7] Switzerland,[8] and Belgium.[9]

UK releases[edit]

7" (SUPE 107)
  1. "Showing Out"
  2. "System" (House mix [edit]) 3:47
12" (SUPE T 107 / RCA PT 40990)
  1. "Showing Out" (Extended mix)
  2. "System" (House mix) 9:00
12" remix (SUPE TX 107)
  1. "Showing Out" (The Mortgage mix)
  2. "System" (House mix) 9:00
12" remix (SUPE TZ 107)
  1. "Showing Out" (The Freehold mix)
  2. "System" (House mix) 9:00

Official mixes[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"In the Army Now" by Status Quo
Swiss number-one single
11 January 1987 – 1 February 1987 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"C'est La Vie" by Robbie Nevil
Preceded by
"Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles
German number-one single
16 January 1987 – 30 January 1987 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Reality" by Richard Sanderson
Preceded by
"Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles
Dutch Top 40 number-one single
17 January 1987 – 7 February 1987 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Reet Petite" by Jackie Wilson
Preceded by
"Open Your Heart" by Madonna
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
(with "System")

21 February 1987
Succeeded by
"One Look (One Look Was Enough)" by Paul Parker

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for Mel & Kim (page 2)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  2. ^ "melandkim.com > Discography > System". www.melandkim.com. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  3. ^ "melandkim.com > Interviews > The Pete Waterman OBE Interview". www.melandkim.com. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Official Charts > Mel and Kim". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  5. ^ a b c "Gallup UK Singles W/E Nov 22, 1986". Record Mirror. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  6. ^ a b "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Mel & Kim - Showing Out (single)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  7. ^ a b "dutchcharts.nl > Mel & Kim - Showing Out" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  8. ^ a b "hitparade.ch > Mel & Kim - Showing Out" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  9. ^ a b "Ultratop > Mel & Kim - Showing Out" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  10. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 197. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. the Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  11. ^ "Australian Top 50 Singles Chart Week Ending 19th July, 1987". ARIA. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  12. ^ "austriancharts.at > Mel & Kim - Showing Out" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  13. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  14. ^ "lescharts.com > Mel & Kim - Showing Out (chanson)" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  15. ^ "Hit Parade Italia > Indice per Interprete: M" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  16. ^ "charts.org.nz > Mel & Kim - Showing Out (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  17. ^ a b c Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved 2008-04-10)
  18. ^ "UK-Charts.Top-Source.Info > Top 100 1986". uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  19. ^ Scott, Gavin. "25 Years Ago This Week: December 20, 1987". blogspot.com.au. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  20. ^ "Single top 100 over 1987" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  21. ^ 1987 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 2008-09-13)
  22. ^ Dutch certifications nvpi.nl (Retrieved 2008-12-09)