Monday, June 19, 2017

Songoftheday 6/19/17 - It's the same game played in so many ways, everyone is the victim too...

"Lies" - En Vogue
from the album Born To Sing (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #38 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 1

Today's song of the day comes from the soul vocal group En Vogue, whose first single "Hold On" proved to be one of the biggest R&B hits of the year and landed at #2 on the pop chart as well. Their follow-up would be another mid-tempo jam with lyrics that went into an opposite direction. "Lies", written by the quartet with producers Thomas McElroy and Denzil Foster, confronts a cheating lover with a bit of sass. A rap bridge was given by Debbie T (who I never heard from again)...


"Lies" became En Vogue's second top-40 pop hit, slipping in for a week in October of 1990. The song did much better on urban radio, giving the group their second straight #1 single. On Billboard's Dance Club Play chart, the remixed version of the track made it to #18. Internationally, the record just missed the top 40 in the Netherlands (#42) and the UK (#44), and peaked at #72 in Canada.

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Here's En Vogue performing "Lies" live at the Apollo to promote the album...


...and lastly on the Arsenio Hall show...

Up tomorrow: Power-ful dance act makes a mistake.

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