Girl You Know It's True

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For the song of the same title, see Girl You Know It's True (song).
Girl You Know It's True
Studio album by Milli Vanilli
Released March 7, 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Dance-pop, hip hop, new jack swing
Length 41:01
Label Arista
ARCD-8592
Producer Frank Farian
Milli Vanilli chronology
All or Nothing
(1988)
Girl You Know It's True
(1989)
All or Nothing: The U.S.-Remix Album
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Girl You Know It's True is a 1989 album that was the U.S. debut of pop group Milli Vanilli.

In 1989, several songs from Milli Vanilli's Europe-only release All or Nothing were repackaged and retitled Girl You Know It's True. Following the scandal that revealed that Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan did not sing on their album exposed by Los Angeles Times journalist Chuck Philips,[4] Arista Records dropped the act from its roster and deleted their album and its masters from their catalog, making it one of the largest-selling albums to ever be taken out of print. Following the series of stories by journalist Chuck Philips, the Academy revoked their Grammy.[5] This was the first time a Grammy was ever rescinded.

Errors[edit]

The track order on the U.S. release is out of sequence with the listing printed on its cover art, and several tracks are listed with the wrong time. A few of the writers' credits are inconsistent with what is listed in external sources. The decision to replace some of the tracks for the U.S. release was made by Arista Records president Clive Davis.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Girl You Know It's True" (Ky Adeyemo, Rodney Halloway, Kevin Liles, Bill Pettaway Jr., Sean Spencer) – 4:13
  2. "Baby Don't Forget My Number" (Farian, B. Nail aka Brad Howell) – 3:59
  3. "More Than You'll Ever Know" (Ernesto Phillips) – 4:32
  4. "Blame It on the Rain" (Diane Warren) – 4:19
  5. "Take It as It Comes" (Climie, Fisher, Dennis Morgan) – 3:41
  6. "It's Your Thing" (O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley) – 3:51
  7. "Dreams to Remember" (Farian, Mary Applegate, Dietmar Kawohl) – 3:54
  8. "All or Nothing" (Farian, Nail, P.G. Wilder) – 3:17
  9. "I'm Gonna Miss You" (Farian, Kawohl, Peter Bischoff Fallenstein) (aka "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You") – 3:57
  10. "Girl You Know It's True" (N.Y. Subway Extended Mix) – 6:27

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 1
1990

Personnel[edit]

  • Rob Pilatus, Fab Morvan (aka "The Brothers of Soul"): Visual performance
  • Jodie and Linda Rocco, Joan Faulkner, Felicia Taylor, The Jackson Singers, John Davis, Charles Shaw, Herbert Gebhard, Bimey Oberreit, Peter Rishavy, Brad Howell: Vocals
  • P.G. Wilder, Pit Loew, Volker Barber: Keyboards
  • Frank Farian: Roland Jupiter 8 and synthesizer programming
  • Peter Weihe, Jens Gad, Bruce Ingram: Guitars
  • Mel Collins: Saxophone
  • Curt Cress: Drums, Percussion
  • Dino Solera, Felice Civitareale, Franz Weyerer: Horns; arranged by Dino Solera

Production[edit]

  • All music arranged by P.G. Wilder and Pit Loew
  • Produced by Frank Farian for Far Music Productions
  • Recorded and mixed by Tobias Freund, Bernd Berwanger, Norbert Janicke and Jens Seekamp at Far Studios

References[edit]

Preceded by
Hangin' Tough by New Kids on the Block
Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson
Storm Front by Billy Joel
...But Seriously by Phil Collins
Billboard 200 number-one album
September 23 – October 6, 1989
November 25 – December 15, 1989
December 23–29, 1989
January 13–19, 1990
Succeeded by
Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul
Storm Front by Billy Joel
...But Seriously by Phil Collins
...But Seriously by Phil Collins

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