Lie to Me (Gary Barlow song)

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"Lie to Me"
Single by Gary Barlow
from the album Twelve Months, Eleven Days
B-side "I Hate It This Way"
"Put Your Trust in Me"
Released 6 December 1999 (Withdrawn)
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded October–November 1998
Genre Pop
Length 3:42 (Radio Edit)
5:32 (Album Version)
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Gary Barlow
Producer(s) Gary Barlow
Gary Barlow singles chronology
"For All That You Want"
"Lie to Me"

"Lie to Me" was due to be the third and final single released from British singer-songwriter Gary Barlow's second studio album, Twelve Months, Eleven Days. It was due to be released on 6 December 1999, but the release was cancelled by Barlow's record company, Sony BMG.


"Lie to Me" was widely considered to be one of the best songs that Barlow had written and performed.[1] Many fans and critics alike described the song as the type of single that would return Barlow to the top of the charts.[2] Performed as the pen-ultimate song on his 'For the Fans' tour, Barlow described the song as 'lavish, slow and powerful'[3] and in 2012, claimed it was the best song from the album, Twelve Months, Eleven Days.[4] Barlow later revived the song, performing it during his Gary Barlow: In Concert tour.[5] The single was first announced in July 1999, during an interview with The Daily Mail newspaper.[6] However, at that time, Barlow was on the receiving end of non-supportive press and backlash from the media, due to a slating from Robbie Williams, who claimed his songs were much better than Barlow's.[7] In October 1999, it was announced that Sony BMG decided against releasing the single officially, and that Barlow was due to be dropped from the record company in Early 2000. The track listing for the official release of the single appears in an unauthorised biography of Take That, entitled Now and Then, however, no copies of the single were actually produced.[8]


  • UK CD single #1 (Withdrawn)
  1. "Lie to Me" (Radio Edit) - 3:42
  2. "I Hate It This Way" - 3:11
  3. "Put Your Trust in Me" - 4:18
  4. "Lie to Me" (Video) - 3:43
  • UK CD single #2 (Withdrawn)
  1. "Lie to Me" (Album Version) - 5:32
  2. "Nothing Without You" (Demo) - 3:18
  3. "Never Forget" (Live from Wembley Arena) - 6:08
  • UK Cassette (Withdrawn)
  1. "Lie to Me" (Radio Edit) - 3:42
  2. "I Hate It This Way" - 3:11


  1. ^ Moonfruit pages, 2 December 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010
  2. ^ Monstercritics, 2010-14-02. Retrieved 13 February 2010
  3. ^ Live from 'Stronger' tour, Earls Court on YouTube, 2 December 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010
  4. ^ GBarlowOfficial Twitter account Retrieved 17 June 2012
  5. ^ 3.54 on YouTube
  6. ^ Gary Barlow - My Take, Harper Collins Publishing, 2006.
  7. ^ Gary Barlow - My Take, Harper Collins Publishing, 2006.
  8. ^ Take That - Now And Then, Martin Roach, Harper Collins Publishing, 2008.

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