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|Single by Fleetwood Mac|
|from the album Tango in the Night|
|Released||August 29, 1987|
|Format||7", 12", Cassette Single|
|Writer(s)||Christine McVie, Eddy Quintela|
|Producer||Lindsey Buckingham, Richard Dashut|
|Fleetwood Mac singles chronology|
"Little Lies" is a song by the English/American rock band Fleetwood Mac. It was the third single to be taken from their 1987 album Tango in the Night. As of 2012, it is their final top 10 hit in the U.S.
The song was composed by the band's keyboard player and vocalist, Christine McVie and her then-husband Eddy Quintela. When released, the song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. (#1 for four weeks on the American adult contemporary chart) and #5 on the UK Singles Chart. It continues to be played on radio stations as a classic hit of the late 80's, along with 'Everywhere' released a year later.
The single was also available on the 12-inch format, featuring an extended dance version, a dub version, and the single's B-side, "Ricky", a non-album track penned by Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham. A limited 12-inch picture disc was also released in the UK, and it was also the first Fleetwood Mac single to be issued on the cassette-single format.
12" US single (Warner Brothers Records 0-20761)
- "Little Lies" (Extended Version) 6:07
- "Little Lies" (Dub) 4:04
- "Ricky" 4:21
- 7" Single/Album Version (3:38)
- Extended 12" Version (6:07) - remixed by John "Jellybean" Benitez
- Dub Version (4:04) - remixed by John "Jellybean" Benitez
- Live Version from "Skies the Limit" (1990) CD-single (taken from the Tango In The Night live concert video filmed in 1987)
- Irish band The Jane Bradfords recorded a stripped back version for a BBC live session.
- Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Ternheim recorded a cover of the song for her 2005 EP Shoreline.
- American singer-songwriter Ari Hest recorded a cover of the song for his 2006 EP The Green Room Sessions.
- Swiss television hostess and model Michelle Hunziker on her 2006 LP Lole.
- Seventh season American Idol winner David Cook has covered the song live on his 2009 Declaration Tour. He also performed this song on Good Morning America with Kris Allen and Adam Lambert from season 8.
- Third season Norwegian Idol runner-up Tone Damli Aaberge recorded a cover version for her 2009 album I Know.
- Mindy Smith covered the song as a bonus track on the iTunes version of her 2009 album Stupid Love.
- Cheryl Cole sampled the song on her debut album 3 Words on the song "Boy Like You".
- New York's electronic music duo Shy Child sampled the song's intro on their song "Liquid Love".
- Girl Talk sampled this track in the song "Overtime" from Night Ripper
- British EDM artist Jimmy Rotten sampled the song's intro on the track "Rotter".
- The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition, 1996
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