White Lies (Paul van Dyk song)

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"White Lies"
Single by Paul van Dyk featuring Jessica Sutta
from the album In Between
Released 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007 - Onyx Soundlab Recording Studio
Genre House, Techno
Label MFS, Vandit
Writer(s) Paul van Dyk
Producer(s) Paul van Dyk
Paul van Dyk singles chronology
"The Other Side"
(2005)
"White Lies"
(2007)
"Let Go"
(2007)
Jessica Sutta singles chronology
"Make It Last"
(2007)
"White Lies"
(2007)
"I Wanna Be Bad"
(2010)

"White Lies", released in July 2007, is the first single from Paul van Dyk's album In Between. It features vocals from Jessica Sutta, former member of the Pussycat Dolls.

Background[edit]

"I had a lot of fun working with Jessica. Her lascivious voice and sexy attitude reflects the theme of the single perfectly." said Paul van Dyk via press release.

Jessica also spoke about working with Paul Van Dyk:

Reception and remixes[edit]

The single received positive reviews. "Paul Van Dyk makes a grand return to the club scene with his new single "White Lies and Jessica Sutta also proves that Nicole Scherzinger isn't the only Pussycat Doll who can sing lead. The combination of these two results in a great song with some great remixes. While only one mix is what you'd expect from Paul Van Dyk, all of the mixes are excellent and worth checking out."

Paul Van Dyk and Alex M.O.R.P.H do the Berlin Mix - It showcases all of the elements that make up a great trance mix. Synthesizers and pumped-up drums and beats zoom around frantically with the only vocals being that of Jessica singing the title of the song. It's a perfect choice for those late night punters who don't need a lot of singing with their music.
If you want to actually hear the vocals, go directly to the L.A. Mix. This mix uses all of the vocals and is actually not as euphoric-sounding as the first mix. The beats are rougher and the trance element is essentially missing. It almost sounds like a Dave Aude remix. Perhaps his influence rubbed off on Van Dyk for this particular version. The added elements of flamenco guitar and punched up drums make this mix a stellar one. This sound is a refreshing change to what we are used to from him.
The Dave Spoon Mix continues in the same direction as the previous mix. The keyboards are the main attraction here, though during most of the mix they overpower Jessica's vocals.
Finally, the Aural Float Remix is a dreamy electronic mix, not at all good for dancing to but perfect for a chilled out evening at home. The song moves along lazily and feels very atmospheric, never attempting to do anything related to a dance floor.[1]

Music video[edit]

Jessica Sutta wearing a burlesque black outfit in the video for "White Lies".

The video shows Sutta performing suggestive dances in burlesque outfits in two different locations: on a bed in a white outfit, being watched by people through the windows; and on stage dancing around a chair, in a black outfit while Van Dyk plays the DJ. The video closely resembles Madonna's video for "Open Your Heart" as well as Bob Fosse's choreography for his "Mein Herr" routine from Cabaret. The video was directed by Steven Antin and produced by Looking Glass Films in Hollywood, California.

Versions[edit]

Version 1[edit]

Australian CD Single[2]
  • 1. "White Lies" - Radio
  • 2. "White Lies" - PvD Berlin Remix
  • 3. "White Lies" - PvD LA Remix
  • 4. "White Lies" - Dave Spoon Remix
  • 5. "White Lies" - Aural Float Remix Long

Version 2[edit]

  • 1. "White Lies" - Radio Edit
  • 2. "White Lies" - L.A. Mix
  • 3. "White Lies" - Berlin Vocal Mix
  • 4. "White Lies" - Berlin Mix
  • 5. "White Lies" - Dave Spoon Remix
  • 6. "White Lies" - Aural Float Remix Long
  • 7. "White Lies" - Music Video

Charts[edit]

The track has been a success on the American dance charts, peaking at #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in August 2007, becoming Paul Van Dyk's highest charting single. On Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, it debuted in the top 40 in late August 2007, since then it has also hit the #3 spot. It has reached #80 on the UK Singles Chart in August 2007. On Billboard's Hot Dance Singles Sales chart it has been #1 for four weeks. It has also reaching #38 in Germany's pop charts, #4 in Turkey's top 100, #14 in Finland and #8 in Canada's top 40 charts. The album has reached #115 on The Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top Electronic Albums and Top Heatseekers charts.[3]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Physical Singles chart[4] 62
Ö3 Austria Top 40 73
Canada Singles Chart 8
Finnish Singles Chart 14
German Singles Chart 38
Turkish Singles Chart 4
UK Singles Chart 80
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 3
US Billboard Hot Dance Airplay 3
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Van Dyk featuring Jessica Sutta - White Lies". Dancemusic.about.com. 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. ^ [1] ARIA Report 915. New Release Singles section page 29. Retrieved 2012-12-10
  3. ^ Billboard Charts
  4. ^ [2] ARIA Report 916. Retrieved 2012-12-10