He's a Liar

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"He's a Liar"
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Living Eyes
B-side "He's a Liar (Instrumental)"
Released 19 September 1981
Format 7"
Recorded February — June 1981
Length 4:00
4:36 (extended intro)
Label RSO
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Spirits (Having Flown)"
(1979)
"He's a Liar"
(1981)
"Living Eyes"
(1981)

"He's a Liar" was the first single from The Bee Gees album Living Eyes released on 19 September 1981.[1] It had been approximately two years since the last Bee Gees single had been released. The song was written by brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

Information[edit]

Unlike the last three Bee Gees albums – which included primarily their established, longstanding studio & touring band – "He's a Liar" features an array of studio musicians: Don Felder of Eagles on lead guitars; Harold Cowart on bass; Steve Gadd on drums; and Richard Tee on piano. A version with a slightly longer intro was released as a 12-inch single in Germany and later on the Japan only compilation Rare Collection. It was recorded between the months of February and June 1981.[2]

Even though this song sounded nothing like the Bee Gees' disco-era singles, the backlash had pigeonholed the Bee Gees as a disco act and radio stations were reluctant to play any new Bee Gees music. After six consecutive number-one singles in the US, "He's a Liar" peaked at #30, which was a far cry from the dizzying heights of their success in the late '70s.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 38
Austria 30
Belgium (Ultratop 50) 10
Canada (RPM) 33
France (SNEP) 19
Germany (Media Control Charts) 68
Greece 1
Italy (FIMI) 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 12
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 82
US Billboard Hot 100 30
US Cash Box 40
US Record World 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard: Bee Gees - 'He's a Liar'". Billboard. September 19, 1981. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1981". Retrieved 8 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics