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|
|Recorded||February — June 1981|
4:36 (extended intro)
|Songwriter(s)||Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb|
|Producer(s)||Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson|
|Bee Gees singles chronology|
"He's a Liar" was the first single from The Bee Gees album Living Eyes released on 19 September 1981. 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.
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.
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.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||38|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50)||10|
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||68|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||12|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||82|
|US Billboard Hot 100||30|
|US Cash Box||40|
|US Record World||43|