He's a Liar

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"He's a Liar"
He's A Liar.jpg
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
Songwriter(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson
Bee Gees singles chronology
"Spirits (Having Flown)"
"He's a Liar"
"Living Eyes"
"Spirits (Having Flown)"
"He's a Liar"
"Living Eyes"

"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.


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
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
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 82
US Billboard Hot 100 30
US Cash Box 40
US Record World 43


  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