Heart Don't Lie (song)

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"Heart Don't Lie"
Heart Don't Lie 12" Single - Front.jpg
Single by La Toya Jackson
from the album Heart Don't Lie
Released January 13, 1984 (1984-01-13)
Format
Recorded 1983
Genre
Length 3:23 (Single version)
Label
Writer(s)
  • Amir Bayyan
  • Donna Johnson
  • La Toya Jackson
Producer(s) Amir Bayyan
La Toya Jackson singles chronology
"Bet'cha Gonna Need My Lovin'"
(1983)
"Heart Don't Lie"
(1984)
"Hot Potato"
(1984)

"Heart Don't Lie" is a song by American singer La Toya Jackson. The song is the second single from her successful album Heart Don't Lie. It is a duet with singer Howard Hewett, although he receives no credit for his vocals in the liner notes and does not appear in the music video. Musical Youth and Janet Jackson also provide vocals for the track. The single peaked at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Release[edit]

A 7" single was released with the track "Without You" for a B-side; the 12" maxi single included a Club Version and Dub Mix.

Music video[edit]

"Heart Don't Lie" was La Toya Jackson's first single to have an accompanying music video. It was directed by Ed Pacio in February 1984 in Los Angeles, California. The music video features Jackson in a very colorful and cartoon-like high school setting based on the 1978 film Grease.[1] The clip utilizes Carnival masks designed by Joseph McLaughlin.[2] It also features The Mums, a trio of jugglers and magicians that included Albie Selznick. "Heart Don't Lie" was one of the subjects of VH1's "Pop-Up Video" in 1997.[3]

Performances[edit]

Jackson performed "Heart Don't Lie" on the 30 June 1984 episode of American Bandstand.[4] The number was also performed on the August 25, 1984 episode of Solid Gold along with Hewett.[5] The track appeared in Jackson's advert for Nikon cameras.[6]

Versions[edit]

  • Album version – 4:37
  • Single version – 3:36
  • Special 12" Club Version – 5:58
  • Dub Version – 4:37

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 56

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ VH1. "Heart Don't Lie". Pop-Up Video. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Master mask maker turns Mardi Gras fantasy into reality". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. February 13, 1985. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Vognar, Chris (August 9, 1997). "Factoids of life bubble up in music videos". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Episode #27.37 (#27.37) "Bandstand" Episode #27.37 (original title)". Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Solid Gold". Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "La Toya Jackson's 1984 Japanese NIKON Advertisement". Retrieved 6 January 2012.