If There's Any Justice

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"If There's Any Justice"
Lemar - If There's Any Justice CD1.jpg
Single by Lemar
from the album Time to Grow
Released November 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre R&B, soul
Length 3:29 (Radio edit)
3:49 (Album version)
Label Sony Music
Writer(s) Mick Leeson
Peter Vale
Lemar singles chronology
"Another Day"
"If There's Any Justice"
"Time to Grow"
Alternative cover
CD: 2 cover

"If There's Any Justice" is the first single taken from British R&B singer Lemar's second album Time to Grow. Originally offered to Hear'Say, the song was rejected by the group after it was decided that it was "too mature" for them.[1] It would eventually become a top 10 hit for Lemar, peaking at #3 in the UK singles chart, his fourth in a row to reach the top ten. The song, although peaking one place lower than "Dance (With U)", became his biggest hit to date, spending four months within the UK top 75 singles chart.

The lyrics refer to Lemar being in love with a girl who already has a man. He claims that if he had met her first, he would be her man instead. He is making it clear in the song that he feels that there is no justice in the world because of this fact.

Cover versions[edit]

Dutch singer Floortje Smit covered the song - re-entitled "Justice" - for her debut album "Fearless". James Blunt performed an acoustic version of the song on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge (part of Jo Wiley's show), later released on the compilation album "Radio 1's Live Lounge".

Track listings[edit]

  • CD: 1
  1. "If There's Any Justice" (Radio Edit)
  2. "If There's Any Justice" (Ron G Remix) (featuring Cassidy)
  • CD: 2
  1. "If There's Any Justice" (Album Version)
  2. "If There's Any Justice" (5am Remix) (featuring Cassidy)
  3. "All I Ever Do/My Boo (Part II)"
  4. "If There's Any Justice" (CD ROM Video)
  • 12" Vinyl

Side A

  1. "If There's Any Justice" (Kardinal Beats Remix) (featuring Cassidy)
  2. "If There's Any Justice" (Ron G Remix) (featuring Cassidy)

Side B

  1. "If There's Any Justice" (5am Remix) (featuring Cassidy)
  2. "If There's Any Justice" (First Man Remix)
  3. "If There's Any Justice" (Accapella)


Chart (2004–05) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 41
European Hot 100 Singles 38
France (SNEP)[3] 16
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 42
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 19
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 21
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 48
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 3


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