Liar Liar (Cris Cab song)

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"Liar Liar"
Liar-Liar-by-Cris-Cab.jpg
Single by Cris Cab
from the album Where I Belong
Released 30 September 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Pop rock, funk, reggae
Length 3:33
Label Island Def Jam
Writer(s) Dallas Austin, Pharrell Williams, Cristian Cabrerizo
Producer(s) Dallas Austin, Pharrell Williams
Cris Cab singles chronology
"Good Girls (Don't Grow on Trees)"
(2012)
"Liar Liar"
(2013)
"Loves Me Not"
(2014)
Music video
"Liar Liar" on YouTube

"Liar Liar" is the first internationally charting single of American singer-songwriter Cris Cab released on Island Def Jam Records. The song was written by Dallas Austin, Pharrell Williams and Cristian Cabrerizo and produced by Austin and Williams. Though Pharrell is featured in the song and the accompanying music video he is not officially credited on the cover of the single as a featured artist.

Music video[edit]

A music video was released for the single was filmed by Aggressive, directed by Alex Topaller and Dan Shapiro and produced by Shapiro and Kelvin Carver. The video, shot in black and white shows, Cris Cab strumming his guitar, or singing or in a relationship with some mysterious women. The video is an array of such women, an "arresting symmetry""[1] in light and in shadow about some dangerous relationships with these attractive women showing off with their parallel mirrored images. Pharrell Williams makes cameo appearance in the video. Visuals and bits of intimate narrative are revealed and obscured by these reflections, teasing the viewer that there is tantalizing truth to be revealed. The video ends with one of the women "capturing" Cab and tying him to a chair.

Chart performance[edit]

The single first charted on Dutch Top 40 in 2013 reaching number 9. Since its initial charting, it has become an international hit for him, peaking at number 14 on Dutch Single Top 100, number 25 in Germany and becoming a charting hit in France[2] and in Belgium in both Flanders and French language markets.

Controversy[edit]

The melody could be considered reminiscent of The Lightning Seed's version of You Showed Me (originally released by The Turtles) but as yet this remains unverified.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 32
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 22
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 60
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[7] 24
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 40
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 17
France (SNEP)[10] 5
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 9
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[12] 2
Hungary (Single Top 40)[13] 10
Israel (Media Forest)[14] 1
Italy (FIMI)[15] 6
Lebanon (The Official Lebanese Top 20)[16] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[17] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[18] 14
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[19] 2
Poland (Video Chart)[20] 3
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[21] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[23] 67
Israel (Media Forest)[24] 13
Italy (FIMI)[25] 52
Poland (ZPAV)[26] 21

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI)[27] Platinum 50,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aggressive TV: Cris Cab ft. Pharrell "Liar Liar"
  2. ^ Charts in France: Pharrell Williams rejoint son nouveau protégé Cris Cab sur le titre "Liar Liar" (French)
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Cris Cab – Liar Liar" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Cris Cab – Liar Liar" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cris Cab – Liar Liar" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Cris Cab – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Cris Cab.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201418 into search.
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Cris Cab – Liar Liar". Tracklisten.
  9. ^ "Cris Cab: Liar Liar" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Cris Cab – Liar Liar" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Musicline.de – Cris Cab Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  13. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  14. ^ "Cris Cab – Liar liar Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  15. ^ "Top Digital Download - Classifica settimanale WK 15 (dal 07-04-2014 al 13-04-2014)" (in Italian). FIMI. 17 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Cris Cab search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Cris Cab – Liar Liar" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  19. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  20. ^ "Top 5 Airplay TV". Polish Video Chart. ZPAV. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  21. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201413 into search.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Cris Cab – Liar Liar". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  23. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  24. ^ http://www.mako.co.il/music-news/radio_airplay_chart/Article-ef0dc15a9b4aa41006.htm
  25. ^ "FIMI - Classifiche Annuali 2014 "TOP OF THE MUSIC" FIMI-GfK: un anno di musica italiana" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Utwory, których słuchaliśmy w radiu – Airplay 2014" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Italian single certifications – Cris Cab – Liar Liar" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. August 3, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2014.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Cris Cab in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically

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