Lies (g.o.d song)

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Song by g.o.d
from the album Chapter 3
ReleasedNovember 3, 2000
LabelSidus, Synnara Records
Composer(s)Park Jin-young
Lyricist(s)Park Jin-young
Music video

"Lies" (Hangul거짓말; RRGeojitmal) is a song performed by South Korean boy band g.o.d. It was the title track from their third album Chapter 3, which was released in 2000. At the time of its release, the song became one of the group's most popular songs, dominating the rankings in music programs, and is still considered one of their representative songs and a classic K-pop song of the early 2000's.[1] In a 2006 poll conducted by Gallup Korea, 1,500 Koreans aged 13 and above listed their five favorite songs and "Lies" was ranked 22nd out of the top 100 songs named.[2] In a 2016 survey conducted by The Dong-a Ilbo in which thirty music industry experts and nearly 2000 citizens participated, "Lies" was voted third in the category of the greatest K-pop songs of the past twenty years.[3]


The lyrics and music were composed by Park Jin-young.[4] Jun Ji-hyun, who was a fellow SidusHQ artist at that time, features briefly following Park Joon-hyung's rap and was revealed to have provided the voice for the now iconic line "I hate you!" (싫어, 싫어!).[5][6] At that time, the group was not managed by his company JYP Entertainment but he worked closely with them as a producer and songwriter. The music video featured then-unknown Korean American actor Sung Kang, who went on to gain fame portraying Han Lue in the successful film franchise The Fast and the Furious.[7]

The song is particularly notable for its unique "fan chants" (Hangul응원법).[8] During live performances of the song by g.o.d, the audience chants each member's nicknames after the member has sung his line.[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

"Lies" won "Triple Crowns" (ranked #1 for three consecutive weeks) on music programs broadcast by the three major broadcasting stations: SBS's Inkigayo, KBS's Music Bank and MBC's Music Camp (the former incarnation of Show! Music Core).[10][11] With "Lies" winning a third consecutive #1 win on Inkigayo, the group won their third "Triple Crown" within the calendar year (2000).

Year Award Category Result
2000 KBS Music Awards Daesang[12] Won
MBC Music Awards Daesang Won
Golden Disc Awards Bonsang Award Won
2001 MTV Video Music Awards International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Korea Won
Mnet Music Video Festival Most Popular Music Video Won
Best Male Group Nominated

Notable cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered and performed numerous times in special segments featuring "legendary" hit songs due its status as one of g.o.d's most famous and popular songs. In 2011, Kim Tae-woo, Son Ho-young and Danny Ahn performed the song during the "Legends" segment of the Music Bank special celebrating 600 episodes.[13][10] Groups who have recently covered the song since g.o.d's reunion include B1A4 (MBC's Gayo Daejejeon)[14] and BtoB (SBS's Inkigayo).[15] The chorus was sampled as part a mash-up performed by JYP Entertainment artists JB (GOT7), Woojin and Bang Chan (Stray Kids) and Nayeon and Jihyo (TWICE) for the "JYP Of All Time" special segment, which paid tribute to Park Jin-young's biggest hit songs over the past two decades, during the 2018 KBS Song Festival.[16]


  1. ^ "A K-Pop Primer for Olympic Listening". The New York Times. February 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "2006 한국인이 좋아하는 가요 100곡" (in Korean). Gallup. December 1, 2006.
  3. ^ ""반짝반짝 눈이 부셔"… 빅뱅-소녀시대 역대 최고 아이돌". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). September 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "3집 Chapter 3". Naver Music. Naver. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  5. ^ "전지현 14년 전, 스무살 '지오디 육아일기' 시절 모습 ... 변함없는 여신 미모". The Korea Herald (in Korean). March 16, 2014.
  6. ^ "같은 제목 다른노래 '노래로 알아보는 나의 정신연령'" (in Korean). Mnet. September 5, 2011.
  7. ^ "8 Korean American Actors Who Should Be in K-Dramas". Soompi. June 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "비스트 손동운, "god 응원법, 앨범도 다있어"…팬심 인정!" (in Korean). Herald Corporation. July 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "god 콘서트, 그렇게 추억은 하나를 만든다..팬god와 신화창조의 이야기". 10Asia (Korea Economic Daily) (in Korean). October 26, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Stars perform past hits on Music Bank's 600th special, "Legends of Music Bank"". April 22, 2011.
  11. ^ "[대중음악]KBS 'HOT' MBC 'god' SBS '핑클' … 혼전중". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). January 27, 2000.
  12. ^ ""조용필에서 이효리까지" KBS 가요대상" (in Korean). KBS. February 24, 2009.
  13. ^ "KBS Music Bank 04.22.11". Soompi. April 22, 2011.
  14. ^ "Performances from the MBC Gayo Daejejun". Soompi. December 31, 2015.
  15. ^ "[영상] '인기가요' 비투비-김태우 '거짓말'…16년 뛰어넘은 환상 콜라보" (in Korean). SBS. April 17, 2016.
  16. ^ "JYP Special - TWICE, GOT7, DAY6, Stray Kids [2018 KBS Song Festival / 2018.12.28]". YouTube (KBS World TV Official Channel). December 28, 2018.
  17. ^ "Top 6 Moments of Sing Again, Hera Gu: Episode 10: To You Who Wish Me Despair". Mnet. March 15, 2016.
  18. ^ "헨리 (Henry of Super Junior) - 길#거짓말 (Road#Lie) MV". YouTube (CJ E&M official channel). Mar 13, 2015.
  19. ^ "[영상] 'K팝' 모두의 눈물을 흘리게 한 이수정의 '거짓말'". SBS. February 8, 2016.

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