Love, Truth and Honesty

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"Love, Truth and Honesty"
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Single by Bananarama
from the album Greatest Hits Collection
B-side "Strike it Rich"
Released September 1988
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Recorded April 1988
Genre Dance-pop
Label London Records
Songwriter(s) Matt Aitken, Sara Dallin, Jacquie O'Sullivan, Mike Stock, Pete Waterman, Keren Woodward
Producer(s) Stock Aitken Waterman
Bananarama singles chronology
"The Bananarama Mega-Mix"
"Love, Truth and Honesty"
"Nathan Jones"
"The Bananarama Mega-Mix"
"Love, Truth and Honesty"
"Nathan Jones"

"Love, Truth and Honesty" is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was the first single released to promote the group's Greatest Hits Collection in 1988. The song was co-written and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio and was the last single Bananarama would write with Stock Aitken Waterman.

It is the only Bananarama track which gives songwriting credit to new member Jacquie O'Sullivan. It was a moderate success in their home country, peaking at number twenty-three in the UK singles chart. It also was a top-forty hit in Australia and New Zealand. "Love, Truth and Honesty" did not fare well in the United States, briefly appearing on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and stalling at number eighty-nine. To date, this is the last Bananarama song to enter the U.S. pop charts.

This was one of the songs which was never performed during the Original Line Up tour. As it was contributed with Jacquie O'Sullivan during her time with the band.

Music video[edit]

The video features the trio performing in front of mirrors and neon lights as a well-groomed man looks on. The three members of the band are shown alternately in elegant evening gowns—something of a departure from their usual look—as well as more casual black outfits. Music video directed by Big TV!


UK CD single
  1. "Love, Truth and Honesty" (Dancehall Version) - (7:20)
  2. "Strike it Rich" (Full-Length Version) - (5:58)
UK CD maxi-single
  1. "Love, Truth and Honesty" (Dancehall Version) - (7:20)
  2. "Strike it Rich" (Full-Length Version) - (5:58)
  3. "I Want You Back" - (3:46)
  4. "Love, Truth and Honesty" (Album Version) - (3:25)
"Love, Truth and Honesty" (The Remixes)
  1. "Love, Truth and Honesty" (Balearacidic Mix) - (8:23)
    Remixed by Phil Harding & Ian Curnow
  2. "Love, Truth and Honesty" (Hot Power 12") - (9:25)
    Remixed by Phil Harding & Ian Curnow
  3. "Strike it Rich" - (3:26)
Promo mixes
  1. "Love, Truth and Honesty" (Hot Power Edit)
  2. "Love, Truth and Honesty" (Balearacidic Mix Edit)
  3. "Love, Truth and Honesty" (Balearacidic Dub)
  4. "Love, Truth and Honesty" (Hot Power Dub)
    Remixed by Phil Harding & Ian Curnow


Chart (1988) Peak
UK Singles Chart 23
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 89
U.S. Hot Dance Club Play 26
Australian Singles Chart[1] 32
New Zealand Singles Chart 20
Swiss Singles Chart 25
Dutch Singles Chart 87
Germany Singles Chart 42


  1. ^ " > Bananarama 'Love, Truth & Honesty'". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-09-19.