White Lies (Paul van Dyk song)
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|Single by Paul van Dyk featuring Jessica Sutta|
|from the album In Between|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Recorded||2007 - Onyx Soundlab Recording Studio|
|Writer(s)||Paul van Dyk, Jennifer Merle Karr, Alexander Perls Rousmaniere|
|Producer(s)||Paul van Dyk|
|Paul van Dyk singles chronology|
Jessica also spoke about working with Paul Van Dyk:
|“||"It's crazy how the universe works. We were in Germany on tour and we were just talking about dance music and it came up that Paul was doing this album. Before I knew it,I was guest starring on his album. We only had two hours to record the song and he was very professional. He is so sincere and is one of the nicest people I've ever met. You don't expect someone that's so well known to be so humble."||”|
Reception and remixes
The single received positive reviews. "Paul Van Dyk makes a grand return to the club scene with his new single "White Lies and Jessica Sutta also proves that Nicole Scherzinger isn't the only Pussycat Doll who can sing lead. The combination of these two results in a great song with some great remixes. While only one mix is what you'd expect from Paul Van Dyk, all of the mixes are excellent and worth checking out."
Paul Van Dyk and Alex M.O.R.P.H do the Berlin Mix - It showcases all of the elements that make up a great trance mix. Synthesizers and pumped-up drums and beats zoom around frantically with the only vocals being that of Jessica singing the title of the song. It's a perfect choice for those late night punters who don't need a lot of singing with their music.
If you want to actually hear the vocals, go directly to the L.A. Mix. This mix uses all of the vocals and is actually not as euphoric-sounding as the first mix. The beats are rougher and the trance element is essentially missing. It almost sounds like a Dave Aude remix. Perhaps his influence rubbed off on Van Dyk for this particular version. The added elements of flamenco guitar and punched up drums make this mix a stellar one. This sound is a refreshing change to what we are used to from him.
The Dave Spoon Mix continues in the same direction as the previous mix. The keyboards are the main attraction here, though during most of the mix they overpower Jessica's vocals.
Finally, the Aural Float Remix is a dreamy electronic mix, not at all good for dancing to but perfect for a chilled out evening at home. The song moves along lazily and feels very atmospheric, never attempting to do anything related to a dance floor.
The video shows Sutta performing suggestive dances in burlesque outfits in two different locations: on a bed in a white outfit, being watched by people through the windows; and on stage dancing around a chair, in a black outfit while Van Dyk plays the DJ. The video closely resembles Madonna's video for "Open Your Heart" as well as Bob Fosse's choreography for his "Mein Herr" routine from Cabaret. The video was directed by Steven Antin and produced by Looking Glass Films in Hollywood, California.
- Australian CD Single
- 1. "White Lies" - Radio
- 2. "White Lies" - PvD Berlin Remix
- 3. "White Lies" - PvD LA Remix
- 4. "White Lies" - Dave Spoon Remix
- 5. "White Lies" - Aural Float Remix Long
- 1. "White Lies" - Radio Edit
- 2. "White Lies" - L.A. Mix
- 3. "White Lies" - Berlin Vocal Mix
- 4. "White Lies" - Berlin Mix
- 5. "White Lies" - Dave Spoon Remix
- 6. "White Lies" - Aural Float Remix Long
- 7. "White Lies" - Music Video
The track has been a success on the American dance charts, peaking at #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in August 2007, becoming Paul Van Dyk's highest charting single. On Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, it debuted in the top 40 in late August 2007, since then it has also hit the #3 spot. It has reached #80 on the UK Singles Chart in August 2007. On Billboard's Hot Dance Singles Sales chart it has been #1 for four weeks. It has also reaching #38 in Germany's pop charts, #4 in Turkey's top 100, #14 in Finland and #8 in Canada's top 40 charts. The album has reached #115 on The Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top Electronic Albums and Top Heatseekers charts.
|Australian ARIA Physical Singles chart||62|
|Ö3 Austria Top 40||73|
|Canada Singles Chart||8|
|Finnish Singles Chart||14|
|German Singles Chart||38|
|Turkish Singles Chart||4|
|UK Singles Chart||80|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||3|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Airplay||3|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Singles||1|
- "Paul Van Dyk featuring Jessica Sutta - White Lies". Dancemusic.about.com. 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
-  ARIA Report 915. New Release Singles section page 29. Retrieved 2012-12-10
- Billboard Charts
-  ARIA Report 916. Retrieved 2012-12-10