Would I Lie to You? (Charles & Eddie song)

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"Would I Lie to You?"
Would I lie to you.jpg
Single by Charles & Eddie
from the album Duophonic
B-side "Remix"
Released August 4, 1992
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single
Genre R&B, soul
Length 4:38 (Album Version)
3:41 (Radio Version)
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Mike Leeson
Peter Vale
Producer(s) Josh Deutsch

"Would I Lie to You?" is an R&B song by American duo Charles & Eddie. Written by Mike Leeson and Peter Vale and produced by Josh Deutsch, "Would I Lie to You?" was the debut single by the pop-soul duo, and it proved to be their biggest hit. A major international success, it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in November 1992,[1] and was also number one in New Zealand, Germany and Austria. It was a top five hit in several other European countries while in Australia and Canada it went to number 3. The single became a Top 20 hit in the US, peaking at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it enjoyed award-winning sales, earning a platinum record in the UK, a gold record in both Germany and Austria and silver record award in France.

The songwriters, Leeson and Vale, received the 1992 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.[2]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Would I Lie to You?" (radio edit) – 3:41
  2. "Would I Lie to You?" (club mix house) – 5:04
CD maxi
  1. "Would I Lie to You?" (radio edit) – 3:41
  2. "Would I Lie to You?" (club mix house) – 5:04
  3. "Would I Lie to You?" (truth and soul mix) – 3:57
  4. "Would I Lie to You?" (funky way mix extended) – 5:01
7" single
  1. "Would I Lie to You?" (radio edit) – 3:41
  2. "Would I Lie to You?" (club mix house) – 5:04

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"End of the Road" by Boyz II Men
UK number one single
November 21, 1992 – November 28, 1992 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston (2 weeks)
New Zealand RIANZ number-one single
December 4, 1992 – December 11, 1992
Preceded by
"More and More" by Captain Hollywood Project
German number one single
January 15, 1993 (1-week)
Succeeded by
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Preceded by
"Die da" by Die Fantastischen Vier
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Austrian number one single
January 17, 1993 (1-week)
February 14, 1993 (1-week)

John Gibbons version[edit]

"Would I Lie to You"
Would I Lie to You - John Gibbons.png
Single by John Gibbons
Released August 12, 2016
Format Digital download
Genre House[29]
Length 3:20
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Mike Leeson
  • Peter Vale
Producer(s)
  • John Gibbons
  • Colin Hanley
John Gibbons singles chronology
"Your Love"
(2015)
"Would I Lie to You"
(2016)
"Your Love"
(2015)
"Would I Lie to You"
(2016)

Irish DJ and producer John Gibbons released a cover of the song titled "Would I Lie to You".[29] Gibbons co-produced the song with Colin Hanley, while Wez Clarke mixed the track with mastering from Nick Bennett.[30] It was released for digital download on August 12, 2016.[31]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[32] 34
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[33] 46
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[34] 53

David Guetta, Cedric Gervais and Chris Willis version[edit]

"Would I Lie to You"
Would I Lie to You - David Guetta, Cedric Gervais, and Chris Willis.png
Single by David Guetta, Cedric Gervais and Chris Willis
Released September 30, 2016
Format Digital download
Genre EDM, Electro house, Progressive house [35]
Length 3:17
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Mike Leeson
  • Peter Vale
Producer(s)
  • David Guetta
  • Cedric Gervais
  • Junkx
David Guetta singles chronology
"All the Way Up (EDM remix)"
(2016)
"Would I Lie to You"
(2016)
"Shed a Light"
(2016)
"All the Way Up (EDM remix)"
(2016)
"Would I Lie to You"
(2016)
"Shed a Light"
(2016)
Cedric Gervais singles chronology
"Skin On Skin"
(2016)
"Would I Lie to You"
(2016)
Chris Willis singles chronology
"Don't Cry (Remember My Name)"
(2015)
"Would I Lie to You"
(2016)

French DJs David Guetta and Cedric Gervais, and American singer Chris Willis released a cover of the song titled "Would I Lie to You".[36] It was released to digital download through Jack Back Records, Parlophone, and Warner Music Group on September 30, 2016.[37]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Argentina (Monitor Latino)[38] 6
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[39] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[40] 34
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[41] 23
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[42] 3
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[43] 28
France (SNEP)[44] 20
Germany (Official German Charts)[45] 2
Germany (Airplay Chart)[46] 1
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[47] 4
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[48] 4
Hungary (Single Top 40)[49] 9
Israel (Media Forest)[50] 4
Italy (FIMI)[51] 71
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[52] 9
Poland (Dance Top 50)[53] 1
Russia Airplay (Tophit)[54] 7
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[55] 20
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[56] 14
Slovenia (SloTop50)[57] 3
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[58] 31
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[59] 80
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[60] 24
US Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[61] 32

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[62] 62

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[63] Gold 75,000*
Germany (BVMI)[64] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[65] Gold 25,000double-dagger
Poland (ZPAV)[66] Platinum 20,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide September 30, 2016 Digital download [67]
Italy Contemporary hit radio Warner [68]

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