You Lie (Reba McEntire song)

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"You Lie"
Single by Reba McEntire
from the album Rumor Has It
B-side "That's All She Wrote"
Released August 25, 1990
Recorded 1989
Genre Country
Length 3:55
Label MCA
Writer(s) Bobby Fischer
Austin Roberts
Charlie Black
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire singles chronology
"Walk On"
"You Lie"
"Rumor Has It"

"You Lie" is a song written by Bobby Fischer, Charlie Black and Austin Roberts, and recorded by American country music artist Reba McEntire. It was released in August 1990 as the first single from the album Rumor Has It. "You Lie" was Reba McEntire's fourteenth number one country hit. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 20 weeks on the country chart.[1]

The narrator knows her husband no longer loves her, and is agonizing over whether to play along to keep him close (knowing he is only staying out of obligation), or to do the right thing and let him go. At the end of the video, the narrator (played by Reba) symbolically releases a wild horse.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 15
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 57


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 226. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1366." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 3, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Reba McEntire – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Reba McEntire.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"Friends in Low Places"
by Garth Brooks
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

November 3, 1990
Succeeded by
by Joe Diffie
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

November 3-November 10, 1990
Succeeded by
"Too Cold at Home"
by Mark Chesnutt