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Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You? (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 22nd, 2011


“Would I Lie to You?” is a song recorded by British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by band members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. Released in the UK and the U.S. from Eurythmics’ fifth album Be Yourself Tonight, the song was the first by the duo to feature their change in musical direction from synthpop to rock and R&B. The song, and its accompanying album, featured a full backing band and relied less on electronic programming.

Lyrically, the song features Lennox confronting a cheating lover as she leaves him for good. As she declares that she is “walking out the door” and he doubts her, Lennox’s response is “would I lie to you honey? / now would I say something that wasn’t true?” The music video was heavily shown on MTV, the clip beginning with an angry confrontation between Lennox and her boyfriend (during which he calls her a “bitch”), just prior to a Eurythmics performance.

After some friendly encouragement backstage from bandmate Stewart, the full band performs the song, only to have Lennox’s boyfriend return to the venue, climb up onto the stage, and get pushed off into the audience by Lennox. Steven Bauer played the part of the boyfriend. The cover photo of the Be Yourself Tonight album is a screenshot from the music video during the argument scene.

“Would I Lie to You?” is one of Eurythmics’ most recognized tunes. The song continued the bands hit singles run. In the UK, the song peaked at number 17, while it went to number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming their third Top 10 hit in the U.S.. Furthermore, it is the duo’s biggest ever hit in Australia, where it topped the singles chart for two weeks. “Would I Lie to You?” is featured in the 2009 film The Informant! starring Matt Damon.

Would I Lie To You? (An Eric ‘ET’ Thorngren Mix)   4:52
Remix – Eric “ET” Thorngren*

Would I Lie To You? (Extended Mix)   4:59
Here Comes That Sinking Feeling 5:40

Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Would I Lie To You? U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1985 Would I Lie To You? U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #2
1985 Would I Lie To You? U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #5


Label: RCA Victor
Catalog#: PW-14079
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Design] – Laurence Stevens
Bass – Nathan East
Drums – Olle Romo
Engineer – Adam Williams
Guitar – David A. Stewart
Mixed By – Adam Williams , David A. Stewart , Don Smith
Organ – Benmont Tench
Other [Special Thanks To] – Shelly Yakus
Photography – Peter Ashworth
Producer – David A. Stewart
Saxophone [Saxes] – Martin Dobson
Trumpet – Dave Plews
Vocals – Annie Lennox
Written-By – Lennox* , Stewart*

From the forthcoming album “Be Yourself Tonight” (AJL1-5429)

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You? (US 12″)”

  1. Marty Says:

    Just thought I’d mention that the version here of “Here Comes That Sinking Feeling” is an alternate to the LP version.


    silverblue Reply:

    Thanks Marty! I was going to say the same thing! 🙂


  2. Alan Says:

    Wow – so great to hear these versions all these years later!


  3. Michael Says:

    The best Eurythmics remix ever!!!! I still remember when i bought it myself 🙂


  4. gimpyforever Says:

    i agree, one of the best eurthmics tracks/albums ever…annie is sooooooooo cooooooool!! the video is classic as well…i think the boyfriend was in “thief of hearts” another 80’s classic with a great soundtrack from that period…paul, do you have anything from that movie by chance? thanks as always!! rick 🙂


  5. Spring Says:

    Amazing! Thank you very much, dear Paul!


  6. ric Says:

    I prefer the Synth-Eurythmics to the Rock one, but I still went out and bought this 12″ when it came out…LOL!
    But I have to agree that the video is very powerful.
    And it’s a surprise to find this to be their biggest Australian single!


  7. silverblue Says:

    One other piece of trivia: The “fan” who pulls Steven Bauer off stage is none other than Radha Raman, whom Annie was in her first marriage with.


  8. Gulliver Says:

    For those of you who are Dave Stewart fans, he will be the guest on Daryl Hall’s web show on the 15th of next month. http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com.
    Dave and Daryl collaborated on Daryl’s Three Hearts In The Happy Ending Machine album in 1986.


    ric Reply:

    That album produced so many awesome singles but all under-performed! GRRRRRR…


  9. MusicMan3 Says:

    Thanks so much! Love this!


  10. feanor Says:

    thanks, love eurythmics, and all my old 12″ singles have been played to death. can’t wait to have a nice, clean copy!


  11. Bookwormwa Says:

    Love this Paul … well I love the Eurythmics and have appreciated all your posts of their music. I remember this track on heavy radio rotation in Australia but strangely recall that for radio impact was not as large as Sweet Dreams or Here Comes That Rain Again – which the local club laid down the Brothers In Rhythm remix of … now if you could dig that up that would really send me back in time!


  12. Christian Says:

    Thank you, Paul! The ET Mix is one of my absolute favorite Eurythmics mixes, and my copy is far from pristine.


  13. Johan Says:

    Thank you!


  14. RobNYC Says:

    David also just co-wrote and produced Stevie Nicks new album. I haven’t heard it yet but I have a feeling it’ll be pretty good.


  15. Chase Leonard Martin Says:

    Thanks so much for this…I remember when it came out and was having problems in a relationship at the time as was so fiting…I love this song!


  16. Ally Says:

    iTunes US has a version of this song titled “Extended Version” which is neither the extended version nor the ET Thorngren mix that appear on this record. The iTunes US version sounds like an alternate Thorngren mix. Does anyone know where this version originally appeared?


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