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Encyclopedia > True (Spandau Ballet song)
"True"
Single by Spandau Ballet
from the album True
Released 1983
Format CD Single
Recorded Unknown
Genre New Wave
Length 6:29
Label Chrysalis Records
Writer(s) Gary Kemp
Producer(s) Jolley & Swain
Peak chart positions
Spandau Ballet singles chronology
"Gold"
(1983)
"True"
(1983)
"Communication"
(1983)

"True" by the band Spandau Ballet is the title cut from their most popular album from 1983. Composed by group leader Gary Kemp, it is a six-minute (in its original album version) slow ballad-like love song that in part pays tribute to the late Motown artist Marvin Gaye and the sound he helped to establish. The song was recorded before Gaye's murder a year later. This was a huge worldwide hit peaking #1 in 21 countries. It was their only hit in the US, forever branding them as one hit wonders there. The band performed the then two-year old song during Live Aid. A new mix by Tony Swain and Gary Kemp was released in 2002 on the compilation album Reformation. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Spandau Ballet was a popular English band in the 1980s. ... True was the third studio album by British New Romantic band Spandau Ballet, released in 1983. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bold text New Wave in the late 1970s and early 1980s was inspired by the punk rock. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chrysalis logo (1987-2005) Chrysalis Records is a record label that was created in 1969. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Gary Kemp Gary Kemp (born 16 October 1959, in Islington, London) is an English pop artist who was the leader and chief songwriter for the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Steve Jolley (1950) and Tony Swain (January 20, 1952) were a successful pop musician, songwriting and record production duo in the United Kingdom in the early to mid-1980s, producing some of the top artists and songs of the era. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... Spandau Ballet was a popular English band in the 1980s. ... Spandau Ballet was a popular English band in the 1980s. ... True was the third studio album by British New Romantic band Spandau Ballet, released in 1983. ... Gary Kemp Gary Kemp (born 16 October 1959, in Islington, London) is an English pop artist who was the leader and chief songwriter for the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist who is generally known for only one hit single. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Steve Jolley (1950) and Tony Swain (January 20, 1952) were a successful pop musician, songwriting and record production duo in the United Kingdom in the early to mid-1980s, producing some of the top artists and songs of the era. ... Gary Kemp Gary Kemp (born 16 October 1959, in Islington, London) is an English pop artist who was the leader and chief songwriter for the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ...


It was sampled in the song "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" by P.M. Dawn, "Be There" by Silkk the Shocker, and "N Dey Say" by Nelly. Its melody was the basis of "You (Remix)" by Lloyd. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Set Adrift on Memory Bliss is a popular song by P.M. Dawn. ... P.M. Dawn are a hip hop / R&B musical group. ... Silkk the Shocker (born Vyshonn King Miller on June 18, 1975) is a rapper originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and Richmond, California and is the brother of Hip Hop Mogul Master P and rapper C-Murder. ... N Dey Say is a single by the rapper Nelly, released in 2005, from the album Suit. ... For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ... You is a single from R&B artist Lloyd featuring rapper Lil Wayne and was produced by Big Reese and recorded in the producers basement as well, the song is from Lloyds second studio album, entitled Street Love. ... Lloyd Harlin Polite Jr. ...


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In the media

Versions of "True" have featured in:


Film

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Television

Preceded by
"Let's Dance" by David Bowie
UK number one single
April 24, 1983
Succeeded by
"Candy Girl" by New Edition

 
 

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