Favorite "Lie" Songs #1 - "Lies"

@teamfreak16 (41406)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 28, 2016 11:28am CST
Finally, you might be saying. Another series comes to an end. #1 in my Favorite "Lie" Songs series belongs to British synth-pop trio Thompson Twins and their hit "Lies." Thompson Twins formed in Sheffield, England, in 1977. Comprised of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Tom Bailey, vocalist/percussionist Alannah Currie, and percussionist Joe Leeway, the band scored numerous international hits in the 1980's, including the popular ballad "Hold Me Now," and the highly danceable "Love on Your Side." "Lies," however, from the 1982 album Side Kicks (in the United States, Quick Step and Side Kicks elsewhere,) was the band's first hit, albeit minor, reaching #67 in England and #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, largely due to airplay on both alternative radio and MTV. It was, though, a #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1983, where, after two weeks in that spot, was knocked off by Michael Jackson's "Thriller." "Lies" was used in an episode of Cartoon Network's The Regular Show. Not only did I own Side Kicks, which put "Lies" into my own personal regular rotation, but the song received positive response on a weekly basis when I DJ'd a weekly Teen Night at a pizza place I worked at in the early 80's. Enjoy!
Original official video of Thompson Twins performing their top 40 hit "Lies" from the 1982 album Quick Step and Side Kick (Side Kicks in the US) by request! ...
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@LeaPea2417 (22061)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Oct 16
I remember that song. I remember liking it at the time.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Oct 16
It's really catchy for one thing.
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@LeaPea2417 (22061)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Oct 16
@teamfreak16 Yes, it is.
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• Austin, Texas
17 Dec 16
Awesome throwback!
@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Dec 16
One of my favorite 80's alternative songs!
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@FourWalls (15246)
• United States
29 Oct 16
Good choice, and a great series! Would I lie to you?
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Oct 16
I see what you did there!
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@amadeo (73344)
• United States
28 Oct 16
sorry that I am late.you got me on this again.everything I told you are lieskidding.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Oct 16
Funny!
@Ronrybs (7458)
• London, England
28 Oct 16
I don't think I've got any TT and I don't recall this one
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Oct 16
It was their first hit. Not as big as some of the others.
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@JohnRoberts (63146)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Oct 16
Brilliant choice. Thompson Twins are a big fave of mine. Pure 80s gold.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Oct 16
I read on Wikipedia that they call themselves Babble now, and are an electronic chill out group. I'll have to give them a listen, as I love chill out.