“True” By Spandau Ballet

11 Jan
“True” By Spandau Ballet

True” is a song by the English band Spandau Ballet. It was released on 14 April 1983 as the third single from their third studio album of the same name. The song was written by band member Gary Kemp.

The song was a huge worldwide hit, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart on 30 April 1983 for four weeks, becoming the sixth biggest selling single of the year, and charting highly in 20 other countries. It is Spandau Ballet’s biggest hit and their only major hit in the U.S., reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the autumn of 1983 and topping the adult contemporary chart for one week.

In 1985, the band performed the song during Live Aid. A new mix by Tony Swain and Gary Kemp was released in 2002 on the compilation album Reformation.

On 30 April 2008, the single celebrated its 25th anniversary, and in honour, EMI released a brand new True EP on 5 May 2008, which included the original single, the new mix found on Reformation and the remastered album version, plus a live recordings of “True” and “Gold” from the last show of the group’s 1983 tour at Sadlers Wells.

A notable omission is that Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp did not perform on the track, rather a bass synthesizer was used instead. However, Kemp would play in his capacity for future live performances.


Posted by on January 11, 2019 in other, pop music, uk



4 responses to ““True” By Spandau Ballet

  1. davidprosser

    February 26, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Now an industry standard that others aspire to. They did some very notable songs that stand the test of time.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  2. thelonelyauthorblog

    February 26, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    A classic. I think it is the only song they had, that I really liked.

    Have a great week.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. yassy

    May 28, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Love this song.

    Liked by 1 person


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