"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.

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  • "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. (en)
  • "True" es el título de la canción de la banda inglesa Spandau Ballet, que pertenece a su álbum True, editado en 1983. Originalmente se grabó en Compass Point Studios, Bahamas, fue compuesta por uno de los líderes del grupo Gary Kemp y consta con una duración de seis minutos y medio (en la versión del álbum). Esta balada pop en parte rinde homenaje al artista de Motown Marvin Gaye, y fue grabada un año antes de su asesinato. La canción fue un gran éxito por todo el mundo, entrando en el primer lugar en la lista del Reino Unido durante cuatro semanas en la primavera de 1983, convirtiéndose en el sexto single con mayores ventas y alcanzó el puesto 1 en 20 países. Este hit que popularizó a la banda, fue muy recordado en los Estados Unidos, ya que alcanzó el puesto 4 en el "Billboard Hot 100" en otoño de ese mismo año y el 1 en la Adult Contemporary por una semana. Es notable también por su uso en la película de 1984 Sixteen Cadles. En 1985 la banda interpretó la canción en el cierre del Live Aid. La nueva mezcla hecha por Tony Swain y Gary Kemp fue incluida en el álbum de 2002 Reformation. (es)
  • True ist ein Lied von Spandau Ballet aus dem Jahr 1983, das von Gary Kemp geschrieben wurde und auf dem gleichnamigen Album erschien. (de)
  • True est une chanson du groupe anglais Spandau Ballet parue sur l'album du même nom en 1983. Écrite par Gary Kemp, elle rend hommage au chanteur américain Marvin Gaye, bien qu'ayant été écrite avant son meurtre l'année suivante. Elle est sortie en single et a rencontré un grand succès dans le monde entier, se classant notamment no 1 au Royaume-Uni pendant quatre semaines ainsi qu'en Irlande, au Canada et aux États-Unis. (fr)
  • True è un brano musicale del gruppo inglese degli Spandau Ballet, estratto come singolo dall'album True del 1983. La canzone, composta dal leader del gruppo Gary Kemp, è una ballata di sei minuti (nella versione originale sull'album), in parte ispirata alle sonorità dell'artista Marvin Gaye. La canzone era stata registrata un anno prima della morte di Gaye. La canzone fu un enorme successo internazionale, raggiungendo la prima posizione nel Regno Unito (dove rimase per quattro settimane) ed in altri 20 paesi superando Everything Counts dei contemporanei Depeche Mode. Si tratta del più grande successo, ed il brano più ricordato degli Spandau Ballet. Anche per tale motivo, gli Spandau Ballet, pur avendo una lunga carriera piena di successi, sono conosciuti in diversi paesi come one hit wonder. Il gruppo eseguì il brano due anni dopo la sua uscita, in occasione del concerto benefico Live Aid. Un nuovo remix realizzato da Tony Swain e Gary Kemp è stato realizzato nel 2002 per l'album Reformation. (it)
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  • "Let's Dance" by David Bowie
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  • True ist ein Lied von Spandau Ballet aus dem Jahr 1983, das von Gary Kemp geschrieben wurde und auf dem gleichnamigen Album erschien. (de)
  • True est une chanson du groupe anglais Spandau Ballet parue sur l'album du même nom en 1983. Écrite par Gary Kemp, elle rend hommage au chanteur américain Marvin Gaye, bien qu'ayant été écrite avant son meurtre l'année suivante. Elle est sortie en single et a rencontré un grand succès dans le monde entier, se classant notamment no 1 au Royaume-Uni pendant quatre semaines ainsi qu'en Irlande, au Canada et aux États-Unis. (fr)
  • "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. (en)
  • "True" es el título de la canción de la banda inglesa Spandau Ballet, que pertenece a su álbum True, editado en 1983. Originalmente se grabó en Compass Point Studios, Bahamas, fue compuesta por uno de los líderes del grupo Gary Kemp y consta con una duración de seis minutos y medio (en la versión del álbum). Esta balada pop en parte rinde homenaje al artista de Motown Marvin Gaye, y fue grabada un año antes de su asesinato. En 1985 la banda interpretó la canción en el cierre del Live Aid. La nueva mezcla hecha por Tony Swain y Gary Kemp fue incluida en el álbum de 2002 Reformation. (es)
  • True è un brano musicale del gruppo inglese degli Spandau Ballet, estratto come singolo dall'album True del 1983. La canzone, composta dal leader del gruppo Gary Kemp, è una ballata di sei minuti (nella versione originale sull'album), in parte ispirata alle sonorità dell'artista Marvin Gaye. La canzone era stata registrata un anno prima della morte di Gaye. Il gruppo eseguì il brano due anni dopo la sua uscita, in occasione del concerto benefico Live Aid. Un nuovo remix realizzato da Tony Swain e Gary Kemp è stato realizzato nel 2002 per l'album Reformation. (it)
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  • True (canción de Spandau Ballet) (es)
  • True (singolo Spandau Ballet) (it)
  • True (chanson) (fr)
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