Love, Truth and Honesty

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About Love, Truth and Honesty

"Love, Truth and Honesty" is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama. It was the first single released to promote the group's Greatest Hits Collection in 1988. The song was co-written and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio and was the last single Bananarama would write with Stock Aitken Waterman. It is the only Bananarama track which gives songwriting credit to new member Jacquie O'Sullivan. It was a moderate success in their home country, peaking at number 23 in the UK singles chart. It also was a top-40 hit in Australia and New Zealand. "Love, Truth and Honesty" did not fare well in the United States, briefly appearing on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 and stalling at number 89. To date, this is the last Bananarama song to enter the U. S. pop charts. The song was performed on the opening night to their original line-up tour in 2017-2018 in Belfast. The song was then however removed from the setlist, as it was contributed with Jacquie O'Sullivan during her time with the band. 


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1988
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Never trust your own emotions 
They'll always let you down 
And the one that's closest to you 
May not always be around 

I never questioned 
The promises you made 
Every time I gave my heart 
I was betrayed 

What a fool 
That I should ever believe 
In love, truth and honesty 
All the time 
You just keep on hurting me 

Maybe everyone's a stranger 
I watch them come and go 
But I think everyone's in danger 
If they let their feelings show 

There's a lesson 
And a price you have to pay 
If you give your heart 
Dont let it be betrayed 

What a fool 
That I should ever believe 
In love, truth and honesty 
All the time 
You just keep on hurting me 
 
What a fool 
Every time I find I'm deceived 
Where is the love, truth and honesty 
If you see it 
Won't you bring it on home to me 

There's a lesson 
And a price you have to pay 
If you give your heart 
Dont let it be betrayed 

What a fool 
That I should ever believe 
In love, truth and honesty 
All the time 
You just keep on hurting me 

What a fool 
Every time I find I'm deceived 
Where is the love, truth and honesty 
If you see it 
Won't you bring it on home to me

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Bananarama

Bananarama are an English female pop band who have had success on the pop and dance charts since 1982. Rather than relying on harmony, the band generally sings in unison, as do their background vocalists. Although there have been line-up changes, the group enjoyed most success as a trio made up of lifelong friends Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin. In The 1980s, Bananarama were listed in the Guinness World Records as the all female group with the most chart entries in the world, a record which they still hold. Since 1992, Woodward and Dallin have continued Bananarama as a Duo. more »

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Written by: Keren Woodward, Matt Aitken, Mike Stock, Pete Waterman, Sarah Dallin, Jacqueline O'sullivan

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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11 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"Love, Truth and Honesty" is categorized under pop and dance genres.
Album Details
The song was taken from Bananarama's fifth studio album, titled "Greatest Hits Collection."
Release Date
The single was released in September 1988.
Chart Performance
Upon its release, "Love, Truth and Honesty" achieved significant chart success, reaching number 23 in the United Kingdom and number 89 in the United States.
Music Video Fact
In the music video for "Love, Truth and Honesty," the Bananarama group members played the roles of fortune tellers.
Songwriters
The song was written by Siobhan Fahey, Sarah Dallin, and Keren Woodward, the members of Bananarama, alongside their producers Stock Aitken Waterman.
Inspiration Behind the Song
Unlike many of their previous efforts, "Love, Truth and Honesty" was an intentionally philosophical song, with the lyrics focusing on the morals listed in the title.
Group Dynamics
This was one of the first songs recorded by Bananarama as a duo, following the departure of group member Siobhan Fahey in 1988. Even though Fahey got credited as a co-writer, she did not perform on the track.
Cover Versions
This song was covered by Australian drag queen Courtney Act in 2015 for an episode of the TV show 'RuPaul's Drag Race.'
Unusual Release
Interestingly, even though it was included in the Greatest Hits album, "Love, Truth and Honesty" was a new song at the time of the album's release. It wasn't one of Bananarama's classic hits.
Critical Reception
The song has been generally well-received by critics, with many praising its catchy tune and the vocal performances of Dallin and Woodward.

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