“Girl You Know It’s True” by Milli Vanilli
Milli Vanilli’s “Girl You Know It’s True” is a pretty straightforward love song. The vocalists are expressing admiration and affection for their significant others using an easy-to-follow rap. The title is based on them asserting that the statements they make throughout, i.e. their expressions of love, are indeed “true”. And such sentiments include the likes of said “girl” always being on their minds and just relishing her positive company in general. And this track is extremely effective in terms of getting those points across. In other words, it’s like a modern-day love poem – complete with a catchy hook and admirable vocals. And it is exclusively centered on the lead singers admiring for their romantic interests.
Facts about “Girl You Know It’s True”
This is the lead single and title song from Milli Vanilli’s maiden album. And the track was released as such by Arista Records on 25 June 1988.
“Girl You Know It’s True” was actually released before the aforementioned date, in 1987. It was released by a relatively-obscure band from Baltimore called Numarx.
Thus the writers of this song are actually the members of Numarx – R. Holloman, K. Lyles and S. Spencer – along with their associates B. Pettaway Jr. and K. Adeyemo.
Numarx’s version of “Girl You Know It’s True” didn’t blow up in the States but did manage to become popular on the German dance scene. So basically Milli Vanilli’s version is a cover. And their rendition was produced by the accomplished German producer Frank Farian.
As we all know Milli Vanilli, one of the most-popular music groups of the late 1980s, were ultimately proven to be lip syncers. And it was indeed Frank Farian who came up with that idea.
So in reality, the lead vocalists on “Girl You Know It’s True” are two virtually-unknown musicians named Brad Howell and Charles Shaw.
And the background vocals are performed by twin sisters Jodie and Linda Rocco.
“Girl You Know It’s True” reached number one on music charts in Australia, Spain and West Germany. It also peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 (going Platinum in the US), number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and performed similarly in the overwhelming majority of countries in which is charted.