Milli Vanilli: Girl You Know It's True [the single]

A-side: GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE
WRITERS: William Pettaway Jr., Sean Spencer, Kevin Lyles, Rodney Hollaman, Ky Adeyemo
PRODUCER: Frank Farian
PUBLISHERS: MCA, ASCAP/Two P[i]eters, BUMA
TIME: 3:48
Arista AS1-9781

B-side: MAGIC TOUCH
WRITER: Frank Farian
PRODUCER: Frank Farian
PUBLISHERS: Far Musikverlag
TIME: 3:47


Debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 7, 1989 and peaked at #2 on April 1, 1989.

Here is the complete chart run on the Hot 100: 83, 67, 54, 46, 36, 30, 23, 17, 12, 7, 4, 3, 2, 3, 5, 8, 25, 28, 35, 45, 56, 63, 70, 73, 80, 100

British single (Cooltempo COOL 170) debuted on the UK pop charts on October 1, 1988 and peaked at #3 on November 5, 1988.

German single entered the charts on July 14, 1988 and peaked at #1, spending 20 weeks in the top 20.


Review from December 17, 1988 Billboard magazine under "New And Noteworthy", sharing page space with Anita Baker's "Just Because", The Primitives' "Way Behind Me", Inner City's "Good Life", The Pet Shop Boys' "Left To My Own Devices", and Bertie Higgins's "Homeless People", among others:

Stateside release for this gingerly-paced pop/rap from a duo cut out of the Terence Trent D'Arby fashion mold that has been top 10 in a number of countries already. Catchy vocal phrasing and hip production shows much potential for a multiformat response. Take note of the "Don't Look Any Further", "Paid In Full" rhythmic underpinnings.


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Sheet music: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6


Didja know that "Girl You Know It's True" is a remake? The original was done by Numarx, and the complete story behind the song is available in the write-up for Baby Don't Forget My Number.

GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE - Numarx

WRITERS: Bill Pettaway Jr., Sean Spencer, Kevin Lyles, Rodney Hollaman, Ky Adeyemo
PRODUCERS: Bill Pettaway Jr. and Ky Adeyemo
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Steven Franco
PUBLISHERS: BMI
Studio Records STU-1811 12-inch single, 1987

  1. Girl You Know It's True (Super Dub Mix 7:27)
  2. Girl You Know It's True (Radio Mix 3:45)
  3. Girl You Know It's True (Music Mix 5:00)

Numarx 12 inch label front | Numarx 12 inch label back