Writer: Gary Kemp
Original Release: February 28, 1983
Band: Spandau Ballet
Pretty sure I first heard "True" in the school dance scene in the John Hughes classic Sixteen Candles. It kicks off with one of the all-time great intro hooks. You've also got to admire lyrics that pay tribute to both Marvin Gaye and Vladimir Nabakov. "Seaside arms" is a Lolita reference. "True" was by far Spandau Ballet's biggest hit, topping the British charts for four weeks, climbing to #4 in the US.
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