“Don’t Lie” is a song performed by American recording group The Black Eyed Peas, taken from their fourth studio album, Monkey Business (2005). It was released as the second single from the album, after the successful “Don’t Phunk with My Heart”. The song was serviced to mainstream radios on July 26, 2005 in the United States, through Interscope Records, and received international releases later on.
“Don’t Lie” was written by the band together with American production duo Peters & Peters while band member will.i.am headed its production. It contains a vocal sample of Slick Rick’s 1988 song “The Ruler’s Back”, from the album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick. The song was produced as a pop-oriented hip hop song with a Latin-tinged beat. The lyrics feature the protagonist apologizing for lies made during his relationship with another woman. Critical reception for the song was generally positive, with many praising it lyrics, noting that they diverge from the dangerous lyrics in hip-hop music.
“Don’t Lie” was commercially successful worldwide, nearly replicating the success of the album’s previous single. It peaked at number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and became their fifth top 40 hit on the chart. The song reached the top ten in several countries including Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The music video for “Don’t Lie” is set in Brazil.
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