You're a Lie

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"You're a Lie"
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Single by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
from the album Apocalyptic Love
ReleasedFebruary 27, 2012
Recorded2011-12
Genre Hard rock
Length3:50
Label Dik Hayd International
Songwriter(s) Slash and Myles Kennedy
Producer(s) Eric Valentine
Slashsingles chronology
"Ghost"
(2010)
"You're a Lie"
(2012)
"Standing in the Sun"
(2012)
Myles Kennedysingles chronology
"Back from Cali"
(2010)
"You're a Lie"
(2012)
"Standing in the Sun"
(2012)

"You're a Lie" is a song by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. It is the lead single from Slash's 2012 album, Apocalyptic Love . The song peaked at #1 on the Canadian Active Rock chart for five weeks straight.

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Reception

The song has received mixed reviews from critics. Will Hermes of Rolling Stone gave the song a rating of 2 1/2 out of 5 stars. [1] Amy Sciarretto of Loudwire gave the song a 4 out of 5 rating, describing the song as "a rowdy, bluesy rocker, anchored by Slash’s signature riffing and style." [2] The song was listed on Loudwire's 66 Best Hard Rock Songs of the 21st Century. [3]

Charts

Chart (2012)Peak
position
Canadian Hot 100 [4] 80
Canadian Active Rock Chart [5] 1
Polish Singles Chart [6] 48
U.S. Billboard Rock Songs [7] 12

Personnel

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