True by Spandau Ballet was released on April 14, 1983, with Gently as the B side. It was a single from the band’s third studio album of the same name.
True was Spandau Ballet’s biggest hit. In the United Kingdom, it reached No. 1on the UK Singles Chart and was the sixth biggest selling single of 1983. In the United States, it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1984, True appeared in the John Hughes movie Sixteen Candles, but it was not included on the movie’s soundtrack.