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Real Love (Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne song)

"Real Love" is a song by English electronic group Clean Bandit and English singer and songwriter Jess Glynne. It was released on 16 November 2014[1] as a joint single, taken from the special edition of the group's album New Eyes and Glynne's album I Cry When I Laugh. The two have previously collaborated on the hit song "Rather Be".

"Real Love"
Clean-Bandit-Real-Love-Single-Cover.jpg
Single by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne
from the album New Eyes (Special edition) and I Cry When I Laugh
Released16 November 2014
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:39
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Clean Bandit
  • Starsmith
  • The Six
Clean Bandit singles chronology
"Come Over"
(2014)
"Real Love"
(2014)
"Stronger"
(2015)
Jess Glynne singles chronology
"Right Here"
(2014)
"Real Love"
(2014)
"Hold My Hand"
(2015)
Music video
"Real Love" on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

After the huge success of Clean Bandit's song "Rather Be", which Glynne featured on, they decided to collaborate again after the writing collective The Six presented them with "Real Love".[2] It was released on 16 November 2014 as a digital download.

Commercial performanceEdit

On the UK Singles Chart, the song debuted at number two, becoming Clean Bandit's third UK top 10 hit and Glynne's fourth.[3] As of November 2016, its UK sales stand at over 682,000.[4] The song made the top 40 in several European countries, managing to reach a height of number two in Germany. It also reached number 13 in Australia. In 2015, it was released on US dance radio and peaked at number 20 on the Dance Club Songs chart.

Music videoEdit

The music video was made by Clean Bandit and features some of their fans kissing, interspersed with clips of Clean Bandit and Glynne performing the song in a studio. The video was released on 20 October 2014 and has since then received nearly 80 million views on YouTube as of March 2018.[5]

Cover versionsEdit

  • In 2015, Lower Than Atlantis released a Live Lounge performance of the song on the 2015 reissue of their self-titled album.[6] For a short time, a bootleg from producer 5erg was released on iTunes without permission from Clean Bandit. It was later taken down.

Track listingEdit

Digital download – single[7]
No.TitleLength
1."Real Love"3:39
Digital download – EP[8]
No.TitleLength
1."Real Love" (Tough Love Remix)5:38
2."Real Love" (Henry Krinkle Remix)4:59
3."Real Love" (DJ S.K.T Remix)5:07
4."Real Love" (Extended)4:59

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[36] Platinum 70,000^
Italy (FIMI)[37] Gold 25,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] Platinum 689,508[4]

^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
Italy[39] 3 October 2014 Contemporary hit radio Warner
United Kingdom[1] 16 November 2014 Digital download
United States[40] 27 January 2015 Dance radio Big Beat

ReferencesEdit

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  37. ^ "Italian single certifications – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne – Real Love" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 17 September 2015. Select "2015" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Real Love" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  38. ^ "British single certifications – Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne – Real Love". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 January 2015. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Real Love in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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