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"Real to Me" is a pop song written by Guy Chambers and Brian McFadden, and produced by Chambers and Richard Flack, for McFadden's first solo album, Irish Son. It was released as the album's first single in September 2004. The song became McFadden's first number-one single hitting the top spot in Denmark, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom. The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 18 September 2004 at number-one,[1] with sales of 35,435 copies, knocking Nelly's single "My Place" off the top spot.[2] It was later released in Australia in early 2005 and debuted and peaked at number fifty-four on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart on 21 February 2005,[3] spending a total of six weeks in the top one hundred.[4]

"Real to Me"
Real to me.jpg
Single by Brian McFadden
from the album Irish Son
B-side"Oblivious", "Uncomplicated", "Walking Disaster"
Released6 September 2004 (2004-09-06)
FormatCD, digital download
Recorded2004
GenrePop rock
Length3:41
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Guy Chambers, Brian McFadden
Producer(s)Guy Chambers, Richard Flack
Brian McFadden singles chronology
"Real to Me"
(2004)
"Irish Son"
(2004)
Music video
"Real to Me" on YouTube

Contents

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Nigel Dick.[5] The video shows McFadden crossing paths with his past self who is seen arguing with his agent (Neil Burgess) before picking up a vase of flowers and throwing it at a wall and then notices McFadden watching, follows him to a large building and watches him and his band performing before leaving.

Track listingEdit

UK CD1
  1. "Real To Me" (Clean Edit) - 3:42 (Brian McFadden, Guy Chambers)
  2. "Uncomplicated" - 3:42 (Brian McFadden, Guy Chambers)
UK CD2
  1. "Real To Me" (Album Version) - 3:42 (Brian McFadden, Guy Chambers)
  2. "Oblivious" - 3:11 (Brian McFadden, Paul Barry)
  3. "Walking Disaster" - 4:06 (Brian McFadden, Phil Thornalley)
  4. "Real To Me" (Video)

ChartsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 6 September 2004 Sony Music UK CD 6753032
Australia 14 February 2005 Epic Records 6753038

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "ARIA Report Issue 788 - 4 April 2005". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 25 March 2004.
  5. ^ "Nigel Dick technician videography". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
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  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Brian McFadden – Real to Me". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Brian McFadden – Real to Me". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
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