So Real (Mandy Moore song)

"So Real" is a pop song performed by American singer Mandy Moore and included originally on her debut album, So Real. The song written by Tony Battaglia and Shaun Fisher.

"So Real"
Single by Mandy Moore
from the album So Real
B-side"C'est Si Facile" "Not Too Young"
ReleasedMarch 9, 2000
  • 3:50 (album version)
  • 3:44 (Wade Robson remix)
  • Tony Battaglia
  • Shaun Fisher
Producer(s)The Wasabees
Mandy Moore singles chronology
"Walk Me Home"
"So Real"
"I Wanna Be with You"
Music video
"So Real" on

It is her second international single and her third and final single to be released overall. In the United States, "Walk Me Home" followed "Candy" as the second single. A video, directed by Gregory Dark, was also released for the single, but was not released in the United States. The single was recorded in French and released very scarcely in France. In addition, "So Real" was released to radio stations in Japan as well.

"So Real" was a moderate success and reached number 21 on the ARIA chart[1] in July 2000.


"So Real" is a teen pop song that draws influences from R&B. According to the sheet music published at by Universal Music Publishing Group, "So Real" is composed in the key of E major and runs through a moderately slow dance beat infused metronome of 92 beats per minute. In its lyrics, Moore sings that what she feels about a guy is "so, so real".[2] The song was written by Tony Battaglia, Shaun Fisher and produced by The Wasabees. In March 2000, a French version of the song called "C'est Si Facile" was recorded.

Music videoEdit

The music video for "So Real" was directed by Gregory Dark. Mandy begins singing and dancing in a meadow. Next, she appears in a secret forest. She writes in her diary and sings and dances while wearing a fairy costume. Mandy is sitting in the meadow again as the song ends. The video was posted through Vevo HD in October 2009.


Australian CD single

  1. "So Real"
  2. "Candy" - (Wade Robson Remix)
  3. "Not Too Young"
  4. "So Real" - (Wade Robson Remix)
  5. "So Real" (Video Clip)
French CD single - "C'est Si Facile" (promo release, recorded in French)[3]
  1. "C'est Si Facile" - 3:50
  2. "So Real" - 3:51


Chart (2000) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 21
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 18


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