"Almost Unreal" is a pop song performed by Swedish duo Roxette. The song was released in May 1993 and is featured on the soundtrack of Super Mario Bros.
"Almost Unreal" became a summer hit especially in Europe, where it hit Top 10 and Top 20 in many countries, including the UK where it reached No. 7, and the video received a heavy rotation on music channels. The song proved to be unsuccessful in US where it peaked at No. 94 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
The video clip starring Nick Pickard as a young man playing a video game in which he's watching parts of the film and the band members who sing the song, while changing characteristics such as the singer's costume, musical instruments and so on. After ignoring warnings about de-evolution, he becomes a lizard.
Roxette themselves were dismissive about the song, "Not one of our most inspired moments", Fredriksson said. While Gessle stated: "I still like the song in a way... but if you wanted to make a parody of Roxette, it would probably sound something like this." Mike Schiller from Popmatters called the song "awful"; and wrote, "...not only does it sound like corporate pandering, but it’s probably the most forced smash hit wannabe Roxette ever created."