Real Love (Mary J. Blige song)

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"Real Love"
Single by Mary J. Blige
from the album What's the 411?
Released August 25, 1992 (1992-08-25)[1]
Format 12", 7", cassette, CD
Recorded 1991 (1991)
Genre R&B
Length 4:32
Label Uptown
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Certification Gold (RIAA)[4]
Mary J. Blige singles chronology
  • "Real Love"
  • (1992)
What's the 411? track listing
"Reminisce"
(2)
"Real Love"
(3)
"You Remind Me"
(4)
Music video
"Real Love" at VH1.com

"Real Love" is a song performed by Mary J. Blige, issued as the second single from her debut studio album What's the 411?. The song was Blige's first top ten pop hit, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1992.[5] It also reached #1 on both the Billboard R&B and rhythmic charts.[5]

The single was certified gold on November 4, 1992.[4]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Marcus Raboy.[6]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1992)[5] Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 7
US Dance Music/Club Play Singles (Billboard) 36
US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Singles Sales (Billboard) 5
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard) 1
US Rhythmic Top 40 (Billboard) 1
US Top 40 Mainstream (Billboard) 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 85
Chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 58

Toby Lightman version[edit]

"Real Love"
Single by Toby Lightman
from the album Little Things
Released June 29, 2004 (2004-06-29)[9]
Genre Pop rock
Length 5:26
Label Lava
Writer(s)
  • L.A. Reid
  • Mark Morales
Toby Lightman singles chronology
  • "Real Love"
  • (2004)
  • "Operator"
  • (2004)
Little Things track listing
"Running Away"
(12)
"Real Love"
(13)
Music video
"Real Love" on YouTube

In 2004, American pop rock singer-songwriter Toby Lightman covered "Real Love" and included it as the closing track on the re-release of her debut studio album Little Things. The song was issued as the third and final single from the album; and it peaked at #35 on the Billboard top 40 chart.[10]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Charles Jensen.[11]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004)[10] Peak
position
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 35

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon.com: Mary J. Blige: Real Love: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Real Love - Mary J. Blige - Listen, Appearances, Song Review - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mary J Blige* - Real Love (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - November 14, 2014". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Mary J. Blige - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ ""Real Love" by Mary J. Blige - Music Video - VH1.com". VH1. Viacom International. January 27, 2006. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ Pedro. "Longbored Surfer - 1992". LongboredSurfer.com. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ Pedro. "Longbored Surfer - 1993". LongboredSurfer.com. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Real Love [1 Track] - Toby Lightman - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Toby Lightman - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Toby Lightman - "Real love"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Alone with You" by Tevin Campbell
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks number one single (Mary J. Blige version)
October 7, 1992 (1992-10-07) – October 14, 1992 (1992-10-14)
Succeeded by
"Right Now" by Al B. Sure!
Preceded by
"What About Your Friends" by TLC
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 number one single (Mary J. Blige version)
November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)
Succeeded by
"If I Ever Fall in Love" by Shai