Are You For Real

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"Are You For Real"
Song by Deodato
from the album Motion
Released1984 (1984)
GenreElectronic, funk, jazz[1]
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Rick Suchow
Producer(s)Eumir Deodato

"Are You For Real" is a hit song recorded by the Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Deodato for his 1984 album Motion and released by Warner Bros. Records. The song, which featured vocals by Camille and was written by Rick Suchow, reached the Billboard Top 20 Dance Chart and stayed on for 12 weeks in 1985. The album was re-issued in 2006 by Wounded Bird Records.

Personnel on the Deodato track includes Eumir Deodato and Alan Palanker (keyboards and programming), Rick Suchow (bass and programming), Jerry Barnes (guitar) and Nelson Rangell (alto sax) while Camille handled all lead and background vocals. The song was produced by Deodato.[2]

In 1990, a cover version of "Are You For Real" was recorded by the popular freestyle dance group TKA and released by Tommy Boy Records on their Louder Than Love album. Camille added a special guest vocal to this version as well, and the group performed the song live on NBC-TV's Showtime at the Apollo television show.

Personnel on the TKA track includes Mac Quayle and Joey Moskowitz (keyboards and programming) and Roger Byam (sax). The song was produced by Joey Gardner.[3]


  1. ^ "Deodato – Motion". Discogs. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ as listed on Warner Bros. Records release # 25175-1
  3. ^ as listed on Tommy Boy Records release # TBLP 26290