Nothing Is Real but the Girl

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"Nothing Is Real but the Girl"
Blondie - Nothing Is Real But The Girl UK CD1.jpg
Single by Blondie
from the album No Exit
Released 1 June 1999
Format CD single, Cassette, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1998
Genre Alternative rock, Dance
Length 3:28
Label Beyond Records
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Destri
Producer(s) Craig Leon
Blondie singles chronology
"Maria"
(1999)
"Nothing Is Real but the Girl"
(1999)
"No Exit"
(1999)
"Maria"
(1999)
"Nothing Is Real but the Girl"
(1999)
"No Exit"
(1999)
Audio sample
Alternative cover
Blondie - Nothing Is Real But The Girl UK CD2.jpg

"Nothing Is Real but the Girl" is a 1999 song by the American rock band Blondie. Written by the band's keyboardist Jimmy Destri, it was the second single taken from their seventh album No Exit.

Overview[edit]

The single was a minor hit in the UK, peaking at #26, and #89 in Germany.

Destri wrote the song with his daughter in mind; however, when the song was re-recorded for the single release, the narrative was changed from the third person to the first, shifting the focus of the song onto vocalist Debbie Harry. For example, "Only her eyes feel solid" became "Only my eyes feel solid". New lyrics were also written for the bridge.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Jimmy Destri unless otherwise noted

UK CD 1

  1. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Boilerhouse Mix) - 3:29
  2. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Danny Tenaglia Club Mix) - 9:47
  3. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Danny Tenaglia Instradub) - 5:33

UK CD 2

  1. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Radio Remix With Alternate Intro) - 3:27
  2. "Rip Her to Shreds" (Live) (Debbie Harry, Chris Stein) - 3:32
    • Track 2 recorded in Glasgow, November 1998.
  3. "Maria (Live) - 5:10

UK Cassette

  1. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Boilerhouse Lounge Mix) - 3:26
  2. "Rip Her to Shreds" (Live) (Harry, Stein) - 3:32
    • Track 2 recorded in Glasgow, November 1998.

US CD (promo only)

  1. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Radio Remix) - 3:13
  2. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Radio Remix With Alternate Intro) - 3:27

EU 12" (promo only)

  1. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Danny Tenaglia Heart Of Trance Mix) - 13:41
  2. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Danny Tenaglia Club Mix) - 9:47
  3. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Danny Tenaglia Instradub) - 5:33

Spain CD (promo only)

  1. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (Radio Remix) - 3:13

Chart peaks[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[1] 89
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[2] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 26

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