Real Girl (song)

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"Real Girl"
Mutya buena real girl cd1.jpg
Single by Mutya Buena
from the album Real Girl
Released 28 May 2007 (UK)
16 June 2007 (Australia)[1]
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre R&B
Length 3:29
Label 4th & Broadway
Writer(s) Lenny Kravitz, Niara Scarlett, Matt Ward, Dean Gillard
Producer(s) Matt Ward, Dean Gillard (Full Phatt Productions)
Mutya Buena singles chronology
"This Is Not Real Love"
"Real Girl"
"Song 4 Mutya (Out of Control)"
Alternative cover
UK CD 2 cover

"Real Girl" is a song written by Lenny Kravitz, Niara Scarlett, Matt Ward and Dean Gillard. It was produced by Matt Ward and Dean Gillard for Mutya Buena's debut album, Real Girl, and was released as the first single from the album. It charted at #2 on the UK singles chart. It was released on 28 May 2007.[2] The song includes a sample of Lenny Kravitz' "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over".[3] It was shortlisted at the 2008 BRIT Awards for Best British Single. The track was up against her former bandmembers, Sugababes, as well as Leona Lewis, Kate Nash and Take That. "Real Girl" is played in a scene in Sex and the City: The Movie, which was released in May 2008.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single #1
  1. "Real Girl" (Original Mix) — 3:29
  2. "Naive" (Recorded at 'The Engine Room') — 3:07
UK CD single #2
  1. "Real Girl" (Original Mix) — 3:29
  2. "Real Girl" (Moto Blanco Remix) — 7:24
  3. "Real Girl" (Primary 1's Real Girls In Another World Mix) — 7:23
  4. "Real Girl" (Duncan Powell Mix) — 5:58
  5. "Real Girl" (Video) — 3:29

Music video[edit]

The video premiered on 3 April 2007. It includes Buena laying on a bed, writing and looking at pictures in what appears to be a scrapbook. One of the pictures comes to life and we see a close-up of the scene. It includes Mutya taking pictures and partying with a couple of friends. Also, her sister Dalisay makes a cameo appearance in the clip. As the second part of the chorus kicks in, we see her hanging out in shops and taking pictures. When the second verse starts, she is in a room seemingly filled with candles. She is then seen singing wearing a white dress in a totally new background with pictures on the wall. As Mutya sings the bridge, many pictures are shown, most notably of Mutya wearing a necklace that says "real". She is wearing a short black dress, as seen on the single cover, and singing when the second chorus starts. People are shown dancing as she sings the bridge. As the video closes, we see various photos of Mutya and her friends. The video premiered on Australian music channels on 18 May.


Chart (2007) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 59
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 46
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[6] 53
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 28
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 6
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 40
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[10] 12
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[11] 38
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 25
Italy (FIMI)[13] 18
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 6
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[15] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 2


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