Real to Me (Brian McFadden song)

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"Real to Me"
Single by Brian McFadden
from the album Irish Son
B-side "Oblivious", "Uncomplicated", "Walking Disaster"
Released 6 September 2004 (2004-09-06)
(see release history)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:41
Label Epic
Writer(s) Guy Chambers, Brian McFadden , David Merritt
Producer(s) Guy Chambers, Richard Flack
Brian McFadden singles chronology
"Real to Me"
"Irish Son"
Music video
"Real to Me" on YouTube

"Real to Me" is a pop song written by Guy Chambers and Brian McFadden and David Merritt, and produced by Chambers and Richard Flack, for McFadden's first solo album, Irish Son. It was released as the album's first single in September 2004. The song became McFadden's first number-one single hitting the top spot in Denmark, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom. The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 18 September 2004 at number-one,[1] with sales of 35,435 copies, knocking Nelly's single "My Place" off the top spot.[2] It was later released in Australia in early 2005 and debuted and peaked at number fifty-four on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart on 21 February 2005,[3] spending a total of six weeks in the top one hundred.[4]

Music Video[edit]

The music video was directed by Nigel Dick.[5] The video shows McFadden crossing paths with his past self who is seen arguing with his agent (Neil Burgess) before picking up a vase of flowers and throwing it at a wall and then notices McFadden watching, follows him to a large building and watches him and his band performing before leaving.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Real To Me" (Clean Edit) - 3:42 (Brian McFadden, Guy Chambers)
  2. "Uncomplicated" - 3:42 (Brian McFadden, Guy Chambers)
  1. "Real To Me" (Album Version) - 3:42 (Brian McFadden, Guy Chambers)
  2. "Oblivious" - 3:11 (Brian McFadden, Paul Barry)
  3. "Walking Disaster" - 4:06 (Brian McFadden, Phil Thornalley)
  4. "Real To Me" (Video)


Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 6 September 2004 Sony Music UK CD 6753032
Australia 14 February 2005 Epic Records 6753038


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 703. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "ALL THE No.1 SINGLES - Brian McFadden - Real To Me". The Official Charts. Retrieved 25 March 2008.
  3. ^ "ARIA Report Issue 782 - 21 February 2005". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 25 March 2004.
  4. ^ "ARIA Report Issue 788 - 4 April 2005". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 25 March 2004.
  5. ^ "Nigel Dick technician videography". Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Brian McFadden - Real to Me @". Music Square. Retrieved 25 March 2008.
Preceded by
"My Place"/"Flap Your Wings" by Nelly featuring Jaheim
UK Singles Chart number-one single
11 September 2004 – 18 September 2004
Succeeded by
"Call on Me" by Eric Prydz