"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, with sales of 35,435 copies, knocking Nelly's single "My Place" off the top spot. 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, spending a total of six weeks in the top one hundred.
The music video was directed by Nigel Dick. 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.