The Real Thing (2 Unlimited song)

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"The Real Thing"
2 Unlimited The Real Thing Single Euro Cover.jpg
Single by 2 Unlimited
from the album Real Things
Released May 1994
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7", 12"
Recorded 1994
Genre Eurodance
Label Byte, Zyx, PWL
Writer(s) Phil Wilde, Peter Bauwens, Ray Slijngaard, Anita Dels
Producer(s) Phil Wilde, Jean-Paul De Coster
2 Unlimited singles chronology
"Let The Beat Control Your Body"
(1993)
"The Real Thing"
(1994)
"No One"
(1994)
Music video
"The Real Thing" on YouTube
UK cover
UK cover

"The Real Thing" is a song recorded by Dutch Eurodance band 2 Unlimited.

Release and reception[edit]

"The Real Thing" was released as the first single from 2 Unlimited's third album, Real Things.

The release scored chart success in many European countries topping the charts in Finland and the Netherlands while peaking at number 2 in Sweden, Belgium and Switzerland.

Content[edit]

The track is based around Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor[1] and it was noted at the time that this marked a change of direction for the band as they had moved away from their previous heavier sound for a lighter eurodance based vibe.

Track listings[edit]

European/Canadian CD maxi
  1. "The Real Thing" (Edit) (3:40)
  2. "The Real Thing" (Trance Thing) (6:18)
  3. "The Real Thing" (Extended) (6:20)
  4. "The Real Thing" (Tribal Thing) (5:53)
UK CD single
  1. "The Real Thing" (3:42)
  2. "The Real Thing" (Extended 12") (6:20)
  3. "The Real Thing" (Trance-Thing) (5:39)
  4. "The Real Thing" (Tribal-Thing) (5:55)
US CD maxi
  1. "The Real Thing" (Radio Mix) (3:51)
  2. "The Real Thing" (Extended Euro Club Mix) (6:18)
  3. "The Real Thing" (J & D's Wookie Vocal Mix) (6:45)
  4. "The Real Thing" (Doc Baron's 90 Proof Club Mix) (7:54)
  5. "The Real Thing" (The Tribal Thing) (5:56)
7" single
  1. "The Real Thing" (Edit) (3:40)
  2. "The Real Thing" (Tribal-Edit) (3:55)
European 12" maxi
  1. "The Real Thing" (Trance-Thing) (6:18)
  2. "The Real Thing" (Extended) (6:20)
  3. "The Real Thing" (Tribal-Thing) (5:53)
Italian 12" maxi
  1. "The Real Thing" (Extended) (6:20)
  2. "The Real Thing" (Spaans) (6:16)
  3. "The Real Thing" (Tribal-Thing) (5:53)
  4. "The Real Thing" (Trance-Thing) (6:18)
UK 12" maxi
  1. "The Real Thing" (Tribal Thing)
  2. "The Real Thing" (Trance Thing)
  3. "The Real Thing" (Extended 12")
US 12" maxi
  1. "The Real Thing" (J&D's Wookie Vocal Mix) (6:45)
  2. "The Real Thing" (Extended Euro Club Mix) (6:18)
  3. "The Real Thing" (The Doc & Baron 90 Proof Club Mix) (7:54)
  4. "The Real Thing" (The Tribal Thing) (5:53) :
US 12" maxi
  1. "The Real Thing" (Doc & Baron's NYC Dub Excursion) (10:37)
  2. "The Real Thing" (J&D's Clubstrumental) (4:20)
  3. "The Real Thing" (The It Goes Underground Mix) (6:45)
  4. "The Real Thing" (The Trance Thing) (5:38)

Charts and sales[edit]

Remixes[edit]

Japan 2001 Remixes
  1. "The Real Thing" (B4 Za Beat Extended Remix) (7:54)
  2. "The Real Thing" (DJ Dee Power Mix) (4:31)
  3. "The Real Thing" (Super Calcium Mix) (5:52)
  4. Nagoya Megamix "発狂" Delight Mix (2:33)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alpha
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "The Real Thing", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – 2 Unlimited – The Real Thing" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World, June 18, 1994
  5. ^ "2 Unlimited singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Top Italian singles of 1994
  7. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1994" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Real Thing", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  9. ^ 1994 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2011-08-20 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved January 30, 2009)
  10. ^ "1994 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Swisscharts. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  11. ^ Dutch certifications nvpi.nl (Retrieved December 9, 2008)

External links[edit]