The Real Thing (Bo Bice album)

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The Real Thing
Studio album by Bo Bice
Released December 13, 2005 (2005-12-13)
Genre Alternative rock, southern rock
Length 40:16
Label RCA, 19
Producer Clive Davis, Cliff Magness, Chad Kroeger
Bo Bice chronology
The Real Thing
See the Light
(2007)See the Light2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly C [2]
Houston Chronicle 0.5/5 stars [3]
Los Angeles Times 1.5/4 stars [4]
People 2.5/4 stars [5]
Plugged In (positive) [6]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [7]
Slant Magazine 1/5 stars [8]
USA Today 2/4 stars [9]

The Real Thing is Bo Bice's debut studio album. It was released on December 13, 2005, and sold 227,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #4 on the Billboard 200 album chart.[10] A DualDisc was also released, with a DVD side along with the CD side. The DVD included hidden tracks and a short film, A Day in the Life of Bo Bice.

Track listing[edit]

The Real Thing — Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Real Thing" Kara DioGuardi, Marti Frederiksen 3:22
2. "You're Everything" Chad Kroeger 3:33
3. "Make Me Better" Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald, Jill Latiano 3:49
4. "Nothing Without You" Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, John Shanks 3:47
5. "My World" Mitch Allan, John Allen 3:18
6. "Remember Me" DioGuardi, Frederiksen 3:49
7. "Hold On to Me" Jess Cates, Dennis Matkosky, Lindy Robbins 3:48
8. "Lie... It's Alright" Martin, Gottwald  
9. "It's My Life" Bo Bice, Clif Magness, DioGuardi 3:25
10. "Willing to Try" Shanks, Sambora 4:19
11. "Valley of Angels" Bice, Magness 3:35

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Performance credits
Technical credits

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak position Certification (if Any) Shipments
Billboard 200 #4 Gold 688,000

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, showing region, label, format and edition(s)
Region Date Format(s) Label Edition(s)
Canada October 24, 2005 CD Sony BMG Standard, DualDisc, DVD
United Kingdom RCA
United States December 13, 2005


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen. The Real Thing at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. ^ Tom Sinclair (2006-01-06). "The Real Thing Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  3. ^ Joey Guerra (2005-12-19). "Swing and a miss for Bo Bice". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  4. ^ Randy Lewis (2005-12-17). "It's that old story of Bo meets girl". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  5. ^ Chuck Arnold (2006-01-16). "Pick and Pans Review: Bo Bice (The Real Thing)". People. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  6. ^ Adam R. Holz; Bob Smithouser. "Bo Bice: The Real Thing". Plugged In. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  7. ^ Christian Hoard (2006-01-12). "Bo Bice: The Real Thing : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  8. ^ Jonathan Keefe (2005-12-21). "Bo Bice: The Real Thing". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  9. ^ Elysa Gardner (2005-12-20). "Bo Bice, The Real Thing". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  10. ^ "David Archuleta’s Album Debuts at Number 2-Backseat Cuddler". Retrieved 2011-11-03. 

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