The Real Thing (Tony Di Bart song)

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"The Real Thing"
The Real Thing (Tony Di Bart song).jpg
Single by Tony Di Bart
Released
  • November 1993
  • 9 April 1994[1]
FormatCD single
Genre
Length3:54
LabelCleveland City Blues
Songwriter(s)
  • Tony Di Bart
  • Andrew Blissett
  • Lucinda Drayton[2]
Producer(s)The Joy Brothers
Tony Di Bart singles chronology
"The Real Thing"
(1993)
"Do It"
(1994)
Music video
"The Real Thing" on YouTube

"The Real Thing" is a song from 1993 by English singer Tony Di Bart.

Release[edit]

It was written by Di Bart, Andy Blissett and Lucinda Drayton.[2] Originally released in November 1993, the song only made number #83 in the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed] However, a remixed version was released in April 1994, and spent a week at number one on the UK Singles Chart in May 1994.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Music & Media wrote about the song: "It's the combination of the fast basslinelike Grandmaster Flash's White Lines with Di-Bart's slow soulful vocals that does it. This type of pop dance happens to be very popular in Turkey, says Radio Number One FM/Istanbul programmer Alpay Kasicki. "We try to cover everything, but this is the people's taste. It was played 25 times in its first two weeks on our playlist.

I'm sure Di-Bart will follow in the footsteps of Haddaway and Culture Beat."[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 4
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[6] 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 81
France (SNEP)[8] 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 44
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 13
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[11] 22
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 23
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 32
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[15] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 1
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[16] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Real Thing". Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Tony Di Bart - The Real Thing (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  3. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Music & Media: New Releases" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tony Di Bart – The Real Thing" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 2608." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. 15 October 1994. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Tony Di Bart – The Real Thing" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Tony Di Bart – The Real Thing". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – The Real Thing". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Indice per Interprete: B". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 23, 1994" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Tony Di Bart – The Real Thing" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  15. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  16. ^ "Tony Di Bart Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 March 2018.