Welcome to the Real World (Mr. Mister album)

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Welcome to the Real World
Welcome to the Real World CD cover.JPG
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 27, 1985
RecordedOctober 1984 – April 1985
Genre
Length43:35
LabelRCA Victor
Producer
Mr. Mister chronology
I Wear the Face
(1984)
Welcome to the Real World
(1985)
Go On...
(1987)
Singles from Welcome to the Real World
  1. "Broken Wings"
    Released: September 25, 1985
  2. "Kyrie"
    Released: December 1985
  3. "Is It Love"
    Released: May 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Kerrang!5/5 stars[3]

Welcome to the Real World is the second studio album by American pop rock band Mr. Mister. It was released on June 27, 1985, by RCA Victor. Two singles from the album, "Broken Wings" and "Kyrie", both topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, while "Is It Love" peaked at number eight. Welcome to the Real World topped the Billboard 200 chart in early 1986. A remastered 25th-anniversary edition of the album was released as a digipak on April 20, 2010.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Black/White"4:18
2."Uniform of Youth"
  • Page
  • George
  • Lang
  • Farris
  • Mastelotto
4:25
3."Don't Slow Down"
  • Page
  • George
  • Lang
  • Farris
4:29
4."Run to Her"
  • Page
  • George
  • Lang
  • Farris
  • Mastelotto
3:37
5."Into My Own Hands"
  • Page
  • George
  • Lang
  • Farris
5:12
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Is It Love"
  • Page
  • George
  • Lang
  • Mastelotto
3:32
7."Kyrie"
  • Page
  • George
  • Lang
4:24
8."Broken Wings"
  • Page
  • George
  • Lang
5:45
9."Tangent Tears"
  • Page
  • George
  • Lang
3:19
10."Welcome to the Real World"
  • Page
  • George
  • Lang
  • Farris
4:18
Total length:43:35

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Welcome to the Real World.[4]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[24] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Sweden (GLF)[25] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Mister: Welcome To The Real World / Go On..."
  2. ^ Cassidy, Kenneth M. "Mr. Mister Welcome to the Real World review". AllMusic. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Suter, Paul (October 3, 1985). "World in Action". Kerrang!. Vol. 104. London. p. 15.
  4. ^ Welcome to the Real World (liner notes). Mr. Mister. RCA Victor. 1985. PCD1-8045.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. p. 210. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 0633". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  9. ^ "European Hot 100 Albums" (PDF). Eurotipsheet. Vol. 3 no. 14. April 12, 1986. p. 17. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  10. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  12. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. Vol. 98 no. 18. May 3, 1986. p. 61. ISSN 0006-2510 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  18. ^ "Mr Mister Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  19. ^ "Top 100 Albums of '86". RPM. Vol. 45 no. 14. December 27, 1986. p. 9. ISSN 0315-5994 – via Library and Archives Canada.
  20. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1986" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  21. ^ "Hot 100 of the Year 1986 – European Hot 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 3 no. 51/52. December 27, 1986. p. 35. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  22. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts – 1986" (in German). Offizielle Deutsche Charts. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  23. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1986". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  24. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World". Music Canada. April 18, 1986.
  25. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. September 7, 1987.
  26. ^ "British album certifications – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World". British Phonographic Industry. April 1, 1986. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  27. ^ "American album certifications – Mr. Mister – Welcome to the Real World". Recording Industry Association of America. January 16, 1986. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.