You Make It Real

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"You Make It Real"
You Make It Real.jpg
Single by James Morrison
from the album Songs for You, Truths for Me
Released 22 September 2008 [1]
Format CD, download
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:31
Label Polydor
Songwriter(s) Paul Barry/James Morrison
Producer(s) Mark Taylor
James Morrison singles chronology
"One Last Chance"
"You Make It Real"
"Nothing Ever Hurt Like You"
"One Last Chance"
"You Make it Real"
"Nothing Ever Hurt Like You"

"You Make It Real" is the sixth single by James Morrison, and the first from his second album, Songs for You, Truths for Me. The single was released on 22 September 2008; a week before the release of the album.[1] The song was covered by Akon on the Live Lounge on BBC Radio 1. The song appeared on the international soundtrack to the Brazilian soap opera Três Irmãs, and on the soundtrack for the film, He's Just Not That Into You. It was also featured on a commercial for, as well as being featured on the first episode in Season 5 of the television programme, Brothers and Sisters.


The video was released in September and showed Morrison in places throughout Los Angeles. One shot, shows the sign for the "110 Freeway" which runs through the Downtown Los Angeles area. The video begins with Morrison inside a cab, and then by a pool, meanwhile, he arrives at a hotel, and then him singing on stage. The video also has shots of Morrison in a bar and coffee-shop. The video ends with him walking alone.


Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted in the UK Singles Chart at number seven[2] on 28 September 2008, giving Morrison his third top ten hit and it spent eight weeks in the chart.[3] The song also broke in the top twenty of the Dutch Top 40, peaking at number eighteen. The song also appeared in the lower reaches of several European music charts

Chart Placings[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 100
Belgium Tip Chart (Flanders) 16
Belgium Tip Chart (Wallonia) 12
Brazil (ABPD)[4] 70
Dutch Top 40 18
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 26
German Singles Chart 71
Irish Singles Chart 38
UK Singles Chart 7

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD single[citation needed]
  1. "You Make It Real"
  2. "Sitting On A Platform"
Maxi-CD single[citation needed]
  1. "You Make It Real" (Radio version)
  2. "Sitting On A Platform"
  3. "Movin' On"
  4. "You Make It Real" (Live and acoustic)
  5. "You Make It Real" (Video)

writers; James Morrison and Paul Barry


  1. ^ a b "James Morrison Reveals Second Album Details". Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  2. ^ "James Morrison and Nelly Furtado - Broken Strings - Music Charts". Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  3. ^  5 hrs ago (2011-04-20). "Yahoo! UK & Ireland omg! - Celebrity Gossip | News | Photos | Videos". Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

External links[edit]