About The Song

“The Real Thing” is a country song written by Chip Taylor and recorded by George Strait. It was released in January 2001 as the second single from his album The Road Less Traveled. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song is about a man who is looking for the real thing in a relationship. He is tired of all the superficial people and relationships that he has experienced in the past. He wants someone who is real, honest, and down-to-earth. He wants someone who will love him for who he is, not for what he has.

The song begins with the man talking about how he was on a bus ride back to the United States from Atlanta in 1953. He picked up a rhythm and blues magazine and found out that the music he had been listening to was not made from “grits and bone.” He realized that he wanted something more real, something with more substance.

The man then goes on to talk about some of the real things that he wants in a relationship. He wants someone who is not afraid to be themselves. He wants someone who is passionate and genuine. He wants someone who will make him laugh and make him feel alive.

The song ends with the man saying that he is still looking for the real thing. He knows that it is out there, and he is determined to find it.

“The Real Thing” is a powerful song about the importance of finding true love. It is a song that will resonate with anyone who has ever been in a relationship that was not real. The song is a reminder that there is someone out there for everyone, and that we should never give up on finding the real thing.

Some interesting facts about the song:

  • The song was written by Chip Taylor, who is also the writer of the songs “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning.”
  • The song was recorded by George Strait, who is one of the most successful country music artists of all time.
  • The song was released in 2001, and it reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

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