"The Real Thing" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her debut solo studio album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004). It was written by Stefani, Linda Perry, and her then-husband Gavin Rossdale, who is credited as "GMR". Nellee Hooper produced the song, with Mark "Spike" Stent serving as an additional producer. An Europop and synthpop ballad, "The Real Thing" talks about mutual love between two lovers. Interscope Records released the track as a promotional single exclusively in the Philippines a year after the album's release. It was released as a CD single that featured a remix by the music duo Wendy & Lisa. The remix was also included on the deluxe edition of L.A.M.B., as well as on the international version of the album.

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  • "The Real Thing" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her debut solo studio album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004). It was written by Stefani, Linda Perry, and her then-husband Gavin Rossdale, who is credited as "GMR". Nellee Hooper produced the song, with Mark "Spike" Stent serving as an additional producer. An Europop and synthpop ballad, "The Real Thing" talks about mutual love between two lovers. Interscope Records released the track as a promotional single exclusively in the Philippines a year after the album's release. It was released as a CD single that featured a remix by the music duo Wendy & Lisa. The remix was also included on the deluxe edition of L.A.M.B., as well as on the international version of the album. After its release, "The Real Thing" received generally favorable reviews from critics. Critics appreciated the "vintage" production of the song and labeled it a stand-out track on the album, while also noting its New Order influence. Stefani performed the single throughout her 2005 Harajuku Lovers Tour in a vintage red bathing suit along with a group of breakdancers and the Harajuku Girls. The live performance was praised and compared to similar works by Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. (en)
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