“The Real Thing” is a song by the Dutch Eurodance group 2 Unlimited. It was released in May 1994 as the lead single from their third studio album, “Real Things.” 2 Unlimited, consisting of rapper Ray Slijngaard and vocalist Anita Doth, gained international fame in the early 1990s with their high-energy dance tracks and catchy melodies. Upon its release, “The Real Thing” achieved commercial success, particularly in Europe. The song performed well reaching top five in music charts in numerous countries and became a hit in the dance and Eurodance music scene of the 1990s.
“The Real Thing” is an upbeat and energetic Eurodance song, characteristic of 2 Unlimited’s signature style. The song’s lyrics express a passionate and genuine love, proclaiming that the love they share is the real thing and unlike any other.
2 Unlimited was known for their string of successful dance tracks, including “Get Ready for This,” “Twilight Zone,” and “No Limit.” These songs helped to establish them as one of the most successful Eurodance acts of their time. The group’s style, characterized by catchy hooks, repetitive lyrics, and infectious beats, became synonymous with the Eurodance genre and contributed to its popularity in the early 1990s. While 2 Unlimited eventually disbanded in the late 1990s, their music continues to be celebrated and remains popular in dance and electronic music circles. Their contribution to the Eurodance movement has left a lasting impact on the genre and the music industry as a whole. “The Real Thing” remains a beloved track from 2 Unlimited’s discography, reflecting the exuberant and energetic sound that made them a sensation in the 1990s dance music scene.