Reality Richard Sanderson



” Reality ” is by Richard Sanderson, the English singer. Richard was just five years of age when began playing classical music on the piano.
Ten years later he studied guitar and went on to become the organ player of a local rock band, Lover’s Love. At twenty-one, Richard formed his band and toured the World playing in hotels.
He then moves to the United States and played with different groups, during this time he studied harmony and orchestration at the Berklee College of Music.
Richard has released twelve albums, three Compilations and twenty-five singles to date, he has also scored four films.
” Reality ” was written by Vladimir Cosma and Jeff Jordan with production for the single by Pierre Richard Muller. The single was released in 1980 by record labels Barclay, Polydor and Universal ( all part of Universal Music Group ) and featured on the soundtrack to the film, La Boum ( The Party or Ready for Love ).
The French comedy, released in 1980, was directed by Claude Pinoteau and starred Sophie Marceau, who went on to star in Academy Award-winning Braveheart and The World Is Not Enough from the James Bond franchise. An international box-office hit, La Boum was based around a thirteen-year-old French girl called Vic who was finding her way to a new high school and how she coped with domestic problems.
” Reality ” is a ballad with a composition that consists of synthesisers and guitar riffs, which classifies it as soft-rock. The song was such a huge success for Richard it led to more hits including ” Your Eyes “, ” She’s a Lady ” and ” Sun “. A popular song it has been covered numerous times by different artists. There is also a Spanish version, with the title ” Mi Realidad “.
On Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar ( Germany Seeks the Superstar ), also called DSDS, the song has been performed many times, helping to increase the popularity of the song. ” Reality ” has sold over 8 million copies worldwide, which means it is included in the list of the best-selling singles of all time.
Between 1980 and 1982 and after the re-release in 1987, ” Reality ” became a significant hit in Europe and Asia. The song topped the charts in fifteen countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Finland and Switzerland.
In France, the song was certified Platinum by the Syndicat national de l’édition phonographique ( The National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing ) with sales of 1,225,000.

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Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 16, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Italy (AFI) 1, Japan (Oricon) 11, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1

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