Fake (Simply Red song)

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"Fake"
Single by Simply Red
from the album Home
Released July 7, 2003
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" single
Genre Dance-pop, adult contemporary
Length 3:58
Label Simplyred.com
Writer(s) Sara Brown
Chris de Margary
Mick Hucknall
Mark Jaimes
John Johnson
Dee Johnson
Ian Kirkham
Steve Lewinson
Kenji Suzuki
Gota Yashiki
Producer(s) Mick Hucknall
Stewart Levine
Simply Red singles chronology
"Sunrise"
(2003)
"Fake"
(2003)
"You Make Me Feel Brand New"
(2003)

"Fake" is a song written and recorded by British soft rock group Simply Red. It was released in July 2003 as the second single from the album, Home. It was the next single after their international smash hit "Sunrise". It reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play for the week of February 14, 2004.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Fake" (Radio Mix) 3:43
2. "Fake" (Album Edit) 3:15
3. "Fake" (Love To Infinity Classic Radio Mix) 4:37
4. "Fake" (Love To Infinity Club Mix) 7:00
5. "Fake" (Phunk Investigation Radio Edit) 3:02
6. "Fake" (Phunk Investigation Exte-Club Mix) 7:03
7. "Fake" (Phunk Investigation In Elettrica Dub Mix) 7:07

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed at a nightclub in Watford, England and was directed by Andy Morahan. It features Mick Hucknall walking around in the nightclub and talking to people who look like famous artists and celebrities. Among them are doubles of Eminem, Ozzy Osbourne, Naomi Campbell, Kylie Minogue, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro, Madonna, Pamela Anderson, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Halle Berry, Michael Jackson, Joan Collins, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham. Hucknall also meets his own double. It also features Hucknall in a library when the line "I read a book and it's your face" is said.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003-2004) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[1] 4
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[2] 12
Germany (Media Control Charts)[3] 43
Italy (FIMI)[4] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 41
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 21
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[7] 1
Preceded by
"Nothing Fails" by Madonna
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs number-one single
February 14, 2004
Succeeded by
"Give It Up" by Kevin Aviance

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