Fake (Simply Red song)
|Single by Simply Red|
|from the album Home|
|Released||July 7, 2003|
|Format||CD single, CD maxi, 12" single|
|Genre||Dance-pop, adult contemporary|
Chris de Margary
|Simply Red singles chronology|
"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.
|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|
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.
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||4|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||12|
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||43|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||6|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||41|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||21|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||1|
"Nothing Fails" by Madonna
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs number-one single
February 14, 2004
"Give It Up" by Kevin Aviance
- "Ultratop.be – Simply Red – Fake" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
- "Ultratop.be – Simply Red – Fake" (in French). Ultratip.
- "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "Italiancharts.com – Simply Red – Fake". Top Digital Download.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Simply Red search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
- "Simply Red – Fake – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
- "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. February 14, 2000. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
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