Lemon Tree (Fool's Garden song)

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"Lemon Tree"
Single by Fool's Garden
from the album Dish of the Day
B-side "Finally"
Released April 1995 (USA)
October 1995 (UK and Europe)
July 1996 (Europe re-issue)
Format CD single, CD maxi
Recorded 1994
Genre Rock, Baroque pop, Britpop
Length 3:11
Label Intercord
Writer(s) Peter Freudenthaler,
Volker Hinkel
Producer(s) Peter Freudenthaler,
Volker Hinkel, Bernd Hasebrink,
Thomas Mangold, Roland Röhl,
Ralf Wochele
Certification Gold France, 1996
Fool's Garden singles chronology
"Wild Days"
(1994)
"Lemon Tree"
(1995)
"Wild Days" (re-release)
(1996)

"Lemon Tree" is a song by German band Fool's Garden from the album Dish of the Day, which was released as a single in 1995 and became a major international hit in 1996. The single reached number 26 in the UK charts and remained at number one for several weeks in Germany. It also reached number one in Ireland and later Dustin the Turkey recorded a Christmas-parody called "Christmas Tree".[1] Taiwanese singer Tarcy Su (in both Mandarin & Cantonese)[2] released covers of the song as did Korean singer Park Hye Kyung.

The band recorded a new version of the song in prior for their 2009 release High Times - The Best of Fools Garden. The singles "Wild Days" and "Suzy" were also re-recorded for this album.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Lemon Tree" — 3:11
  2. "Finally" — 4:29
CD maxi
  1. "Lemon Tree" — 3:11
  2. "Finally" — 4:29
  3. "Spirit '91" (dance mix) — 4:11

"Lemon Tree" and "Finally" are both taken from the album Dish of the Day.
The original version of "Spirit '91" from the band's first album Once in a Blue Moon.

Personnel[edit]

  • All songs written by Peter Freudenthaler and Volker Hinkel
  • Vocals: Peter Freudenthaler
  • Bass: Thomas Mangold
  • Drums: Ralf Wochele
  • Guitar: Volker Hinkel
  • Keyboards: Roland Röhl
  • Artwork: Müller & Steeneck Stuttgart

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Spaceman" by Babylon Zoo
German number one single
23 February 1996 – 15 March 1996 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Children" by Robert Miles
Austrian number one single (first run)
March 17, 1996 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Macarena" by Los Del Rio
Preceded by
"Macarena" by Los Del Rio
Austrian number one single (second run)
31 March 1996 (1 week)
Preceded by
"Children" by Robert Miles
Norwegian VG-Lista number-one single
21/1996 – 24/1996 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Killing Me Softly" by The Fugees
Preceded by
"Until It Sleeps" by Metallica
Swedish number one single
14 June 1996 (1 week)
Preceded by
"Killing Me Softly" by The Fugees
Irish IRMA number one single
27 July 1996 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Wannabe" by Spice Girls

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dustin - 20 Years A Pluckin' Out Now On DVD".
  2. ^ Tarcy Su - Lemon Tree (both Madarin & Cantonese lyrics provided; backing music in Mandarin)
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 06/22/96". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 108 (25): 61. February 19, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  8. ^ "Fool's Garden: Lemon Tree" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: F". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Fool's Garden search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree". VG-lista.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree". Singles Top 60.
  17. ^ "Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 10 April 2008)
  19. ^ 1996 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  20. ^ 1996 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  21. ^ 1996 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  22. ^ "Single top 100 over 1996" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  23. ^ 1996 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  24. ^ 1996 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  25. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  26. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Lemon+Tree')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  28. ^ Norwegian certifications Ifpi.no (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  29. ^ Swedish certifications Ifpi.se (Retrieved 11 September 2008)
  30. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved 20 August 2008)

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