Lemon Tree (Fool's Garden song)

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"Lemon Tree"
Lemon Tree (Fool's Garden song) coverart.jpg
Single by Fool's Garden
from the album Dish of the Day
B-side"Finally"
ReleasedApril 1995 (US)
October 1995 (UK and Europe)
July 1996 (Europe re-issue)
Format
Recorded1994
Genre
Length3:11
LabelIntercord
Songwriter(s)Peter Freudenthaler,
Volker Hinkel
Producer(s)Peter Freudenthaler,
Volker Hinkel, Bernd Hasebrink,
Thomas Mangold, Roland Röhl,
Ralf Wochele
Fool's Garden singles chronology
"Wild Days"
(1994)
"Lemon Tree"
(1995)
"Wild Days"
(1996)
Music video
"Lemon Tree" on YouTube

"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 on the UK Singles Chart and remained at number one for four weeks in Germany. It also reached number one in Austria, Ireland, Norway and Sweden. Peter Freudenthaler said that he wrote the song on a Sunday afternoon when he was waiting for his girlfriend.

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
  • Bicchieri: Mattia Tugnoli

Charts and sales[edit]

Covers and parodies[edit]

Dustin the Turkey recorded a Christmas-parody called "Christmas Tree".[40] Taiwanese singer Tarcy Su released covers of the song (in both Mandarin and Cantonese)[41] as did Korean singer Park Hye Kyung.

In 2012, a Telugu movie by the name Tuneega Tuneega had a title track similar to the Lemon Tree with lyrics written by Krishna Chaitanya and performed by MK Balaji.

In 2015, the song was sampled by Derrick Hoh in his song "Lemon Tree".

In 2018 the song was covered again by Pesho & Dave Bo, their version also featuring Will Jay.

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 06/22/96". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 108 (25): 61. 19 February 1994. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. 25 May 1996. p. 16. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
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  11. ^ "Top 10 Czech Republic" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 25 June 2018. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Lemon Tree". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: F". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 19, 1996" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 9 September 2019.
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  23. ^ "SloTop50 – Slovenian official singles chart". SloTop50. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
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  31. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 1996" (in Swedish). Hitlistan. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  32. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1996" (in German). Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  33. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  34. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 1996". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  35. ^ "French single certifications – Foll's Garden – Lemon Tree" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  36. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Fool's Garden; 'Lemon Tree')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  37. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje Trofeer 1993–2011" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  38. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  39. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Fool's Garden; 'Lemon Tree')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  40. ^ "Dustin - 20 Years A Pluckin' Out Now On DVD" Archived 30 July 2017 at the Wayback Machine.
  41. ^ Tarcy Su - Lemon Tree (both Mandarin & Cantonese lyrics provided; backing music in Mandarin)

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