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 (USA)
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 in the UK charts and remained at number one for several weeks in Germany. It also reached number one in Ireland. 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.

Covers and parodies[edit]

Dustin the Turkey recorded a Christmas-parody called "Christmas Tree".[1] Taiwanese singer Tarcy Su (in both Mandarin and Cantonese)[2] released covers of the song as did Korean singer Park Hye Kyung.

In 2015, the song was sampled by Derrick Hoh in his song "Lemon Tree". In 2018 the song was sampled and covered again by Pesho & Dave Bo, their version was also featured by Will Jay.

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dustin - 20 Years A Pluckin' Out Now On DVD" Archived 2017-07-30 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ Tarcy Su - Lemon Tree (both Mandarin & Cantonese lyrics provided; backing music in Mandarin)
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree" (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. ^ "Musicline.de – Fool's Garden Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Top 10 Czech Republic" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  13. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: F". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Fool's Garden" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree". VG-lista.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree". Singles Top 100.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 10 April 2008)
  20. ^ 1996 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at Archived 2009-06-14 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  21. ^ 1996 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  22. ^ 1996 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  23. ^ "Single top 100 over 1996" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 19 April 2010.
  24. ^ 1996 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  25. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  26. ^ 1996 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived 2013-10-21 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  27. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at Archived 2013-07-01 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  28. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2009-02-14 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  29. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Lemon+Tree')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
  30. ^ Norwegian certifications Ifpi.no Archived 2012-11-08 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 20 August 2008)
  31. ^ Swedish certifications Ifpi.se Archived 2012-05-21 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 11 September 2008)
  32. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 20 August 2008)

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