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Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead

Radiohead took this track into the UK top 40 for three weeks in 1995.

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Twenty years ago this week, Fake plastic trees by Radiohead reached its highest position of number 20 in the UK singles chart, having entered the top 40 the previous week at number 21. After one week at its peak position, the song fell to number 37 for a final week in the top 40.

Fake plastic trees was released on the Parlophone record label and was the fifth UK top 40 hit for Radiohead. It was taken from the quadruple-platinum-selling album The bends, which peaked at number 4 in the UK albums chart.

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UK singles chart for the week ending 3 June 1995

  1. Unchained melody / (There’ll be bluebirds over) the White Cliffs of DoverRobson Green and Jerome Flynn

  2. Common peoplePulp

  3. GuaglionePerez ‘Prez’ Prado and His Orchestra

  4. Scatman (ski-ba-bop-ba-dop-bop)Scatman John

  5. (Everybody’s got to learn sometime) I need your lovingBaby D

  6. That look in your eyeAli Campbell

  7. Surrender your loveNightcrawlers

  8. YesMcAlmont & Butler

  9. Your loving arms (remix)Billie Ray Martin

  10. DreamerLivin’ Joy


  1. Fake plastic treesRadiohead

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