The Pretenders

The Pretenders

The Pretenders


Latest Release

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  • Relentless
  • September 2023
  • 12 Songs

Top Songs

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Brass in Pocket [2006 Remaster]
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I'll Stand by You [2009 Remaster]
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Back on the Chain Gang
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Don't Get Me Wrong
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Middle of the Road


  • A Love

    Jul 2023 • 1 song

  • I Think About You Daily

    Jun 2023 • 1 song

  • Let the Sun Come In

    May 2023 • 1 song

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Over the years, the Pretenders became a vehicle for guitarist/vocalist Chrissie Hynde's songwriting, yet it was a full-fledged band when it was formed in the late '70s. With their initial records, the group crossed the bridge between punk/new wave and Top 40 pop more than any other band, recording a series of hard, spiky singles that were also melodic and immediately accessible. Hynde was an invigorating, sexy singer who bent the traditional male roles of rock & roll to her own liking, while guitarist James Honeyman-Scott created a sonic palette filled with suspended chords, e...
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