The Pretenders

The Pretenders


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  • Hate for Sale
  • July 2020
  • 10 Songs

Top Songs

Brass in Pocket [2009 Remaster]
I'll Stand by You
Back on the Chain Gang [2009 Remaster]
Middle of the Road [2009 Remaster]
Didn't Want to Be This Lonely


  • Didn't Want to Be This Lonely

    May 2020 • 1 song

  • Turf Accountant Daddy

    May 2020 • 1 song

  • You Can't Hurt a Fool

    Apr 2020 • 1 song

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  • The Pretenders
  • Biography

    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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