The Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong" Single (1986)
The Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong" Single (1986)
The Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong" Single (1986)
WEA Records

The Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong" Single (1986)

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Details: A used copy of The Pretenders' hit "Don't Get Me Wrong," on WEA Records (UK). Cover has a bit of bending and wear but otherwise in great condition! Video (below) is set to a backdrop of Avengers (Steed and Peel circa Rigg) -era drama! ;) Fun single!

Description: "Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde recalled how “Don’t Get Me Wrong,” a song inspired by her friend and tennis star John McEnroe, included a melody she “nicked” from an airline announcement. The 1986 track appeared on the band’s album Get Close after she’d found inspiration while aboard a plane, as she told [DJ Joe Benson] on the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show.

“I wanted to write a song for John because I’ve known him for a long time and he’s always getting in trouble – so I heard,” Hynde said. “Because I never watched him play tennis particularly because I’m not really a tennis fan. I hate to admit it because I don’t think he likes that very much. He used to say, ‘Can’t you just pretend you’re into athletics when you’re with me?'

“He loved playing guitar," she continued. "He’s a big music person, which is how I knew him because he used to come to our shows and he was friendly with the band and stuff. I had in mind that I was going to write this song for him to do. Years later, when I was on British [Airways], I heard an announcement – because I did write some of that song on a plane – and I think I nicked one of the top-line melodies from the overhead announcement: ‘Dong-dong-dong-dong … Welcome to British Airways.’ So … fuck them too!” - Ultimate Classic Rock

Grade: VG (Cover) / NM (Record)


1. Don't Get Me Wrong


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