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The Pretenders — Don't Get Me Wrong
Album: Get Close
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7.3

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Total ratings: 1546









Released: 1986
Length: 3:41
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Don't get me wrong
If I'm looking kind of dazzled
I see neon lights
Whenever you walk by

Don't get me wrong
If you say "hello" and I take a ride
Upon a sea where the mystic moon
Is playing havoc with the tide
Don't get me wrong

Don't get me wrong
If I'm acting so distracted
I'm thinking about the fireworks
That go off when you smile

Don't get me wrong
If I split like light refracted
I'm only off to wander
Across a moonlit mile

Once in awhile
Two people meet
Seemingly for no reason
They just pass on the street
Suddenly thunder, showers everywhere
Who can explain the thunder and rain
But there's something in the air

Don't get me wrong
If I come and go like fashion
I might be great tomorrow
But hopeless yesterday

Don't get me wrong
If I fall in the 'Mode of Passion'
It might be unbelievable
But let's not say "So long"
It might just be fantastic
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 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
Overplayed, IMHO.
 Like ever other pretenders song

I'm ok with this because she isn't given enough time to do the vibrato thing that winds me up
Anyone else reminded of "The Magicians" (TV show)?
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
Overplayed, IMHO.
 

Was at one point but honestly I have not heard this in a long time so it is nice now.
Overplayed, IMHO.
So goood ,every time!!!
good song
Fantastic pop song. Relatively timeless too!
 lily34 wrote:
i love the pretenders and chrissie...but this always made me think "pretenders lite", at least that's how it feels.
 
It totally is, but it brings me back to some good parties as a senior in college, so I'm a little soft on it, lol
Chrissie!  A rocker chick who could hurt you with a smile.  
Love deb
 lily34 wrote:
i love the pretenders and chrissie...but this always made me think "pretenders lite", at least that's how it feels.

 
Yep
 ziakut wrote:
There's a tough exterior to Chrissy Hynde that is appealing...but she also has a vulnerability in her vocal tone that makes her so unique. Great tune...but not my favorite of Pretenders.

 
That's it. She conveys herself with a hearty facade of f-u but her lyrics are actually warm and romantic. Kinda like Cat Stevens, who was gruff sounding but really humanistic and gentle as a songwriter. 
lucky me, i PSD'd here from Ben Harper and his 'message'
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}
ei chrissy mei mädche
Typical "happy" song that immediately have my foot tapping and see me discreetly dance on my chair. It doesn't last long until I stand up and sing along, dancing in my living room ( ah how I love working from home !) . This is also one of the songs during which my cat looks at me with a "what's wrong with you human ?" look on her face as she makes a point to not move at all . 

It's maybe "only" pop music, it fully deserves a 9 !

{#Dancingbanana}  {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
One of the all-time pop classics
..Let's dance!! ...{#Bananasplit}
There is Godlike,but then you meet God. His name is Chrissie.
{#Bananapiano}{#Heartkiss}{#Bananapiano}   ........... luv it.   "OU T S T A N D I N G"
 eastcoast wrote:
Great Album...there is a great version of the rarely played Hendrix's song Room Full of Mirrors.
 
It's been a long time since I listened to that one, but I beat this album to death during my last year in college while studying in England (such good times. The final exams—all or nothing, none of your work during the year counted—were stress city but in the end not that hard). 

I'm pretty sure that this song was the designated single on the album—hence the poppiness. It was a big hit here and in the UK and rightfully so. I think my favorite track at the time was "Tradition of Love."
i love the pretenders and chrissie...but this always made me think "pretenders lite", at least that's how it feels.
There are some real gems from this effort...
..never enough..!.. 

ckcotton wrote:
TOOOO many times....

:(

 
 


TOOOO many times....

:(

 
WAKE UP IN THE ELDERLY HOME!

MUSIC's playin'...!



What a sweet-sweet BEAUTY!

There's a tough exterior to Chrissy Hynde that is appealing...but she also has a vulnerability in her vocal tone that makes her so unique. Great tune...but not my favorite of Pretenders.
yes yes yes.
(gets up like homer-automaton, sjhambles towards dvd cabinet)
must watch concert again...must watch concert again....

as female rockers go, this lady rings my bell, pushes all buttons.
love her music, love her style...
 Mandible wrote:
They used this song in Bridget Jones' Diary!!!
 
She is so cool

Can't belive this song has been out for almost a quarter century.......must be getting old
Very nice!!
They used this song in Bridget Jones' Diary!!!
U——GO——Girl
andrewimft
(North Californie) 

"Should I hate '70's music because of Afternoon Delight?"

I LOVED Afternoon Delight!  It took me till my fourth decade to catch "Sky Rockets in flight!", HA!, but man, when I was a kid, that song ruled...

 casey1024 wrote:
Love this.
 
Me, 2!

 andrewimft wrote:
You have now been crucified, but trust me, it ain't too bad, I went easy on ya, and by now you're probably being resurrected from the dead as we speak.
 
Kinda like the 80's... {#Roflol}
I've always liked this group and Chrissie's solo stuff too.  I can't think of any songs of hers/theirs I dislike.
Can't stand this.
Love this.
TheFriendlyCat wrote:
Oh. God. The. Eighties. :shifty: (don't crucify me, please!)
Hating a decade is lame and a silly prejudice. I mean really narrow minded to shut your ears to a period, any period of time has things for you to like and not like. Should I hate the '50's because of Pat Boone when there was great doo wop vocal music to enjoy or Elvis Presley? Should I hate the '60's because of some wretched song by a bubblegum band and tune out the Beatles? Should I hate '70's music because of Afternoon Delight and close my ears to Led Zeppelin? Should I hate the '00's because of some idiotic rap or techno song and tune out Gnarls Barkley or the great songs I hear on Radio Paradise. OF COURSE NOT.
Oh. God. Another Stupid remark about the Eighties or a decade to hate. :shifty:
You have now been crucified, but trust me, it ain't too bad, I went easy on ya, and by now you're probably being resurrected from the dead as we speak.
Don't get me wrong If I'm acting so distracted I'm thinking about the fireworks That go off when you smile :biggrin:
TheFriendlyCat wrote:
Oh. God. The. Eighties. :shifty: (don't crucify me, please!)
Oh. God. The. Boring. Nineties. (Crucify me, please. With Nine Inch Nails.)
RonH wrote:
Chrissy Hines talks like a sailor in concert. It washed away my admiration for her.
Would you be as critical of a male rock star?
decent song on the FM dial
Nice change from Nick Drake and Ray LaMontagne. That was a real twist-out-the-lightbulb-stick-your-head-in-the-microwave two-fer.
This song reminds me of Bridget Jones.
Oh. God. The. Eighties. :shifty: (don't crucify me, please!)
I've never been a huge Pretenders fan, but I really like this song, along with one or two others of theirs.
yogaboat wrote:
I. Love. This. Song.
I came here to write that, but since you beat me to it, I'll say - Best. Bridge. Ever.
Great Album...there is a great version of the rarely played Hendrix's song Room Full of Mirrors.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
hard to believe it's the same mouth that said "baby I'm too precious so f--koff!"
Actually that's exactly what I love about Chrissie - she's not afraid to be really macho and really tender. She makes rock belong to the girls, too. :dancingbanana_2:
One of the best songs ever.
Kinda' expect to this on an 80's / classic soft-rock-at-work station... yuck. Not what I listen to RP for...
Top song and nice segue into The Replacements. Another goodie would be The Strokes - Last night. Fits nicely....
yogaboat wrote:
I. Love. This. Song.
So. Do. I. one of my personal classics
lmic wrote:
:yes: And a bit o' sweet sentimentalism tossed in just for kicks. *sigh* --- Don't get me wrong If I'm acting so distracted I'm thinking about the fireworks That go off when you smile
hard to believe it's the same mouth that said "baby I'm too precious so f--koff!"
I. Love. This. Song.
exciter76 wrote:
perfect song for a perfect holiday day.... gosh...so...why I'm in my office now???
probably listening to radio paradise and the inestimable Chrissie Hynd et al :angel:
Always love this song. Good memories of carefree college days.
fire works. love this! :fire:
One of my favorite albums of that era. Great polished sound. "Tradition of Love" a standout on this one...
I love all those leatherclad tough rock n' roll image chicks in the 80s--Hynde, Jett, Lennox, etc. They were really exciting/inspiring in my girlhood and still are.
timeless.
highwindows wrote:
Sex on a stick!
:yes: And a bit o' sweet sentimentalism tossed in just for kicks. *sigh* --- Don't get me wrong If I'm acting so distracted I'm thinking about the fireworks That go off when you smile
RonH wrote:
Chrissy Hines talks like a sailor in concert. It washed away my admiration for her.
I think she's awesome. She pulls no punches, tells it like it is, and does it *her* way. For me, it makes her all the more admirable, gives the character a bit more colour, rather than a vanilla singer just barely satisfying the crowd. A bit of controversy is a good thing...look at George Carlin :) Oh, and the music's good too. And, impeccable taste in guitars :)
Sex on a stick!
Tele-blasting Chrissie, James Honeyman Scott on Ric, makes for a nice sound. Great memories, too.
10. TEN. Diez. RonH wrote:
Chrissy Hines talks like a sailor in concert. It washed away my admiration for her.
What part of tattooed rock chick was confusing you?
saw her in a punk documentary on IFC. very cool.
:dance:
"I can't help it that tattoos are considered high art and soap is rarely used in Ohio. She's from Ohio. What do you want. White-Trash capital of the world. :beat: Ya'll must be from West Virginia, where the the family tree has only one branch :iamwithstupid: :ass:
Margo Timmins, Kate Bush, and Chrissie Hynde. A fantasy threesome.
Memo to my wife: "Don't get me... this cd for Christmas."
Get close, get under my skin...mission completed.
Boring, dated, staid
mooseisadick wrote:
I can't help it that tattoos are considered high art and soap is rarely used in Ohio.
Wow... good one. I wonder how long you've been waiting to to use that witty comeback.
Jacksonstat wrote:
Give me a break. You should drop the "moose is".. based on this rude and ignorant comment, the latter part of your name sums you up nicely I think.
I can't help it that tattoos are considered high art and soap is rarely used in Ohio.
mooseisadick wrote:
She's from Ohio. What do you want. White-Trash capital of the world.
Give me a break. You should drop the "moose is".. based on this rude and ignorant comment, the latter part of your name sums you up nicely I think.
RonH wrote:
Chrissy Hines talks like a sailor in concert. It washed away my admiration for her.
She's from Ohio. What do you want. White-Trash capital of the world.
highwindows wrote:
The sexiest female voice out there - period!!
Not that she's better necessarily, but (if you haven't already) check out the Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Karen O is an amazing, updated garage version of the women rockers who paved the way for her. :-)
brokemusician wrote:
Don't get me wrong, but this is too mainstream for RP. My sister likes it, though.
Do yourself a favor...only open your mouth to change feet!!!
God, this right after Good Day Sunshine ... I'm going to wear out my office chair dancing it around my cubicle!!
The sexiest female voice out there - period!!
Don't get me wrong, but this is too mainstream for RP. My sister likes it, though.
well, that was enjoyable
perfect song for a perfect holiday day.... gosh...so...why I'm in my office now???
Great tune - their music never grows stale imho
:bananajam:
RonH wrote:
Chrissy Hines talks like a sailor in concert. It washed away my admiration for her.
:think: I'd sail way with her!
RonH wrote:
Chrissy Hines talks like a sailor in concert. It washed away my admiration for her.
I'm sure she's just crushed to hear that.
nice telecaster!
RonH wrote:
Chrissy Hines talks like a sailor in concert. It washed away my admiration for her.
Maybe you should stick to seeing The Wiggles On Ice. :cheesygrin:
Chrissy Hines talks like a sailor in concert. It washed away my admiration for her.
Great music... keep it on!
One of the queens of rock. If you saw her do Precious at the Rock Hall of Fame induction you saw one of the rockinest performances ever.
indypaul wrote:
I did not know that. How did that happen?
Their opening act for a show in Milwaukee backed out at the last minute and the Violent Femmes were outside where the show was going to take place (The Oriental) advertising for themselves and the Pretenders asked them to open. It is mentioned here: https://www.landmarktheaters.com/market/Milwaukee/OrientalTheatre.htm
I did not know that. How did that happen? jlind wrote:
Any band who discovered the Violent Femmes is ok in my book.
a lesser effort from a great band. i think james honeyman scott was already dead when this one was recorded. alas, its still not too bad.
Any band who discovered the Violent Femmes is ok in my book.
Hellagood band!
the female voice of the 1980s. And a great tunesmith.
emilym7 wrote:
This song reminds me how much I love falling in love.
You prescient mindreader, emilym7! Just what I feel when I hear this song.
Not bad. The rest of the album is better. 'Tradition of Love' rocks.
how the hell is this only voted as 6.7!? it's 9/10 !
GottaSneeze wrote:
I recognize this from a movie but I can't place it... Anyone?
Just looked it up. "Gung Ho."
Great song! So very true about love!
GottaSneeze wrote:
I recognize this from a movie but I can't place it... Anyone?
That Ron Howard Movie with Michael Keaton about a Japanese Carmaker moving into a small American Town. Name escapes me.....
I recognize this from a movie but I can't place it... Anyone?
Heathen wrote:
Utter crap :evil:
I agree with my neighbor to the north.
:music:
This song reminds me how much I love falling in love.
brucergtr58 wrote:
Good sh*t Maynard! Chrissie rules! I went through my Pretenders collection the other day with the intention of burning a 'best of' cd for the car. I ended up with 2 20 song cd's. :clap:
Easy to do.
Hey! Can anybody upload some of their earlier stuff, like "Bad Boys Get Spanked" ,"Waste Not Want Not" or "Cuban Slide"? The world would appreciate it. Thanks.
punky wrote:
One of the great songs from one of the great female rockers! :drummer: :guitarist: :D/ :D/
This is one of my favorite Pretenders songs...and just what I needed today.
One of the great songs from one of the great female rockers! :drummer: :guitarist: \:D/ \:D/
Gotta agree with the :bounce: Chrissie always gets a 10 in my book!
i never realized how many songs from the 80's sounded soooo much like this until it took me almost the entire intro to figure out what song this was.
:bounce:
Good sh*t Maynard! Chrissie rules! I went through my Pretenders collection the other day with the intention of burning a 'best of' cd for the car. I ended up with 2 20 song cd's. :clap: