The Pretenders - 2000 Miles (1983)

I love this tune, but heaven knows why it Peaked at #15. The single preceded the band's third studio album Learning To Crawl, but was only released as a B-side to Middle Of The Road in the US.

The low budget video features Chrissie Hynde in synthetic snow dressed as a Salvation Army member, and the most exciting moment in an otherwise dull video is the guy dressed as a polar bear pretending to play Christmas bells using the icicles.

In 1995, The Pretenders released a live version of 2000 Miles to promote the album The Isle Of View, which featured live, acoustic versions of their hit songs. The single was a bit of a flop, though, only reaching #82 in the British singles chart.

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