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Freddie Mercury

The Great Pretender

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  • 1956
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“The Great Pretender” is a popular song recorded by The Platters, with Tony Williams on lead vocals, and released as a single on November 3, 1955. The words and music were created by Buck Ram, the Platters’ manager and producer who was a successful songwriter before moving into producing and management. The Great Pretender reached the number one position on both the R&B and pop charts in 1956. In 2004, the song was voted 351st greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I'm wearing my heart like a crown ... I seem to be what I'm not you see ... Just laughing and gay like a clown (oooh oooh

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Most votes come from Spain, Germany, Poland, and Greece.


More songs by Freddie Mercury (See Charts): Hot And Cold, and Living On My Own.

Popular in R&b (See Charts): Who Is It, Human Nature, Superstition, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life, Purple Rain, Crazy In Love, Baby Boy, Don'T Stop The Music, Don'T Forget About Us, and Over And Over.


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