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The Platters

The Great Pretender

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1955
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  • 1953

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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...

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This song is listed #351 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Argentina, United States, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Romania, Norway, and France.

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