He's a Pretender

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"He's a Pretender" is a 1983 song by R&B female group High Inergy. This was the lead single of their last album Groove Patrol, before disbanding in 1984, and it peaked at #82 in the Billboard Hot 100, #62 in the R&B charts.

In 1985, Jennifer Holliday covered this song on her album Say You Love Me. The song was also covered by La Toya Jackson on her 1986 album Imagination

La Toya Jackson version[edit]

"He's a Pretender"
Single by La Toya Jackson
from the album Imagination
B-side "How Do I Tell Them"
Released 1986
Format 7" single
Recorded 1985[1]
Genre Pop/R&B/Soul/Dance
Length 3:38
Label Private-I Records
Producer(s) Joe Isgro, Mike Piccirillo, Gary Goetzman
La Toya Jackson singles chronology
"Baby Sister"
(1985)
"He's a Pretender"
(1985)
"Imagination"
(1986)

La Toya Jackson covered the song on her fourth album Imagination, and it was released as its lead single. Because of financial problems at the now defunct Private-I Records, the single, nor the album it comes from, received the necessary promotion to make it a success. The song peaked at #76 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart.

The single was released on 7" format with the album track "How Do I Tell Them" on the B-side.

Versions[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "He's a Pretender" (Album version) 3:40
2. "He's a Pretender" (Album version instrumental) 3:40

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