Pretend We're Dead

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"Pretend We're Dead"
Single by L7
from the album Bricks Are Heavy
Released 1992
Format 12", CD maxi, cassette single
Recorded 1991- 1992
Genre Grunge[1]
Length 3:55
Label Slash
Writer(s) Donita Sparks
Producer(s) L7, Butch Vig

"Pretend We're Dead" is a 1992 song by all-female grunge band L7, from the album Bricks Are Heavy.[2] The song was written and sung by Donita Sparks.[3] The song peaked at #8 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. The song is also featured in the video games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the fictional radio station Radio X and Rock Band 2. It was also featured on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head and on a trailer for Shaun of the Dead. The song was also used in 2012 teen drama film The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pretend We're Dead" (Sparks)
  2. "Shitlist" (Sparks)
  3. "Lopsided Head"
  4. "Mr. Integrity" (Sparks)

Chart position[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1992 "Pretend We're Dead" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 8
1992 "Pretend We're Dead" UK Singles Chart 21


  1. ^ Danaher, Michael (August 4, 2014). "The 50 Best Grunge Songs". Paste. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Watts, Ted (September 7, 1995). "L7's Finch doesn't rock by the numbers". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  3. ^

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