Always the Pretenders

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"Always the Pretenders"
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Single by Europe
from the album Secret Society
B-side"Always the Pretenders" (Album Version)
Released11 October 2006
FormatCD single
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
LabelSanctuary Records
Songwriter(s)Joey Tempest / John Levén
Europe singles chronology
"Always the Pretenders"
"Last Look at Eden"
Audio sample

"Always the Pretenders" is a 2006 single released by the Swedish rock band Europe. It is the first single from Europe's album Secret Society, and was released on 11 October 2006. The single peaked at number 2 on the Swedish singles chart.

The song is co-written by vocalist Joey Tempest and bassist John Levén, and was inspired by a phonecall Tempest received on 11 September 2001.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Always the Pretenders" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Always the Pretenders" (Album Version)
  3. "Flames" (Live at B.B.King's, New York 2005)
  4. "Superstitious" (Live at B.B.King's, New York 2005)


Chart positions[edit]

Year List Peak Ref.
2006 Swedish Singles Chart 2 [1]


  1. ^ "Swedish Singles Chart". Retrieved 2009-11-07.

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