Can't Pretend

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"Can't Pretend"
Single by Tom Odell
from the album Long Way Down
Released6 March 2013
FormatDigital download
Songwriter(s)Tom Odell
Tom Odell singles chronology
"Another Love"
"Can't Pretend"
"Hold Me"

"Can't Pretend" is the first single released by British singer-songwriter Tom Odell, from his debut studio album, Long Way Down (2013). The song was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 6 March 2013 and peaked at number 67 on the UK Singles Chart. It was used in the trailer "Desert" of the second season of The Newsroom, as well as The Blacklist episode "Milton Bobbit", Crisis épisode "Found" and The 100 episode "Earth Skills". Used on America's Got Talent

Live performances[edit]

On 23 February 2013 he performed the song live on British chat show The Jonathan Ross Show.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
1."Can't Pretend"3:42

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[3] 33
France (SNEP)[4] 200
Iceland (Tonlist)[5] 17
Ukraine Rock (FDR Music Charts)[6] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 67

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 6 March 2013[8] Digital download Columbia


  1. ^ Tom Odell - Can't Pretend (Live Jonathan Ross Show). YouTube
  2. ^ " – Tom Odell – Can't Pretend" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  3. ^ " – Tom Odell – Can't Pretend" (in French). Ultratip.
  4. ^ " – Tom Odell – Can't Pretend" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Icelandic Singles Chart". Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  6. ^ "Rock" (in Ukrainian). FDR Music Charts. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Tom Odell > UK Charts".
  8. ^ iTunes - Music - Can't Pretend - Single by Tom Odell