I Pretend

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"I Pretend"
Single by Des O'Connor
B-side"Thinking of You"[1]
Format7", 45rpm
GenreEasy listening
Songwriter(s)Barry Mason and Les Reed[1]
Producer(s)Norman Newell[1]

"I Pretend" is a song written by Barry Mason and Les Reed.[2] Des O'Connor's recording of this track became a number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart in July 1968,[3] and a number-one hit in Ireland the same month. His version was released in the United States on Diamond Records. However, it failed to chart.

The only version of the song to chart in the United States was by Mel Carter, whose cover hit #38 on the Easy Listening charts in the fall of 1968.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Des O'Connor - I Pretend (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2009-03-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 221. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary (1st ed.). Record Research. p. 43.