I Pretend

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"I Pretend"
Single by Des O'Connor
B-side "Thinking of You"[1]
Released 1968
Format 7", 45rpm
Genre Easy listening
Length 2:49
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.

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. ^ [1][dead 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. 
Preceded by
"Baby, Come Back" by The Equals
UK number one single
24 July 1968
Succeeded by
"Mony Mony" by Tommy James & The Shondells