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2000 Miles – Pretenders

The Pretenders occupied the UK top 40 for six weeks in 1983 and 1984 with this track.

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Thirty years ago this week, 2000 miles by the Pretenders was at its highest position of number 15 in the UK singles chart for the second of two weeks. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 35. After falling from its peak position, the song spent two more weeks in the top 40 and then left the chart.

2000 miles was released on the Real record label and was the eighth of thirteen top 40 hits for the Pretenders in the UK. It was taken from the gold-selling album Learning to crawl, which peaked at number 11 in the UK album chart in 1984.

More music from the Pretenders


UK singles chart for the week ending 31 December 1983

  1. Only youFlying Pickets

  2. My oh mySlade

  3. VictimsCulture Club

  4. Love of the common peoplePaul Young

  5. Marguerita timeStatus Quo

  6. Hold me nowThompson Twins

  7. Tell her about itBilly Joel

  8. Islands in the streamKenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

  9. Let’s stay togetherTina Turner

  10. Please don’t fall in loveCliff Richard


  1. 2000 milesPretenders

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