Song title 658 - The Great Pretender

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The Great Pretender Region Profile

This page lists the chart runs for songs called "The Great Pretender" in order of success. This list combines cover versions and distinct songs that happen to share the same title.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Platters The Great Pretender 1956 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1955 (24 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Dec 1955 (22 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1956, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1956), US CashBox 2 of 1956, Your Hit Parade 2 of 1956, UK 5 - Sep 1956 (16 weeks), Flanders 5 - Dec 1956 (5 months), DDD 5 of 1955, D.Marsh 8 of 1955, US BB 12 of 1956, US invalid BB 17 of 1956, POP 17 of 1956, Italy 31 of 1957, nuTsie 37 of 1950s, Europe 50 of the 1950s (1956), Scrobulate 68 of oldies, Acclaimed 260 (1955), Rolling Stone 351, RYM 11 of 1955, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender 1987 Springbok 2 - Apr 1987 (20 weeks), UK 4 - Mar 1987 (12 weeks), Belgium 6 - Mar 1987 (9 weeks), Holland 9 - Mar 1987 (12 weeks), South Africa 10 of 1987, Switzerland 15 - Dec 1992 (13 weeks), Austria 30 - Jan 1993 (1 week), Japan (Tokyo) 95 - Dec 1992 (3 weeks), RYM 161 of 1987
3 Jimmy Parkinson The Great Pretender 1956 UK 9 - Mar 1956 (13 weeks)
4 Jackson Browne The Great Pretender unknown WXPN 109

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2 Feb 2016

Platters 3/15/56

was The Great Pretender by the Platters the number 1 song on the charts in3/15/1956?


30 Nov 2015

#4 - A+

Please take another look at this. I can find no record of a 1950's group titled A+ that recorded "The Great Pretender". Seems like this Chart Entry should be transferred to The Platters.

That looks right, data fixed, thanks


23 Sep 2014

this song is good

I thought would like this song ellie