Pretenders

Day After Day

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One of the few true high points of the Pretenders' extremely spotty second album, "Day After Day" is a song of longing. Based on a teasingly elongated melody that threatens to move off of a single guitar chord for an excruciatingly long time before it finally does and featuring some of Chrissie Hynde's most luxurious, sexy vocals, "Day After Day" musically evokes a feeling of spinning madly in one place while longing to go off somewhere else, a nice bit of musical mirroring of Hynde's lovestruck vocals and frustrated lyrics. Somehow, like the other two singles from Pretenders II, "Message of Love" and even the glorious "Talk of the Town," "Day After Day" didn't manage to chart as a single.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Pretenders II 1981 Sire 3:45
No Image 1981 Sire
The Singles 1987 Sire 4:01
Pirate Radio 2006 Rhino / Warner Bros. 3:48
Original Album Series 2010 Rhino Flashback / Warner Bros. 3:47
1979-1999: The Pretenders Box Set 2015 Edsel / Rhino 4:41