The Pretenders - 2000 Miles

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The Pretenders - 2000 Miles (Official Music Video)

You're watching the official music video for '2000 Miles' by The Pretenders first released as a single in November 1983 and later on the 1984 Platitnum-selling album 'Learning To Crawl'.

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"2000 Miles" is a song by The Pretenders that was released in 1983 as the preceding single to their 1984 album, Learning to Crawl. It was most popular in the UK, where it peaked at No. 15 on the UK Singles Chart in December 1983. In the US, it was released as the B-side of both the 7-inch single and 12-inch single remix of the band's hit, "Middle of the Road".

Considered a Christmas song, it has been released on various Christmas compilation albums. While many people believe the song's title and lyrics refer to two long-distance lovers who miss each other over the holidays, it was actually written for James Honeyman-Scott, the group's original guitar player, who died the year before the song was released.

"Robbie McIntosh plays beautifully on '2000 Miles'," singer Chrissie Hynde recalled. "Anything to avoid listening to my voice and my stupid words."

The official video features Hynde dressed as a member of the Salvation Army in a snowy location.
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