EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘I Pretend’ – Des O’Connor

What was the number one song in the UK on 24th July 1968?

British singer and TV presenter Des O’Connor, hit the top spot with I Pretend for 1 week.

What do you mean, I have to review a song sung by TV “legend” Des O’Connor?! The things I do for Talk About Pop Music…It is everything you’d imagine it to be- easy-listening, dull, but inoffensive with cheesy vocals and lyrics. If you’re a fan of all that then this will be right up your street. However, it’s a million miles away for me.

Lyrics

Sitting here so lonely in the firelight
Listening for a footstep on the stairs
All I have to talk to is the moonlight
Shining on an empty chair
So I’ll pretend, your loving arms are reaching out for me
Yes I’ll pretend, and though my eyes are closed I still can see
As I pretend, the world is new and like it used to be
One day our love must end
Till then I’ll just pretend
Something made her change, what could it be now
Wish I knew exactly what I’d done
If there’s someone else I’ll set you free now
Guess I’ve lost and he has won
So I’ll pretend, your loving arms are reaching out for me
Yes I’ll pretend, and though my eyes are closed I still can see
As I pretend, the world is new and like it used to be
One day our love must end
Till then I’ll just pretend
One day our love must end
Till then I’ll just pretend

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