Cool, tough, sexy and swaggering, the songs of Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders haven't lost a bit of verve. Here are 16 key cuts from their 1980-87 prime including every hit: Back on the Chain Gang; Don't Get Me Wrong; Middle of the Road; Brass in Pocket; Show Me; My Baby; Stop Your Sobbing , and more!
Ignoring the "Precious
" side of Chrissie Hynde's rocking and writing, The Singles
still captures a good bit of what was special about her in the '80s. Bopping assertions of strength ("Brass in Pocket"), wistful dreaminess ("Talk of the Town"), flat-out weepers ("2000 Miles"), her tough-mom attitude ("Middle of the Road")--the many sides of her seven-inches are generously surveyed herein. --Rickey Wright