Christmas Chart #17 – 2000 Miles

The Proclaimers walked a total of 1000 miles to prove their love, but The Pretenders went 1000 miles further in the search of a Christmas hit.  2000 Miles was a popular, if melancholy, hit from Christmas 1983 which is surprising since it was actually released as the B-side to Middle of the Road.  2000 Miles reached #15 in the UK chart, and can now be heard in department stores everywhere.  Although it is now part of the packaged Christmas sound the haunting bells and simple refrain that starts the song always gives me a shiver of winter…

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