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Song of the day for January 19, 2024

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Chrissie Hyde and the BBC Concert Orchestra perform "Brass In Pocket," the hit single that propelled The Pretenders to UK No.1 in 1980. Inspired by a casual remark about having "Brass in Pocket," the song became the band's biggest hit at the time, reaching No. 1 in the UK and No. 14 in the US. The music video was among the first aired on MTV's launch in 1981.

Today’s song is Chrissie Hyde and the BBC Concert Orchestra doing the song Brass In Pocket.

Chrissie Hyde is the vocalist for The Pretenders.

On January 19, 1980 The Pretenders scored their first UK No.1 hit with their third single ‘Brass In Pocket’. The bands self-titled debut album started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK chart also on this day. Singer Chrissie Hynde got the idea for the song’s title when, during an after-show dinner, she overheard someone enquiring if anyone had, “Picked up dry cleaning? Any brass in pocket?”

“Brass in Pocket” became the band’s biggest hit to that point, reaching number one in the UK and number 14 in the US. Its music video was the seventh video aired on MTV on its launch on 1 August 1981.

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