“Don’t Get Me Wrong” is a song written by Chrissie Hynde andd recorded by her British-American rock band The Pretenders. It was released in August 1986 with “Dance!” on the B-side as a lead single from their fourth studio album “Get Close.” The song is one of The Pretenders’ most popular hits and is known for its catchy pop-rock sound.
“Don’t Get Me Wrong” is characterized by its upbeat and jangly guitar-driven melody, Chrissie Hynde’s distinctive vocals, and the band’s signature blend of rock and pop elements. The song’s production creates a feel-good and radio-friendly atmosphere. The lyrics of “Don’t Get Me Wrong” convey themes of love and longing, with the narrator expressing affection for someone while acknowledging the complexities of their relationship.
“Don’t Get Me Wrong” was a commercial success, reaching high positions on music charts in various countries, including #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart in the United States. Its catchy melody and Chrissie Hynde’s charismatic vocal delivery resonated with audiences.
The music video for the song is a tribute to the British 1960s espionage television series “The Avengers”.
The song is often celebrated as one of The Pretenders’ standout tracks and remains a classic of 1980s pop-rock music, appreciated for its catchy sound and Chrissie Hynde’s distinctive voice.