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Let's Pretend (Raspberries song)

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Let's Pretend (Raspberries song)

"Let's Pretend"
Single by Raspberries
from the album Fresh
B-side "Every Way I Can"
Released March 1973
Recorded 1972
Genre Power pop
Length 2:51
Label Capitol Records
Writer(s) Eric Carmen
Producer(s) Jimmy Ienner
Raspberries singles chronology
"I Wanna Be With You"
"Let's Pretend"

"Let's Pretend" is a hit single by Raspberries, released in March 1973. It was written by band leader Eric Carmen, who also provided the lead vocals. It was the second single release from their second LP, Fresh.

The song reached the Top 40 on three principal U.S. charts, number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 18 on Cashbox,[1] and number 14 on Record World. It was also a number 13 hit in Canada.[2] It spent 16 weeks on the Billboard chart, longer than any of their other singles except for their greatest hit, "Go All the Way," which lasted 18 weeks.

Eric Carmen stated that "Let's Pretend" is one of the best melodies he has ever written, and that he reused part of it for his first solo hit, "All By Myself." He said the song lyrics about young people in love dreaming about eloping and making a life together are a recreation of the concept in Beach Boys' song "Wouldn't It Be Nice."[3]


  • Chart performance 1
    • Weekly singles charts 1.1
    • Year-end charts 1.2
  • Cover versions 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Chart performance

Cover versions

"Let's Pretend" was covered by the Bay City Rollers in 1976 on their album, Dedication. It was also done by Joey Travolta on his 1978 eponymous debut LP.


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External links

  • Song Lyrics
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