Always the Pretenders

Always the Pretenders

Infobox Single
Name = Always the Pretenders

Artist = Europe
from Album = Secret Society
B-side =
Released = October 11, 2006
Format = CD single
Recorded =
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 3:30
Label = Sanctuary Records
Writer = Joey Tempest / John Levén
Producer = Europe
Reviews = * [ Sound Of Metal] Rating-10|7 [ link]
Last single = "Hero"
This single = "Always the Pretenders"
Next single =
Misc = Audiosample
Upper caption = Audio sample
Name =Always the Pretenders
Audio file= Europe_-_Always_The_Pretenders.ogg

"Always the Pretenders" is a 2006 single released by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. It is the first single from Europe's album "Secret Society", and was released on October 11, 2006. The single peaked at number 2 on the Swedish singles chart.

The song is co-written by vocalist Joey Tempest and bassist John Levén, and was inspired by a phonecall Tempest received on September 11, 2001.

The single's cover is the first to feature the band's brand new logo.

Track listing

#"Always the Pretenders" (Radio Edit)
#"Always the Pretenders" (Album Version)
#"Flames" (Live at B.B.King's, New York 2005)
#"Superstitious" (Live at B.B.King's, New York 2005)


*Joey Tempestvocals
*John Norumguitars
*John Levénbass guitar
*Mic Michaelikeyboards
*Ian Hauglanddrums

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