Middle of the Road (song)


Middle of the Road (song)
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"Middle of the Road" is a single that appears on The Pretenders' album Learning to Crawl.

It is a song that has a 60s-style rhythm, and it peaked at #19 on the US pop singles chart and #2 on the US mainstream rock chart in January 1984, where it stayed for four weeks.

The number is at least quasi-autobiographical, with observations about the difference between wealth and poverty that she can see, but mostly she is seeing the changes in herself, as writer and lead singer Chrissie Hynde exclaims towards the end of the song, I got a kid, I'm thirty-three, baby! At the end of the song, she is heard playing the harmonica.

In 1989 the song was donated to a double album for Greenpeace along with other songs that had environmental or other earth-sensitive subjects titled "Greenpeace: Rainbow Warriors."


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