˝The Great Pretender˝ is a popular song recorded by The Platters, with Tony Williams on lead vocals, and released as a single on November 3, 1955.
The words and music were created by Buck Ram, the Platters’ manager and producer who was a successful songwriter before moving into producing and management.
The Great Pretender reached the number one position on both the R&B and pop charts in 1956.
In 2004, the song was voted 351st greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone.
This compilation contains their most famous recordings, whether they are originals or covers.