British American indie rock group The Pretenders’ ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong‘ was that fast-paced catchy song playing at the beginning of the new season of the BBC One thriller The Tourist today — The Tourist, Season 2, Episode 1.
The song was heard as Elliot is kidnapped, but manages to smash a window and escape the van. It also plays as the kidnappers find and recapture him.
When was The Pretenders’ ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong‘ first released?
The indie rock track was the first single released by the band from their fourth album Get Close.
It came out in September, 1986 and was then re-released on their The Singles album a year later.
During those two years, ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong‘ hit the music charts in nine countries, including the UK and the United States.
Its highest placing was at #1 on the Album Rock Tracks chart in the United States, where it also made it to #10 on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 and to #28 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
The song also came with a cool music video that featured The Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde, and was made as a fun tribute to the classic British espionage TV series The Avengers.
Hynde played the part of the show’s main female lead Emma Peel, with actor Patrick Macnee reprising his role as the show’s male lead John Steed.
Listen to The Pretenders’ catchy ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong‘ as heard on the new season of The Tourist in that video, as well as via the band’s extended edition of their Get Close album on Spotify.
Meanwhile, Season 2 of The Tourist is now airing on BBC One.
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