#AtoZ 1981 Songs to Remember “M” is for “Message of Love”

I chose 1981 music as my theme this year. My newest novel The Summer of Princess Diana is set in the summer of 1981, and oh! the music! Let’s take a look back at a pivotal time in the music industry.

Written by the most fabulous Chrissie Hynde, “Message of Love” was originally released as a single in early 1981, then included on The Pretenders’ album Pretenders II in late 1981. It reached #20 in the UK and got as high as #5 in the US on the Mainstream Rock chart and #44 on the Dance Club chart.

It might not be as well known as some of The Pretenders’ other hits (“Brass in Pocket,” “Back on the Chain Gang”), but it’s really a great song. Everybody stand up!

14 thoughts on “#AtoZ 1981 Songs to Remember “M” is for “Message of Love”

  1. I saw them play at the Providence Civic Center. 30 years before I met John M, he told me he was at the same concert and got a guitar pick from Chrissie. Brass in Pocket was my girlfriends favorite song. ZD

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