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The Platters

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The Platters Revived “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” With Taste

“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” was first heard in 1933. Through the years, the song had many renditions, but The Platters version was the most successful.

The Platters’ “The Great Pretender” Mastered The Art of Pain and Denial

Released in 1955, "The Great Pretender" was originally recorded by American vocal group The Platters. Tony Williams sang the vocals while Buck Ram penned the lyrics and music. It placed no. 1 on the Billboard charts while no.5 on the UK charts in 1956. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it 360th greatest song of all time.