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Today's ear X-tacy: Pretenders "The Windows of the World"

Today's ear X-tacy features a classic track or deep-cut from the Alternative era every weekday at 10:10.

"The Windows of the World" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It was a hit single for Dionne Warwick in 1967 and covered by many artists over the years including Isaac Hayes, Scott Walker, Ernie Isley, and Bobby Gentry.

In 1988, Chrissie Hynde and Pretenders recorded a version that was featured in the movie '1969' starring Wynona Ryder, Keifer Sutherland and Robert Downey, Jr. At the time, the Pretenders lineup included former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr who appears in the accompanying video.

John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org