The Pretenders recorded this when their lead singer Chrissie Hynde
was romantically involved with Ray Davies - they had a daughter together and according to various media outlets, they tried to get married in 1982 but were turned away by the registrar because they were arguing too much. According to The Independent
, Hynde hadn't heard Peggy Lee or Cher's version of the song when she recorded it.
Said Hynde: "The song publishers for about the first three Kinks albums sent me a cassette of a demo made by Ray Davies in 1965, with him playing piano. The Kinks never recorded it. It's a perfect song and I was delighted to have access to it. I was just hoping they wouldn't be offended."