Sunday, August 7, 2011
Blondie is, in my humble opinion, one of the all-time great bands. Effortlessly and boldly mixing new wave, disco, and rock, Blondie churned out a rather impressive string of hits through the late 70's and early 80's. The incomparable and stunning Debbie Harry and crew were a strong presence then, and would become a huge influence on Madonna as well.
Blondie started off the 1980's with one of their most memorable hits, "Call Me", the theme from "American Gigolo". "Call Me" would become a #1 smash in the US and UK and the band's biggest selling single. Released in February of 1980, the song stayed at the top spot for 6 weeks straight and is #283 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. Billboard also put "Call Me" at #44 in their list of Billboard's All Time Top 100.