POP GOES THE DECADE- A totally rad look back at the glorious 80's and all the flicks, fashions, tunes, and TV shows that made the decade so cool and memorable in the first place. Like, for sure!

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.  

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