Sunday, May 27, 2012
Atomic by Blondie
A top 40 US hit and a #1 UK hit for Blondie in 1980, "Atomic" is one of their most searing and influential songs. The video infamously has Debbie wearing a trash bag, and it offers a cameo by deceased 80s supermodel Gia. This song completely epitomizes Blondie and the time period. Debbie Harry oozes coolness, and this video is white-hot.
Blondie is, in my humble opinion, one of the all-time cool 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 huge presence then, and would become a huge influence on Madonna as well. Blondie rocks.