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, 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.

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