The Flashback of the 60s, 70s, 80s Greatest Music Hits

Showing posts with label Blondie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blondie. Show all posts

Feb 3, 2019

Blondie - The Tide Is High (1980)

Blondie - The Tide Is High (1980)
"The Tide Is High" is a 1966 song written by John Holt, originally produced by Duke Reid and performed by the Jamaican group The Paragons, with Holt as lead singer. The song gained international attention in 1980, when a version by the American band Blondie became a US/UK number one hit. The British girl group Atomic Kitten also had a number one hit with their version of the song in 2002, while Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall had a minor hit with his interpretation in 2008.

Feb 26, 2017

Blondie - Call Me on Blockbuster Movie Hits (1980)

"Call Me" is a song by the American new wave band Blondie and the theme to the 1980 film American Gigolo. Released in the US in early 1980 as a single, "Call Me" was number one for six consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it became the band's biggest single and second #1. It also hit #1 in the UK and Canada, where it became their fourth and second chart-topper respectively. In the year-end charts of 1980 it was Billboard's #1 hit, and according to Billboard magazine, was the top-selling single of the year in the United States in 1980 and RPM's #3.

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The single was released in the United States in February 1980. It peaked at No. 1 for six consecutive weeks, (until it was replaced by Lipps, Inc.'s worldwide smash hit "Funkytown") and was certified Gold (for one million copies sold) by the RIAA. It also spent four weeks at No. 2 on the US dance chart. The single was also No. 1 on Billboard magazine's 1980 year-end chart. The song lists at No. 44 on Billboard's All Time Top 100. It was released in the UK two months later, where it became Blondie's fourth UK No. 1 single in little over a year. The song was also played on a British Telecom advert in the 1980s. 25 years after its original release, "Call Me" was ranked at No. 283 on the list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 1981, The Village Voice ranked "Call Me" as the third-best song of the year 1980 on their annual year-end critics' poll, Pazz & Jop.

In 1981, the song was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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Oct 5, 2015

Blondie - Heart Of Glass (1979)

Blondie - Heart Of Glass (1979) on WLCY Internet Radio
'70s #1 Hits on WLCY Radio

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"Heart of Glass" is a song by American new wave band Blondie, written by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. Featured on the band's third studio album, Parallel Lines (1978), it was released as the album's third single in January 1979 and topped the charts in several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.

In December 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song number 255 on its list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. It was ranked at number 259 when the list was updated in April 2010. Slant Magazine placed it at number 42 on their list of the greatest dance songs of all time.

Currently, "Heart of Glass" is ranked no. 56 in the UK's official list of biggest selling singles of all-time with sales of 1.28 million copies.