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Remembering the best songs of Blondie.

While Blondie have certainly inspired many rock singers, they themselves were inspired by the popular music trends of their time. And this list of their best tracks serves as proof of that statement.

The band Blondie: best songs, hits and videos

It's been over forty years since Blondie released their debut album in 1976. When critics refer to the new wave and punk scene of the late 1970s, it's usually the Talking Heads, the Ramones and... these guys that get the most attention! Blondie was an American band that thrived during that interesting period of rock and roll in the late 1970s. What makes this period notable? At the time. disco music was under attack by a new rebellious sound in rock music. This revolution was aimed at bringing back fans of early rock and pop who had been hypnotised by the disco ball. In the first five years of recording Blondie maintained a certain flirtation between the genres of punk, new wave and, yes, yes, disco!

Today we decided to present the songs that, in our opinion, defined them as a hugely successful popular music group that stayed together for a long time even after forty years together. Most people remember Blondie simply for their music, or rather for a couple of high-profile hits. Others remember them for their image. But we remember them for influencing culture through both image and content. While Blondie have certainly inspired many rock singers, they themselves have been inspired by popular music trends of their time. And this list of them best tracks serves as a proof of this assertion.

"Heart of Glass"

Blondie: Debbie Harry
Blondie: Debbie Harry

Perhaps we would not be exaggerating if we called it "Heart of Glass" is Blondie's most recognisable number. It is one of the greatest dance songs ever created. With an epic intro that moves into new wave funk fusion, with touches of disco, and a broad bass groove - the single emphasises the vocal range Debbie Harry and the band's eclectic sound.

Because of the disco direction, the band has been criticised and accused of sells out to the mainstream - back then they were only considered punk and new wave.

"Call Me."

The band Blondie!
The band Blondie!

A huge hit that appeared in the band's repertoire thanks to a disco producer Giorgio Moroderu и... Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac! The thing is that Moroder originally planned to give this song to Nicks, but she refused. So he decided to contact Blondie, and this time he got an agreement to collaborate. And a great disco classic!

Again: in fact, despite its rabid success on the charts, "Call Me." became a kind of stumbling block for the band. The band, which had positioned itself as punk and new wave, began to be accused of being popsy and chasing the trendy sounds of the day. A small number, but still there were fans who remained disappointed with this kind of change in style.

"Maria."

One of the most beautiful songs in the Blondie repertoire.

Everything here is amazing, every second of the track sounds great. Especially the inspiring chorus...

"Maria, you have to see her,
Lose control and go crazy.
Latin, Ave Maria
There are a million and one candles burning..."

"One Way Or Another"

Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry

Dynamic "One Way Or Another" can be characterised as "ode to the stalker"who used to be your boyfriend. Debbie addresses this cheeky musical message to her ex-boyfriend, who has really been stalking her since the break-up!

"I'll drive past your house,
And if the lights go out,
I'll see who's around.
One way or another I'll find you..."

The lesson to be learned is that if you stalk a songwriter, he will forever perpetuate your unkind behaviour musically.

"Rapture."

Featuring the band's trademark funky bass and three synthesiser combination, this is one of the standout singles. Remarkably, though. "Rapture." often referred to as the first number one song in the United States to include rap.

A composition in which Debbie rappingwas truly groundbreaking for Blondie and that era in general! Who could have expected something like that? I'm sure many people were pleasantly shocked (because Harry did it really well).

"Atomic."

Blondie
Blondie

By Debbie's own admission, the song turned out to be much more futuristic and sinisterthan planned. A cool fusion of many styles allows you to instantly recognise Blondie! For this versatility and daring in everything that concerns experimentation, the band, in general, was loved.

And some other great tracks lastly! Share in the comments which Blondie song is your favourite - let's try to figure out a universal favourite together.

"X Offender"

"Detroit 442."

"In The Flesh"

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