“SUNDAY GIRL’ By BLONDIE Topped The UK Singles Chart 40 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

26 May 2019

‘SUNDAY GIRL’ was the fourth single from BLONDIE‘s tour de force pop longplayer PARALLEL LINES. It reached the top of the UK Singles Chart today 40 years ago on
26 May 1979 and stayed there for 3 weeks. Incredible fact: the record label didn’t
bother to release this cheerful cracker as a single in America. Now it’s time for the
most iconic Sunday girl ever. Turn it up here…

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‘CALL ME’ By BLONDIE – No 1 In UK On 26 April 1980…

Knockouts from the past

26 April 2019

BLONDIE had become a disco band by then, one you didn’t need to be embarrassed about because of the irresistible pin-up DEBBIE, loved by almost anybody on the planet (back then). CALL ME was featured on the soundtrack of cheesy 1980 movie American Gigolo with Don Juan actor Richard Gere. The single hit the top spot of the UK singles chart this day 39 years ago, on 26 April 1980. I still love Heart Of Glass and Atomic
way more but, hey, it’s DEBBIE so let’s dance ourselves dizzy…

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HISTORY – 14 March 1978

14 March 2019

peaked at #2 on the UK singles chart with ‘DENIS‘ 41 years
ago today, on 14 March 1978. It was Kate Bush who had the number
one spot with her ghostly debut single ‘Wuthering Heights‘. Here’s Debbie

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BLONDIE Hit Top Spot Of UK Albums Chart 40 Years Ago Today With Masterstroke ‘PARALLEL LINES’…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

17 February 2019


Album: PARALLEL LINES – third LP – released 23 Sept 1978

BBC MUSIC review: “The most perfect example of Blondie’s grafting of sixties power pop
with new wave, Parallel Lines was one of the biggest hits of 1978/9. Supremely assured, the group was unafraid to go disco, go art, or just play fine, fine pop. After years in the business, Debbie Harry was street-wise, confident, completely in control. Thousands of teenagers were enraptured – boys wanted to be with her, girls wanted to be her. With her musical partner Chris Stein, they created intelligent pop that referenced all of their 60s favourites, while embracing the CBGBs punk scene in New York that the group had grown out of.”
Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: With ‘Parallel Lines‘ Blondie had the guts and the incredible talent to reinvent pop music in a most thrilling way and say goodbye to punk which became a fashion brand by then. Respect! Sing along, folks, loud!

THREE TOP TRACKS (hard choice): Sunday Girl / Picture This / Heart Of Glass




ALBUM in full…

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Picture them

(Photo: AP Press Blondie)