Top singles from the past
30 October 2023
Immortal pop legends BLONDIE released their UK hit single
HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE 45 years ago today, on
30 October 1978.
It was the opening track of Parallel Lines, their third and best LP to my ears.
The song was actually written by the not so famous songwriter Jack Lee in 1976
for his band The Nerves.
Blondie learned about the song when Gun Club frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce
had given them a compilation cassette with that The Nerves song on it.
The single peaked at #5 in
the UK and flopped in the US.
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