Top 10 Blondie (and Debbie Harry solo if inclined)

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  1. POP!

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    I'm having an Eat to the Beat evening...

    1. Union City Blue
    2. Dreaming
    3. Atomic
    4. Rapture
    5. Hanging on the Telephone
    6. Heart of Glass
    7. Angels on the Balcony
    8. Accidents Never Happen
    9. Slow Motion
    10. Night Wind Sent

    Debbie solo:

    1. French Kissin' in the USA
    2. Sweet and Low (single remix)
    3. Brite Side
    4. He is So
    5. In Love with Love
    6. Chrome
    7. I'll Never Fall in Love
    8. Secret Life
    9. Strike Me Pink
    10. Rain
     
  2. POP!

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    Also, I have been giving considerable time to re-visiting The Hunter.The wheels were certainly coming off ("Dragonfly", "Little Ceasar", "The Beast" are the worst offenders), and it is noticeably less inspired than the albums that preceded it, but it does have some sultry gems that *nearly* trouble my top ten. "English Boys" has grown on me loads these past few days....

    Now peace and love are gone
    The tired soldier's home
    Ideal society
    Gunned down the Seventies...


     
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    I love The Hunter, like I know it's a bit wonky, but that's part of the charm, and I fully love the aborted Bond theme, 'War Child', 'English Boys' and that incredible 'buccaneer/truck in gear' couplet in 'Island...'.

    Plus, it could have been worse considering the state of the band can be summed up in this one televised performance of 'Island of Lost Souls':

     
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    1. Atomic
    2. Maria
    3. Long Time
    4. Heart of Glass
    5. Call Me
    6. One Way Or Another
    7. Sunday Girl
    8. Union City Blue
    9. Dreaming
    10. Rapture
     
  5. Ag

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    Christ that's sad. How long did Debbie alone represent the whole of Blondie? I seem to recall when they appeared on TOTP in 1994 doing the Atomic remix, it was just Debbie.
     
  6. Suedey

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    Blondie

    1. Call Me
    2. Heart of Glass
    3. Picture This
    4. Dreaming
    5. Atomic
    6. Maria
    7. Rapture
    8. (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
    9. Good Boys
    10. Sunday Girl
     
  7. Suedey

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    Love a bit of solo DEBS as well but I don't know enough of her material to put a proper top 10 together. "Brite Side" is my favourite solo Debs.
     
  8. Ag

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    I haven't really dabbled in solo Debbie. Obviously I know French Kissing and I Want That Man, but that's about it.
     
  9. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    1. Angels On The Balcony
    2. Rules For Living
    3. Dreaming
    4. In The Flesh
    5. Danceway
    6. Atomic
    7. Sunday Girl
    8. Denis
    9. X-Offender
    10. Suzy & Jeffrey
     
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  10. Suedey

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    I seem to randomly have the Def, Dumb and Blonde album in my collection (well not quite random given that 'Brite Side' is my favourite song of hers). I'm sure I had KooKoo somewhere as well but I can't find it. And now I'm annoyed because it appears to be deleted on Amazon (no CD copies!) - though obviously most if not all her discog is on Spotify...
     
  11. Suedey

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    I totally forgot about 11.59!!! That's one of my all time Blondie favourites..
     
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    Debs:

    1. Rush Rush
    2. I Want That Man
    3. Two Times Blue
    4. End Of The Run
    5. Brite Side
    6. Strike Me Pink
    7. Standing In My Way
    8. If I Had You
    9. I Can See Clearly
    10. Videodrome :)
     
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    Argh me too
     
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    Debbie might be one of the most disappointing solo artists ever in my opinion. Perhaps Blondie set the bar too high for her although she had some decent singles here and there.

    Blondie:

    1 Hanging On The Telephone
    2 Atomic
    3 Heart of Glass
    4 Union City Blue
    5 Long Time
    6 Picture This
    7 Dreaming
    8 Call Me
    9 What I Heard
    10 Sunday Girl

    Debbie :

    1 In Love With Love (SAW 7” remix)
    2 French Kissin’ In The USA
    3 Two Times Blue
    4 Brite Side
    5 Free To Fall
     
  15. Ag

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    I could add many...

    Already Naked
    Doom or Destiny
    Good Boys
    War Child
    11:59
    Fade Away and Radiate
    Will Anything Thing Happen
    (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear
    Hanging on the Telephone
    Picture This
    Denis
    Rip Her To Shreds
     
  16. lolly

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    She's never really consistently delivered as a solo artist, but Def Dumb and Blonde and KooKoo both have a lot to enjoy.
     
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    01 Picture This
    02 Heart Of Glass
    03 Atomic
    04 Rapture
    05 (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
    06 Long Time
    07 One Way Or Another
    08 Union City Blue
    09 Call Me
    10 The Hardest Part
     
  18. Sheena

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    1. Picture This
    2. 11:59
    3. Slow Motion
    4. Nothing Is Real But The Girl
    5. Atomic
    6. Union City Blue
    7. Heart Of Glass
    8. Detroit 442
    9. Maria
    10.Victor

    It's amazing how the album tracks feature strongly when they're SUCH a great singles band.
     
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    I struggled not to put "Fade Away and Radiate" and "Good Boys" in there too...
     
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    Oh and "Suzie and Jeffrey" was CLOSE too
     
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    Debbie Top Ten:

    1. French Kissin' In The USA
    2. Two Times Blue
    3. Backfired
    4. Inner City Spillover
    5. The Jam Was Moving
    6. I Want That Man
    7. Sweet and Low
    8. Well Did You Evah!
    9. Now I Know You Know
    10.In Love With Love
     
  22. Shirley

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    YAY!

    Yeah and I got invited to Pia's house, Pia Zadora's house
    Really?
    Yeah!
    Was it nice?
    Well I didn't go
    Oh!
    It would have been SWELL though!
     
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  23. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    SHAYLA
    Works in a FACTORY
    She wasn't HISTORY
    She's just a NUMBER
     
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    Who else has been in a Blondie mood since this thread?
     
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  25. lolly

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    Life is ONE LONG BLONDIE MOOD :disco:
     
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    "Chrome" is now troubling my Debbie solo top two this morning. I have no clue was 90% of the lyrics are but it's stunning

    You won't seeeee the dress for the CHAMEEEEELEOOOOOOOOONNNNNN

     
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    i'm a rubbish fan but here's a top ten.

    01 heart of glass - a lazy choice perhaps but it's an absolutely perfect song
    02 call me
    03 rapture
    04 dreaming
    05 atomic
    06 long time - i really, really love this
    07 union city blue
    08 hanging on the telephone
    09 in the flesh
    10 sunday girl

    for the cwej book of stats: i rather hate one way or another and maria.
     
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    double waste of your time.
     
  29. Yvonne Mondle

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    The state of that. She could have cheered it up a bit by falling on the audience :disco:

    Actually I really like “Where did he go? / I’m tired of waiting here for him” but the rest of it is shocking tripe
     
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    38 year old didn't place Picture This. Shameful.
     
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    I actually wouldn't put One Way or Another or Rapture in a top 10 either.
     
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    1. Atomic
    2. Maria
    3. Long Time
    4. Heart of Glass
    5. Call Me
    6. Picture This
    7. Union City Blue
    8. Dreaming
    9. Denis
    10. Hanging On the Telephone
    BETTER!
     
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    I’m reminded that I absolutely love ‘11:59’



    Today can last another million years :disco:
    Today could be the end of me :(
     
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    Also she looks absolutely stunning in that video. More delicious goods courtesy of TopPop :disco:
     
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    GOD YES



    Having watched more than a few Debs videos today, there’s something about her which is reminding me of MADAME (although the hair in this one is bringing to mind Alison Goldfrapp). Perhaps it’s the bone structure. @jivafox to pop in and share thoughts please :disco:
     
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    YES. I think it’s the perfect cheekbones combined with the down turned mouth and POUTY TOP LIP.

    And of course the knowledge of being BETTER THAN EVERYONE. :disco:
     
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    Is there a reason No Exit is nowhere to be found on any streaming or digital platform? "Night Wind Sent" doesn't get enough love , it's gorgeous

     
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    For unspoken value, aesthetic and charm:

    Maria
    Dreaming
    Two Times Blue (SoulSeekerz Edit)
    I Want That Man
    French Kissin'
    Long Time
    Doom or Destiny
    Heart of Glass
    New York New York (Moby featuring Debbie Harry)
    Fantastic Fabulous (Luscious Jackson featuring Deborah Harry)
     
  40. POP!

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    Can anyone be a godsend and stick No Exit, Panic of Girls and Curse of Blondie YKW? They LITERALLY DO NOT EXIST on any platform to stream OR buy digitally and I do not have a disc drive anymore to listen to them on CD....

    Anyway, while I'm here, I'm having a "SHAYLA" evening:

    Shayla turned to run away
    To leave in peace and end her stay
    Years of fear were in her way
    Lost in space and down she came...




    That transition to "Union City Blue" is everything too
     

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