Song #15: “Heart of Glass” — Blondie (1979)

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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Song #15: “Heart of Glass” — Blondie (1979)

(This recent photo of Debbie Harry by Annie Leibovitz has jump started my 50/50 countdown of favorites. I mean, how can you say no to a woman with a sword? After the last year my ambitions have been tempered, so I’ll be posting 1-2 entries a week, writing about my favorite books, movies, games  and songs, until we reach #1.)

Blondie’s “Parallel Lines” should have been in my list of top 50 albums. I don’t know why it isn’t. Debbie Harry’s ying and yang of lust and loathing (“One Way or Another,” “Hanging on the Telephone” “Just Go Away”) is still a skewed and hilarious take on modern love. But it’s “Heart of Glass” that beats them all. I could listen to that rolling syncopation and playful synth endlessly. Here it is, coming in at #15:

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One comment on “Song #15: “Heart of Glass” — Blondie (1979)

  1. […] with Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” I could listen to the echoing syncopation that makes up the backbone of the song on an […]

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