Original songs that Blondie covered


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#2

I heard an interview where they discussed the origins of various songs, and they mentioned “The Tide Is High” was meant to be a Calypso tune like the original, but they just could not nail the style and didn’t feel very good about the recording. When it became a hit the record company was asking for more songs like “The Tide Is High,” which was really awkward because the style of the song had been a screw-up.


#3

#I HATE HEARINGTHE TIDE IS HIGH ON THE RADIO OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN AS THOUGH THERE ARE NO BETTER BLONDIE SONGS 


#4

Tangentially related – I once spent quite a bit of mental energy trying to discern what Polyphonic Spree’s “Running Away” reminded me of. One night it hit me – Blondie’s “Dreaming”.


#5

Well maybe now you can enjoy it from a more ironic perspective and get hipster points for knowing that story, although I had to wait several years before I could work that bit of trivia into a conversation.


#6

Then there was the duet they never did with Jim Morrison…


#7

Call me.


#8

What’s your number? I’m in the phonebooth (it’s the one across the hall).


#9

At least it’s better than Rapture.

Atomic is where it’s at, though.


#10

Hush your mouth.


#11

It’s the Blondie Anfield Rap.


#12

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