Blondie Songs Ranked

Blondie is an American rock band co-founded by singer Debbie Harry, and guitarists Chris Stein and Ivan Kral.
The band were pioneers in American punk and then the new wave scene of the early 1970s New York. Its first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although highly successful in the United Kingdom and Australia, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles including “Heart of Glass”, “Call Me”, “Rapture” and “The Tide Is High”. The band became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop, reggae, and early rap music.
Blondie disbanded after the release of its sixth studio album, The Hunter, in 1982. Debbie Harry continued to pursue a solo career with varied results after taking a few years off to care for partner Chris Stein, who was diagnosed with pemphigus, a rare autoimmune disease of the skin. The band re-formed in 1997, achieving renewed success and a number one single in the United Kingdom with “Maria” in 1999, exactly 20 years after their first UK No.1 single (“Heart of Glass”). Here are all of the Blondie songs ranked.

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20. X Offender (Blondie, 1976)

“This was an early stage song that should of been a bigger hit.but for some reason it was not pushed into radio stations for them to expose the song.”

19. Union City Blue (Eat to the Beat, 1979)

“I loved Blondie from their punk rock days and grew up as a teenager buying every release. Union City Blue blows all the rest away! Very powerful and haunting song. Class song for a class band!”

18. Shayla (Eat to the Beat, 1979)

“This song represents people struggling into the working world and shayla, seems to be wrapped into depression. People can relate and the music on the song was super amazing.”

17. Nothing is Real but the Girl (No Exit, 1999)

“A pretty much overlooked track, this was a great follow-up single to “Maria”, and truly is the only song that could off of that album. I love it very much! It sounds a bit like “Call Me” too.”

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16. Denis (Plastic Letters, 1977)

“This was their breakthrough hit! An awesome song. Wonderful cover by Blondie. This band is incredible if you don’t like it, check your musical ear”

15. Undone (The Curse of Blondie, 2003)

“This song’s failure was the result of a bad record company! This song is really amazing in the way it was composed! Love it Undone is everything a Blondie song should be: Heart-Stopping, Heart-Felt, Hard Rock, and just dang perfect! Way to go, guys!”

14. Picture This (Picture This Live, 1997)

“It has the most perfect lyrics ever! I felt touched when I listened for the 1st time. It’s beautiful. The video for this song was stunning because Debbie looked sexy!”

13. Mother (Panic of Girls, 2011)

“How on this earth is this not in the top ten?! I mean of course all her music is brilliant but why is this so far down? Anyway love Blondie never disappoints!”

12. In the Flesh (Blondie, 1976)

“An old flame she wants to see again, and possibly rekindle her romance with. but he’s met other girls, and has possibly forgotten about her. captures longing, yearning & sadness beautifully.”

11. Hanging on the Telephone (Parallel Lines, 1978)

“I’m a huge blondie and Debbie harry fan, I have all their songs on my iTunes already, as well on cd format, but have recently been collecting their vinyl, purely for the artwork. This is by far the best, and most catchy Blondie song”

10. Sunday Girl (Parallel Lines, 1978)

“I just think this is the perfect pop/new wave song. Beautiful melody, Debbie’s voice mixture of gently coyly sweet and spiky pinky edge and just oozes class. Never gets the credit it deserves this one.”

9. Good Boys (The Curse of Blondie, 2003)

“More electronic than classic Blondie but nonetheless a great dance track. Also loved the video. Good Boys is simply stunning dance-pop at its finest. I could listen to it all day!”

8. Dreaming (Eat to the Beat, 1979)

“This would be the best just for Clem Burke on the drums, but the rest of the song is absolutely fantastic also. Lyrics of Dreaming have to be some of the absolute best of any rock song from any era. This has to be the most perfectly balanced Rock song ever.”

7. Rapture (Once More into the Bleach, 1988)

“This song was groundbreaking. Debbie Harry is the one who put rap on the map with this song. This song was incredibly forward-thinking; ahead of it’s time..”

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6. Maria (The Female Touch 2, 1999)

“This is a very good song, and it is like a soundtrack; every instrument worked together and I think it turned out great! Clem on the drums and Debbie’s, voice rocks again! Probably the last big hit for blondie.”

5. The Tide is High (Autoamerican, 1980)

“I’ve always loved this song. The jaunty beat and rhythms always make me feel better.  Great sound, easy listening and just a lot of fun!!!

4. One Way or Another (Parallel Lines, 1978)

“Picking the best BLONDIE song is like picking the best food out of your fridge – you like them all, and it changes depending on your mood. But “One Way Or Another” is the song I flick to in my ipod whenever I need that instant burst of energy – at the gym, in the car, or stalking my ex”

3. Atomic (Eat to the Beat, 1979)

“I can’t describe the excitement that goes in my body when I hear this song. The rhythm, the groove and of course the melody. I am just going wild every time. Amazing creation.”

2. Call Me (Autoamerican, 1980)

“OMG, this is BLONDIE!!!! There are hardly any posts for her. She is practically a legend, and I am hardly old enough to know that! This song is so catchy, and no matter what it’s about a good song.”

1. Heart of Glass (Parallel Lines, 1978)

“Such a fantastic tune and Debbie Harry looks so beautiful in the video. Heart of Glass is an epic tune. Whoever made it, was inspired! It really turns me on! One of the first rock-dance crossover in pop music.”