Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Wave Wednesday: Blondie, "One Way or Another" (Music Video)

This week's New Wave fave "One Way or Another", by Blondie comes to us from all the way back in 1978. In the pre-MTV era, there was a weekly TV show called "The Midnight Special", that featured live music by the top bands of the era. Given what's become of MTV, it may be time to bring it back.

Via Wikipedia:
Written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison for the band's third studio album, Parallel Lines (1978), the song was inspired by one of Harry's ex-boyfriends who stalked her after their break up.[1] The song was released as a single in the US as the follow-up to "Heart of Glass". "One Way or Another" reached number twenty-four in the Billboard Hot 100. Although never officially released as a single in the United Kingdom and other countries, the song remains one of the group's most popular songs worldwide. Rolling Stone ranked the song #298 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[2]

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