Blondie

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Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s. Its first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although 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 "Call Me", "Atomic" and "Heart of Glass" and became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop, rap, and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a new wave band.

Blondie broke up 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").

The group toured and performed throughout the world during the following years, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Blondie has sold 40 million records worldwide and is still active today. The band's ninth studio album, Panic of Girls, was released in 2011, and their tenth, Ghosts of Download, was released in 2014.

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Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1976 Blondie 4.5 6
1977 Plastic Letters 3.65 8
1978 Parallel Lines 4.4 14
1979 Eat to the Beat 5 8
1980 Autoamerican 5 14
1982 The Hunter 4 3
1987 Eat to the Beat 1
1999 No Exit 3 5
2003 The Curse of Blondie 3
2011 Panic of Girls 8
2014 Ghosts of Download 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1981 The Best of Blondie 3.5 10
1981 Blondie's Hits 2
1988 Hitcollection 1
1988 Once More Into the Bleach 2
1991 The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie 2
1993 Blonde and Beyond 1
1994 The Platinum Collection 3
1995 Grandes Exitos & Remezclas 1
1996 Denis 1
1998 Atomic: The Very Best of Blondie 4 4
1998 Picture This: The Essential Blondie Collection 2
1999 The Essential Collection 2
1999 The Best of Blondie 5
2000 Call Me: The Collection, Volume 2 1
2002 Greatest Hits 4 5
2004 Singles Box 5 1
2005 The Ultra Selection 1
2005 Greatest Hits: Sight & Sound 4 1
2005 Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision 4
2007 Forever Blondie: Collector's Edition 1
2008 Platinum Blondie 1
2009 Singles Collection: 1977-1982 1
2011 Essential 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Essential Blondie: Picture This Live 1
1999 Livid 1
1999 Blondie Live 1
1999 Live: Philadelphia 1978 / Dallas 1980 2
2005 Live by Request 1
2008 Live by Request 1

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Beautiful: The Remix Album 1
1995 Remixed, Remade, Remodeled 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1976 In the Flesh 1
1978 Denis (Denee) 1
1978 Heart of Glass 6
1979 Sunday Girl 1
1979 Dreaming 1
1980 Atomic 5
1980 Call Me 2
1980 The Tide is High 1

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