TOP OF THE POPS – VOLUME 84 (HALLMARK SHM 3060) JANUARY 1981

TOP OF THE POPS – VOLUME 84 (HALLMARK SHM 3060) JANUARY 1981 – The ‘Top Of The Pops’ budget label remakes enter the synth-pop age. I was pleased when I discovered this item in one of the bargain bins in a charity shop but was then hit by dejection when I realised the songs were from 1980/81.

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BLONDIE – UNION CITY BLUE

“Union City Blue” is a song by the American new wave band Blondie. The song was featured on their 1979 studio album Eat to the Beat. Written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison, the song was inspired lyrically by Harry’s experiences while acting in the 1980 film Union City as well as her New Jersey roots.

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BLONDIE – DREAMING

Blondie ‘Dreaming’ – In the blonde corner Deborah Harry of Hawthorne, New Jersey. Her second, Chris Stein, is rubbing her down with dollar bills and taking photographs of her with a hidden camera.

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BLONDIE – HEART OF GLASS

Blondie “Heart of Glass” – is a song by the American new wave band Blondie, written by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein.

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BLONDIE – HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE

Blondie “Hanging on the Telephone” is a song written by Jack Lee. The song was first performed by his short-lived US West Coast power pop band The Nerves; later in 1978, it was recorded and released as a single by the American rock band Blondie.

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