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A few handy "Songfacts" for you today, in support of my selection "Call Me" by 'Blondie'.
This song is about a prostitute, written for the film "American Gigolo" - it plays in a scene where the lead character is 'working', and was the most successful of all 'Blondie' singles in their native USA, where it was the best-selling single of 1980. European 'disco' producer Giorgio Moroder wrote this with 'Blondie' lead singer Debbie Harry, who thus became the first woman in British chart history to write three No. 1 hits.
However, she wasn't Moroder's first choice. The Italian 'disco' king had originally wanted Stevie Nicks to provide vocals on the track but the 'Fleetwood Mac' vocalist declined the offer. [He] told Billboard magazine that his difficult experience of recording this song with 'Blondie' taught him not to work with 'rock' bands. "There were always fights," he recalled. "I was supposed to do an album with them after that. We went to the studio, and the guitarist was fighting with the keyboard player. I called their manager and quit."
A No. 1 hit in three countries in 1980 - the US, the UK, and Canada - it was also Billboard's No. 1 single in the year-end chart for 1980.
1980 - Chrysalis - United States - From the album "American Gigolo".
Posted: 23rd June 2019