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Album cover parody of Parallel Lines by Blondie
Parody album cover
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Quotes:

I once served a steak to Janis Joplin at Max's Kansas City. She was quiet and very polite. She didn't eat her steak but left a five dollar tip.
- Debbie Harry
Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Band Name Origins:

  • First Deb was in 'wind in teh willows' but she left and formed 'the stilettos.' then she and chris started a band called 'angel in the snakes' but the name didn't take. Truckers and construction workers were constantly calling out things like 'give us a kiss blondie!' because of her bottle blonde hair. Chris and Deb decided to give it a try, and the rest, as they say, is history Submitted by: Olivia
  • Blondie had two blonde backup singers in their early days. That made three blondes (with Debbie) and the name stuck after the singers quit. Submitted by: Evenreven

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Debbie Harry. Submitted by: Bird69

Former Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Deborah Harry""Playboy Bunny"In the 1960's Debbie waited on tables as a Bunny at a Playboy Club in the Catskill Mountains, NY. - Union City Man

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
BlandieCalling the singer "Debbie Harry" sounds bland.Me Again

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Island Of Lost Souls,"A soul can't be put anywhereThatAwesomeGuy
"Rip Her To Shreds,"That's physically impossible.ThatAwesomeGuy
"Heart Of Glass,"Hearts aren't made of glassRobert

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"When You Need Someone," Allure"Call Me," Blondie
"Telephone (Long Distance Love Affair)," Sheena Easton"Call Me," Blondie
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Maria," Blondie
"Rock And Roll Band," Boston"Rapture," Blondie
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Aria" originally "Maria"
How'd this one get missed?
Maddie's The Boss
"The Tie Is High" originally "The Tide Is High"
Candy Welty
"All Me" originally "Call Me"
Have some humble pie.
PJ
"Heart Of Lass" originally "Heart Of Glass"
Valerie Cameron
"Heat Of Glass" originally "Heart Of Glass"
Eac Zeffron

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Good Buoys" originally "Good Boys"
Wendy Torrance
"Mariah" originally "Maria"
Frank
"Marisa" originally "Maria"
as in actress Marisa Tomei
Serafina
"Denies" originally "Denis"
Present tense of the verb "deny"
Jen
"The Tilde Is High" originally "The Tide Is High"
It certainly is; atop 'n' in certain Spanish words
Serafina

There are additional Blondie song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Tall Me" originally "Call Me"
Candy Welty
"Gall Me" originally "Call Me"
Candy Welty
"Call Ma" originally "Call Me"
Candy Welty
"The Side Is High" originally "The Tide Is High"
Serafina
"Gold Boys" originally "Good Boys"
Edward

There are additional Blondie song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Aug 22
a parody of "Rapture" by Blondie
Ever wondered how tough you have to be to be a hockey player??? Look no further than how hurt some of the players who DON'T go on the IR get in a game. I've seen people have teeth knocked out, bloodied face, and even one (who no doubt played in the back of my mind when writing this one) who broke a rib but stayed in the game
soundclick.com: (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Rapture""Robin"Porfle Popnecker
"Call Me""Killing!"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Call Me""Call Me (Don't Text!)"Matthias
"Call Me""Gnarly"Below Average Dave
"Call Me""**** Me"Phil Alexander
"Heart Of Glass""Big Fat Ass"Invisible Boy
"Heart of Glass""Shards of Glass"Matthias
"The Tide Is High""Imbibed Quite High"Guy DiRito
"Call Me""Wall-E"Agrimorfee
"The Tide Is High""Things Done While High"the_conqueror_of_parodies

There are additional Blondie song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Eat To The BeatPoliGripCautious Lip
Call MeTelephone Companiessybill
Call MeVerizon Caroline
Call MeAT&T Long DistanceEd
Hanging On The TelephoneAT&T long distanceEd
There are additional Blondie commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Call meinformation desk at Mental HospitalDaniel G.
One Way Or Another Stalker HotlineMP
Call MeDataTech Systems Ltd.Charlotte
The Tide Is HighFlorida Tourism Bureau (during hurricanes)Big Mark
Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)Any Airline CompanyGenevieve
There are additional Blondie on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Only Love Can Break A Heart
   Gene Pitney
Heart Of Glass
   Blondie
Only Love Can Break A Heart Of Glass
Serafina
Take This Heart
   Richard Marx
Heart Of Glass
   Blondie
Take This Heart Of Glass
Cynthia
Could've Heard A Heart Break
   Johnny Lee
Heart Of Glass
   Blondie
Could've Heard A Heart Of Glass Break
Edward
I Heard A Heart Break Last Night
   Jim Reeves
Heart Of Glass
   Blondie
I Heard A Heart Of Glass Break Last Night
Edward
There are additional Blondie duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Platinum Blondie
Platinum Blonde combined with Blondie
Submitted By: Candy Welty
The Von Blondies
The Von Bondies combined with Blondie
Submitted By: JeReMy
Nikki Blondie
Nikki Blonsky combined with Blondie
Submitted By: Fiona Apple Cider
Concrete Blondie
Concrete Blonde combined with Blondie
Just like the first band's name, only with one letter inserted!
Submitted By: Jen

There are additional Blondie Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Hanging On The Telephone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hang up, they're on your knees
Original Lyrics:
Hang up and run to me
"One Way or Another"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lead you to the supermarket, check out some vegetables
Original Lyrics:
Lead you to the supermarket checkout some specials
"Call Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call me, oh oh, call up baby
Call on me with love
Original Lyrics:
Color me your color baby
Color me your car
"The Tide Is High"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll wave my d**k, 'til it's my turn
Original Lyrics:
I'll wait, my dear, 'til it's my turn
There are additional Blondie misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"One Way or Another"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lead you to the supermarket, check out some vegetables
Original Lyrics:
Lead you to the supermarket checkout some specials

Story about this misheard lyric by: Spencer Griffin

I always wondered what checking out vegetables had to do with getting a boyfriend!! I guess I just assumed it was all part of their "date" when I was a kid :P

There are additional Blondie misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"The Tide Is High"
Better Lyrics:
The Tide is high but the Rinso's low
I'm gonna buy me a box of Rinso
Rinso
Rinso
Original Lyrics:
The tide is high but I'm holdin' on
I'm gonna be your number one
Number one
Number one
Submitted by: crazydon

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"The Attack Of The Giant Ants"
The Funny Lyrics:
Giant ants from space
Snuff the human race
Then they eat your face
Never leave a trace
Why They're Funny:
Haha, giant ants. Plus the song pauses for a cool sound effects moment. This song always cracks me up.
Submitted by: highfive
"Rapture"
The Funny Lyrics:
Cause the man from Mars, Stopped eatin' cars,
And eatin' bars, And now he only eats guitars,
Get up!
Why They're Funny:
Why freestyle with your brain, when you can freestyle without it?...
Submitted by: Hawk of Sweden

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Atomic"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Aha, make me tonight,
make it right, make it magnificent.
Oh, your hair is beautiful. Atomic.
Why They're Repetitive:
That 3 lines is pretty much all that happens in the song. On the other hand, that's 3 more intelligible lines than the average 70s song has. Huh? Yeah, that's why I said 'intelligible'. Didn't claim they made sense, did I?
Submitted by: Singularity
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Rapture"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Fab Five Freddy told me everybody's fly
DJ spinning I said my, my
Flash is fast, flash is cool
Francois sais pas, flashe no do
Why They're Nonsensical:
"Francois sais pas, flashe no do" supposedly means, "Francois said, he doesn't do flash." It still doesn't make any sense.

(Editor's note: PLEASE remember to type "BR" tags at the end of each song line (except the last), so that the lyrics read properly when processed, otherwise they will appear in paragraph form, which is hard to read for song lyrics.)
Submitted by: Guffawked
"Call Me"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Color me your color baby, color me your car.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Huh? How does that work? What is that even supposed to mean? You can't color someone your car. Unless they mean a metallic paint color which still doesn't make any sense. Furthermore why would you even want to?! Could also go under funny lyrics because it's so ridiculous.
Submitted by: Edward
There are additional Blondie nonsensical lyrics available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Rip Her To Shreds"
The Insulting Lyrics:
She thinks she's Brenda Starr
Her nosejob is real atomic
All she needs is a long knife scar
Why They're Insulting:
Ooooh, Deborah Harry really hit below the belt with this one! If I was a rich woman, I'd definitely be insulted if someone compared me to a petty comic strip, insulted my nosejob, and then suggested that I be injured! But I'm not rich, and I love the song.
Submitted by: Cat
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"The Tide Is High"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
The tide is high but I'm holding on.
I'm gonna be your number one.
I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that,
Oh, nooooo!
Why They're Inappropriate:
Sounds like the words of a stalker!
Submitted by: Twila Paris Hilton
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"You Look Good in Blue"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I'll give you some head And shoulders to cry on.
Why They're Dirty:
A not-so-subtle pun.
Submitted by: Jonathan M
"Picture This"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I will give you my finest hour,
the one I spent watching you shower.
Why They're Dirty:
I was listening to the vinyl LP of Paralell Lines and laughed like hell, when these lyrics came up.
Submitted by: RT

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Rapture"
The Lyrics:
You eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too.
Mercurys and Subarus.
Product Brand Name:
Cadillacs, Lincolns, Mercurys, and Subarus, all cars.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Pretty Baby"
The Song Lyrics:
Eyes that tell me incense and peppermints
Song They Mention:
"Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock
Submitted by: nally
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"The Tide Is High"
Opening Lines:
The tide is high, But I'm holding on.
Comments:
The third #1 for Blondie was released in the fall of 1980 (it was #1 song for two weeks in January 1981) and was taken from the "Autoamerican" album (the slightly later #1 hit "Rapture" would also be taken from this album). It was actually a remake of a minor 1967 UK hit by the Jamiacan group The Paragons (John Holt the lead singer of The Paragons wrote the song). The all female group, Atomic Kitten would have a 2002 UK hit with "The Tide Is High" which was more pop than Blondie's version, but much of Atomic Kitten's version is borrowed from Blondie's version.
Submitted by: Peter
"Heart Of Glass"
Opening Lines:
Once I had a love and it was gas, Soon turned out had a heart of glass.
Comments:
"Heart Of Glass" was the group, Blondie's first #1 single back in 1979. Although, it was a #1 tune, it was met with much controversy. Up until the release of this tune that blended both the popular at the time, disco, with the less popular but rock critics darling punk and the up and coming new wave, no punk or new wave group would attempt what Blondie had done. A matter of fact, it was seemingly a hard and fast rule that no group with it's roots in punk (and with punk audiences, it was sort of considered a sacrilege amonst punk artists and fans) would ever attempt a disco tune. Blondie though decided to go ahead and do so, and obviously did quite well with mixing the genres. Unfortunately for a while it seemed to alienate them from the punk fans that had originally supported them. But Blondie was paving the way for the more popular new wave of the early 1980's and alternative rock sounds of the 1990's and beyond with "Heart Of Glass" and adventually even the hardcore punk fans of the time would realize that Blondie was onto something that needed to be done. The song and the originally "studio performance" (they weren't even performing though and were lip synching to the recording -- and that is obvious) video was released on the "Parallel Lines" album back in the fall of 1978. When it started to become more popular on disco dance floors, the group Blondie cut another video of "Heart Of Glass" (with the sound improved) that is a very historic look at the night life of New York city in the late 1970's. The second video starts with a very cool aerial camera nighttime view of the World Trade Center (destroyed on 9/11/2001). It then scans over some of the city streets, including passing by "The Ed Sullivan Theatre", and then takes us inside of the old "Studio 54" Disco where Blondie is onstage "performing" (again if you take a close look they are not performing, since they are playing with their instruments and a disco ball and the electric guitars, keyboards, drums and even lead singer Debbie Harry's microphone is not plugged in, and there was also no audience in the video -- "Studio 54" was actually closed for the shooting of the video). After Blondie performs the tune, and Debbie Harry sings her last note, there was one last nighttime aerial shot of the World Trade Center.
Submitted by: Peter
There are additional Blondie spelling lyrics available.

Scary Song Lyrics:

"The Tide Is High"
The Lyrics:
The tide is high but I'm holding on,
I'm gonna be your number one.
I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that,
Oh, no__________!
Why:
Sounds like the words of a stalker.
Submitted by: Marlene L. Ram
"Rip Her To Shreds!"
The Lyrics:
The whole song, but especially the title and this line: "All she needs is an old knife scar!"
Why:
It's really violent and threatening!
Submitted by: Sarah
There are additional Blondie Scary Song Lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Dig Up The Con, Jo" originally "Dig Up The Conjo"
Submitted by: Lucille Ball sized hail

Band Name Anagrams:

Bend Oil Submitted by: Consta Pate
How does one bend a liquid?
Idol Ben Submitted by: Eva Cave
What makes Ben an idol?
Lion Bed Submitted by: Marcia Todd
Noble Id Submitted by: Cautious Lip
Lone Bid Submitted by: Peter
Another fairly easy one to do.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Pure Tar" originally "Rapture"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Peru Rat" originally "Rapture"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"True Rap" originally "Rapture"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Pure Art" originally "Rapture"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Truer Pa" originally "Rapture"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Blondie Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Heart Of Glass"
During the first couple of weeks of 1979, the New Wave band, Blondie is forced to replace some of the words to this #1 hit to gain air-play on U.S. Top 40 radio. The lyrics "Once I had a love and it was a gas / Soon found out, I had a heart of glass" were inserted over the top of the original lyrics "Once I had a love and it was a gas / Soon turned out to be a pain in the ass."
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Acrostics:

HOG: "Heart Of Glass"
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"The Hide Is Thai" originally "The Tide Is High"
A protest song about Thai fur trade?
Submitted by: Marlene L. Ram
"Ship Her To Reds" originally "Rip Her To Shreds"
Submitted by: Doodah Bobo

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Rapture"
The Lyrics:
Francois sez fas, Flashe' no do
Why:
It's allegedly French for: Francois says, "He doesn't do flash." But I came up empty on the Dictionary.com/translate, so it might have been made-up to sound French.
Submitted by: Blackie
"Denis"
The Lyrics:
Denis, Denis, avec tes yeux si bleus
Denis, Denis, quand j'ai peche pour deux
Denis, Denis, pour un baiser d'eternite
Denis, Denis, je suis folle de toi
Denis, Denis, embrasse moi ce soir
Denis, Denis, pour un baiser d'eternite
Why:
The first and fourth lines of the verse sung in French are roughly equal to the lines "With your eyes so blue" and "I've got a crush on you" earlier in the song.
Submitted by: Dave
There are additional Blondie Foreign Language in English Songs available.

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

clairol hair dye
she's very blonde
Submitted by: tictacs941

Movies Named After Song Titles:

""War Child" (1982)"
2008 Documentary about a former child soldier
Submitted by: Cautious Lip

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