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Album cover parody of Parallel Lines by Blondie
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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:

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

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"The Tide is Gone""The Tide is High"Sheila Oh
"De Pee""Denis"Weamon
"The Hide is Mine""The Tide is High"Weamon

There are additional Blondie new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Eat To The Beat,"The act of eating is not that precise.Peter
"Screaming Skin,"Skin can't scream.Dep Stoatley
"I Know But I Don't Know,"Self-contradictory.Beth
"Island Of Lost Souls,"A soul can't be put anywhereThatAwesomeGuy
"Rip Her To Shreds,"That's physically impossible.ThatAwesomeGuy

There are additional Blondie literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"How Do I Live?," LeAnn Rimes"One Way Or Another," Blondie
"I've Gotta Get a Message to You," Bee Gees"Call Me," Blondie
"How Do I Get There?," Deana Carter"One Way Or Another," Blondie
"Pick Up The Phone," Ciara"Call Me," Blondie
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Maia" originally "Maria"
Winter Pepper
"Rip Her To Sheds" originally "Rip Her To Shreds"
That No-one Candy Nye
"Mara" originally "Maria"
"Mari" originally "Maria"
"Hear Of Glass" originally "Heart Of Glass"
Yes. (I think most people have heard of glass!)
Karen Smith

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

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Changing On The Telephone" originally "Hanging On The Telephone"
Naomi Swanson
"Good Buoys" originally "Good Boys"
Wendy Torrance
"Mariah" originally "Maria"
"Marisa" originally "Maria"
as in actress Marisa Tomei
"Denies" originally "Denis"
Present tense of the verb "deny"

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

Change a Letter:

"Daria" originally "Maria"
Persian name for girls
Cirque du Soleil Moon Frye
"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"

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


Mar 15
a parody of "Heart Of Glass" by Blondie
After hearing the original song and noticing that they used the words "Gas" and "Behind" in it, I figured that this song was begging to be made into a parody, and what better or more demented a guy than I am to come up with one. I am a fan of the Rover's Morning Glory Show and the premise of this song perfectly describes Jeffrey Larocque, who has pooped his pants several times during the show! (MP3)
Aug 10
a parody of "Call Me" by Blondie
Life is short enjoy it. The thing is, I'm all for skydiving, coasters, etc. . .but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't take basic precautions when you do it. Lighting fireworks off your head? Swerving through traffic on a motorcycle? Aiming for tall objects when Skydiving? Jumping in a lion cage to pet a lion? Yeah--that's just not intelligent. It's what this songs all about.
Soundclick: (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Heart of Glass""Heart of Brass"Glenn Walker
"Heart Of Glass""Sharted Out My Ass"Professor Incubus
"Rapture""Captcha"Za Tawsch
"Don't Leave Me Hanging On The Telephone""You Better Leave Trump's Twitter Feed Alone!"Cryhavoc
"Heart of Glass""Artist Class"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"The Tide Is High""The Tie Is Tied"Plumb Bob
"Call Me""Dollies"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Call Me""Stalling"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Rapture""Robin"Porfle Popnecker
"Call Me""Killing!"Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Blondie song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Picture ThisCrayolaLefty Lucy
In the SunSunscreenA.J.
Eat To The BeatPoliGripCautious Lip
Call MeTelephone Companiessybill
There are additional Blondie commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
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
You Dropped A Bomb On Me
   The Gap Band
You Dropped An Atomic Bomb On Me
Polly Etheline
It's Cold Outside Of Your Heart
   The Moody Blues
Heart of Glass
It's Cold Outside of Your Heart of Glass
Gary Albright
Lovely to See You
   The Moody Blues
In the Flesh
Lovely to See You in the Flesh
Polly Etheline
Harden My Heart
Heart Of Glass
Harden My Heart Of Glass
There are additional Blondie duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Dumblonde combined with Blondie
Submitted By: Pete Worst
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

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"The Tide Is High"
Misheard Lyrics:
The pilot's high just keeps going on
Original Lyrics:
The tide is high but I'm holding on
"Heart of Glass"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mucho mistrust formaldehyde.
Original Lyrics:
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind.
"The Tide Is High"
Misheard Lyrics:
The fireside
Original Lyrics:
The tide is high
"Heart of Glass"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm riding high onto the thermal douche line
Original Lyrics:
Riding high on love's true blueish light
There are additional Blondie misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Heart of Glass"
Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
In between

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I thought it was about energy!

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
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
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:

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:

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:

"Eat To The Beat"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I know you do it. I know you do it
I seen you, seen you, seen you, seen you chewing
Hey, you got a sweet tooth and I remember
A sweeter treat, uh, you beat your meat
Why They're Dirty:
'Beat your meat' is perhaps unexpected in this song! Almost fell out my chair laughing
Submitted by: Bea J
"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
There are additional Blondie dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Eat To The Beat"
The Lyrics:
Sitting in the bathroom drinking Alka Seltzer.
Product Brand Name:
Alka Seltzer, an over the counter antacid medicine.
Submitted by: Edward
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:

The Song Lyrics:
Won't come in from the rain
Song They Mention:
"Come In From The Rain" - Melissa Manchester
Submitted by: Isac
The Song Lyrics:
Latina, Ave Maria
Song They Mention:
Ave Maria by Traditional
Submitted by: Isac
There are additional Blondie Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"The Tide Is High"
Opening Lines:
The tide is high, But I'm holding on.
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.
"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__________!
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!"
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:

Ion Bled Submitted by: Megan Tereon
How an an ion bleed?
Lend Bio Submitted by: Lefty Lucy
Bend Oil Submitted by: Consta Pate
How does one bend a liquid?
Idol Ben Submitted by: Joe
What makes Ben an idol?
Lion Bed Submitted by: Marcia Todd

There are additional Blondie Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Amira" originally "Maria"
Arabic female first name meaning 'princess'
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Glitter Sill Lie" originally "Little Girl Lies"
Submitted by: Sally Jenkins
"Hens Unit" originally "In the Sun"
Submitted by: Chris Chendo
"Pure Tar" originally "Rapture"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Peru Rat" 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:

"Rum Mia" originally "Maria"
Submitted by: Rhonda Hindle
"Mall Key" originally "Call Me"
Submitted by: Winter Pepper
"Ship Her To Reds" originally "Rip Her to Shreds"
Submitted by: Daphne Hughes
"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:

The Lyrics:
Francois sez fas, Flashe' no do
It's allegedly French for: Francois says, "He doesn't do flash." But I came up empty on the, so it might have been made-up to sound French.
Submitted by: Blackie
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
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.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Dawn Blee originally "Blondie"
Submitted by: Daniel
Don Blee originally "Blondie"
Submitted by: Daniel

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"
2008 Documentary about a former child soldier
Submitted by: Cautious Lip

Other Artists:

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