->''One way or another I'm gonna find ya,''\\
''I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha''

Blondie is an American rock band that formed in 1974-1975, first gained fame in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and has so far sold over 60 million records. The band was a pioneer in the early American [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and PunkRock scenes. 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 and was noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of {{Disco}}, {{Pop}} and {{Reggae}}, while retaining a basic style as a New Wave band.

Lead singer Deborah Harry [[FaceOfTheBand achieved a level of celebrity that eclipsed other band members]], leading to tension within the group. Following the poorly received album ''The Hunter'' and with core member Chris Stein diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, the group disbanded in 1982. As members pursued other projects, Blondie's reputation grew over the following decade and the group reformed in 1997, achieving renewed success and a number one single in the United Kingdom with "Maria" in 1999. The group toured and performed throughout the world over the following years, and was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the [=RockWalk=] of Fame in 2006.

Blondie songs:
* ''[[http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/blondie%2Batomic/video/x3eepj_blondie-atomic_music Atomic]]''
* ''[[http://www.mtvmusic.com/blondie/videos/113563/call_me.jhtml Call Me]]''
* ''[[http://www.mtvmusic.com/blondie/videos/178055/dreaming.jhtml Dreaming]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFerLNdpwO4 One Way or Another]]''
* ''[[http://www.mtvmusic.com/blondie/videos/18111/rapture.jhtml Rapture]]'' - the earliest example of a rock band performing rap music (the parent album was released just a month before Music/TheClash's ''Music/{{Sandinista}}'', which contained "The Magnificent Seven")
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0skjm-uJSs The Tide Is High]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWhkbDMISl8 Hanging On the Telephone]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmONePejIIA In The Flesh]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXlaOsNBDkk Heart Of Glass]]''

Album discography:
* ''Blondie'' (1976)
* ''Plastic Letters'' (1978)
* ''Music/ParallelLines'' (1978)
* ''Eat to the Beat'' (1979)
* ''Autoamerican'' (1980)
* ''The Hunter'' (1982)
* ''No Exit'' (1999)
* ''The Curse of Blondie'' (2003)
* ''Panic of Girls'' (2011)
* ''Pollinator'' (2017)
!!! '''''Trope of Glass''''':
* ArmedBlag: "The Hardest Part" from ''Eat To The Beat'' talks about a robbery on an armored car ("''Twenty-five tons of hardened steel...''"). The title refers to the "hardest part" of the robbery being the armed guards inside the vehicle.
* ArtifactTitle: The band name references the fact that they had two blonde backing singers in addition to Debbie Harry. [[ThePeteBest Neither of them stayed long enough to perform live or record with them.]] Therefore, for the record, the name has nothing to do with Hitler.
* ChristmasCake: Very nicely and notably averted. Debbie Harry was already well into her 30s by the time the band hit it big. It didn't stop her from becoming a sex symbol at all.
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: "Denise" became "Denis". Averted with their cover of "I'm Gonna Love You Too" by Buddy Holly, which retains the line "After all, another fella took ya": Intentionally or not, this makes it sound like the narrator's male love interest left with another man.
* {{Disco}}: "Heart of Glass". "Call Me" and "Rapture" have shades of disco too, though the latter also features rapping.
* EightiesHair: See Debbie Harry on the cover of ''The Hunter''.
* EpicRocking: The full, extended version of "Call Me" is definitely epic -- it's over 8 minutes long! "Heart Of Glass" ''almost'' counts -- it's just shy of 6.
* FemmeFatale: To some extent Debbie Harry's stage persona, and some of their songs at least hint at dangerous femininity. From "Maria":
-->''"She moves like she don't care\\
Smooth as silk, cool as air\\
Ooh, it makes you wanna cry..."''
* GenreRoulette: Blondie are well known for this, spanning several different genres across each album. A good example is Eat To The Beat's second half (Side 2 on the original vinyl/cassette release) which has each track in a distinct genre:
** Die Young Stay Pretty - Reggae
** Slow Motion - Motown
** Atomic - Disco
** Sound A Sleep - Easy Listening
** Victor - Progressive Rock
** Living In The Real World - Punk
* GratuitousFrench: "Sunday Girl", which also has its own French version. The version on The Best Of Blondie was a mix made from both and is well known.
** "Denis" also featured a verse in French, which explained the cover's name and gender change (from a girl named Denise to a French boy named Denis).
** "Francois, c'est pas flashe non due" in the ''Rapture'' rap.
** From ''Call Me'': "Appelle-moi, mon chéri, appelle-moi", just after some GratuitousItalian: "Amore chiamami, chiamami". Both verses mean "Call me, my dear/love".
*** Debbie's solo song "French Kissin' In The USA" also has Gratuitous French in the repeated line "Embrasser c'est Francais". Like "Sunday Girl", it also has its own French version, which was the B-Side to the single "In Love With Love".
* LyricalDissonance: "One Way or Another" is a catchy, upbeat little ditty about ... a stalker ex-boyfriend that Debbie Harry had.
* MaleBandFemaleSinger: One of the first examples in rock and [[FountainOfExpies and inspiration for other bands]].
* MsFanservice: Debbie Harry. Case in point, Harley Quinn's {{Stripperiffic}} outfit in the film ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'' looks similar to [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/51094bb32bb1e89810f9bd579856493a/tumblr_nspb140FAO1uww4h9o1_500.png one memorable outfit of Harry's.]]
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their harder, PunkRock-influenced early work fairly often reached 5 ("One Way Or Another" is a good example), and on the whole, their work covers the whole lower half of the spectrum.
* ObsessionSong: Several, including "One Way or Another", "Accidents Never Happen" and "Hangin' On the Telephone".
* OneManSong: ''Denis''.
* PerformanceVideo
* PlayboyBunny: Debbie Harry worked at New York's Playboy Club back in the '70s.
* PunBasedTitle: "'''Rap'''ture"
* RapRock: TropeMaker ("Rapture") along with Music/TheClash ("The Magnificent Seven") and the crossover between Music/RunDMC and Music/{{Aerosmith}} ("Walk This Way").
* RearrangeTheSong: The band's early song Once I Had A Love was rearranged several times until it became Heart Of Glass several years later. When first written the song was blues inspired, it went on to become more upbeat and poppier, and finally the band decided on the electro-disco arrangement that made "Heart Of Glass" famous. Several demos of it are available and show the song in its various stages of development.
** A similar case for "Just Go Away" which was once a 1975 song called "Lullaby" with different lyrics. Although not recorded or played live "Fade Away And Radiate" was one of the first songs the band wrote. The band were somewhat short of material for Parallel Lines, and hadn't been considering these songs for an album, but producer Mike Chapman liked them.
* RefrainFromAssuming: "Rapture" is not titled "The Man From Mars" even though the rap portion of the song, providing a detailed list of actions by that man, is more memorable than the singing portion that ends with the word "rapture".
* ShoutOut: "Dreaming" makes one to Music/BobDylan's song "Watching the River Flow."
* SmallNameBigEgo: The titular "her" in "Rip Her To Shreds".
* StalkerWithACrush: "One Way Or Another" was inspired by one of Harry's ex-boyfriends who stalked her.
* UncommonTime: Yes, Blondie of all bands have an example of this trope, and in one of their best known songs to boot. In the instrumental parts of "Heart of Glass" the band will frequently skip a beat three times in an eight-measure pattern, meaning that there is a popular {{disco}} song containing examples of UncommonTime. (The exact pattern, in case you're wondering, is 4+3+4+3+4+3+4+4/4, meaning that there are twenty-nine beats in the cycle instead of the popular 32).
** They also skip a beat in "I'm on E", appropriately on the line 'skip a beat', and in "Detroit 442", which catches off people trying to play along to Clem Burke's drumming.
* VisualPun: The cover of ''Parallel Lines'' is the band standing in front of a background of black-and-white, well, parallel lines, looking cool.