The Day A Gigolo Helped Blondie Call Up A Chart Topper
The story goes that when disc guru Moroder was asked to provide music for the American Gigolo soundtrack he first approached Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac mega-fame but she was unavailable. Number two on Moroder's list was Blondie, then one of the most successful bands on the world, fronted by Über rock chick Debbie Harry. Moroder gave Harry an unfinished demo of a track called "Man Machine" and invited her to contribute lyrics. In just a few hours Harry had her words and Moroder had his song, "Call Me."
Blondie recorded the track, a distinct departure in style, with Moroder behind the desk. In the United States, the song was released in February of 1980, peaking at #1 and giving the band their second chart topper. more on this story
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