Once I had a love
And it was a blast
Soon turned out
Had a heart of glass
In 1978, three years after the band's formation, Blondie released the album, Parallel Lines, their 3rd, which would eventually catapult them permanently into the mainstream. Though the album didn't produce many hits, only the song One Way or Another and this one, Heart of Glass became one of their biggest hits ever, charting in several countries and selling well over 2 million copies worldwide.
The song was a departure in sound for the band, as the music accompanying the track was decidedly disco. The band took a lot of flak for this from fellow punk bands in New York, but it didn't matter. Harry's high-pitched, yet smooth voice, mixed with that infectious track, resonated with music lovers everywhere and Blondie, superstar, was born.
The band would go on to achieve many successes in the coming years, with more hit records, critical acclaim, innovation, and an eventual induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Great band, great sound! Check out Heart of Glass and stay tuned for more Blondie...