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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Call Me: 34th Anniversary

Giorgio Moroder informs us that today (February 1st) is the 34th Anniversary of the song "Call Me" by Blondie. Moroder produced the single that came off the soundtrack for the film American Gigolo.

"Call Me" was #1 for six weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, was that chart's #1 hit of 1980, and also went #1 in the UK and Canada, becoming an international sensation. It was Blondie's second #1 single and the band's biggest hit.

Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks to write and sing a theme song for the movie he was scoring but she declined. The producer then turned to Blondie and the rest is, as they say, disco history.

In 1988, Ben Liebrand remixed "Call Me" for the Once More Into the Bleach Blondie remix album. A single version of that mix was released and the song received a new wave of popularity at the clubs.

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