Saturday, February 1, 2014
Call Me: 34th Anniversary
"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.