500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Blondie, 'Call Me'
Writers: Giorgio Moroder, Deborah Harry
Released: Feb. '80, Chrysalis
25 weeks; No. 1
The main reason Blondie recorded "Call Me" for the Richard Gere flick American Gigolo was to work with their hero, Euro-disco producer Moroder. "He was the king of disco," Harry said. "And we were still the anti-establishment invaders." Moroder’s first choice for a vocalist was Stevie Nicks, but Harry’s New Wave edge helped make the song the biggest seller of 1980.
Appears on: Best of Blondie (Chrysalis)