Blondie – Heart Of Glass (1978)

Blondie – Heart Of Glass (1978)

“Heart of Glass” is a song by the American new wave band Blondie, written by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. It was featured on the band’s third studio album, Parallel Lines (1978), and was released as the album’s third single in January 1979 and reached number one on the charts in several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.

The “Heart of Glass” promotional video was directed by Stanley Dorfman. Contrary to popular belief, it was not filmed at the Studio 54 nightclub; Chris Stein said that “in the video, there’s a shot of the legendary Studio 54, so everyone thought we shot the video there, but it was actually in a short-lived club called the Copa or something”. The video begins with footage of New York City at night before joining Blondie on stage. Then, the video alternates between close-ups of Debbie Harry’s face as she lip-syncs and mid-distance shots of the entire band. Harry said, “For the video, I wanted to dance around but they told us to remain static, while the cameras moved around. God only knows why. Maybe we were too clumsy.”

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