ONE POLL OR ANOTHER - ILM Artist Poll #83 - BLONDIE

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There hasn't been an artist poll for a few months so I decided to take over the running of the Blondie poll.

1. Rank your top 20 Blondie songs. I think the list below is everything, if something's missing let me know.

Normal scoring: 1:40, 2:36, 3:33, 4:30, 5:28, 6:26, 7:25, 8:24, 9:23, 10:22, 11:21, 12:20, 13:19, 14:18, 15:17, 16:16, 17:15, 18:14, 19:13, 20:12

2. Albums: rank your top five albums.

And that's it.

Send your ballots to me at nathanwoolls AT gmail.com.

Deadline is midnight UK time on Friday 7th July 2017.

nate woolls, Thursday, 22 June 2017 15:37 (one month ago) Permalink

11:59
(Can I) Find the Right Words (To Say)
(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear
A Rose by Any Name
A Shark in Jets Clothing
Accidents Never Happen
Already Naked
Angels on the Balcony
Atomic
Background Melody (The Only One)
Backroom
Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
Best Day Ever
Boom Boom in the Zoom Zoom Room
Cautious Lip
China Shoes
Contact in Red Square
Danceway
D-Day
Denis
Desire Brings Me Back
Detroit 442
Diamond Bridge
Die Young Stay Pretty
Dig Up the Conjo
Divine
Do the Dark
Doom or Destiny
Double Take
Dragonfly
Dreaming
Eat to the Beat
End to End
English Boys
Euphoria
Europa
Faces
Fade Away and Radiate
Fan Mail
Follow Me
For Your Eyes Only
Forgive and Forget
Fragments
Fun
Girlie Girlie
Go Through It
Golden Rod
Good Boys
Gravity
Hanging on the Telephone
Happy Dog (for Caggy)
Heart of Glass
Hello Joe
Here's Looking at You
I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say No
I Know but I Don't Know
I Screwed Up
I Want to Drag You Around
I'm Gonna Love You Too
I'm on E
In the Flesh
In the Sun
Island of Lost Souls
Just Go Away
Kidnapper
Kung Fu Girls
Last One in the World
Le Bleu
Little Caesar
Little Girl Lies
Live It Up
Living in the Real World
Long Time
Look Good in Blue
Love at the Pier
Love Doesn't Frighten Me
Love Level
Magic (Asadoya Yunta)
Make a Way
Man Overboard
Maria
Mile High
Mother
My Monster
Night Wind Sent
No Exit
No Imagination
Nothing Is Real but the Girl
One Way or Another
Orchid Club
Out in the Streets
Picture This
Pretty Baby
Rapture
Rave
Relax
Rifle Range
Rip Her to Shreds
Rules for Living
Screaming Skin
Shakedown
Shayla
Slow Motion
Songs of Love
Sound-A-Sleep
Sugar on the Side
Sunday Girl
Sunday Smile
Take It Back
Take Me in the Night
T-Birds
The Attack of the Giant Ants
The Beast
The Dream's Lost on Me
The End the End
The Hardest Part
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
The Tide Is High
The Tingler
Too Much
Under the Gun
Undone
Union City Blue
Victor
Walk Like Me
War Child
What I Heard
When I Gave Up on You
Will Anything Happen?
Winter
Wipe Off My Sweat
Words in My Mouth
X Offender
Youth Nabbed as Sniper

nate woolls, Thursday, 22 June 2017 15:38 (one month ago) Permalink

'The Attack of the Giant Ants' ftw.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:41 (one month ago) Permalink

No 'Call Me' in the list?

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:42 (one month ago) Permalink

For anyone who hasn't listened to it, their 1999 "comeback" album No Exit has some great stuff on it aside from "Maria." "Double Take" and "The Dream's Lost On Me" rank among my very favourite Blondie tracks.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:50 (one month ago) Permalink

there's a new one as well, right?

sleeve, Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah. After hearing a couple of the advance tracks, I wasn't sure as I was gonna bother with it, but as long as I'm going on a Blondie binge...

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:52 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm going to find it very hard to vote for anything by nu-Blondie... and probably anything from The Hunter while we're at it.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:52 (one month ago) Permalink

What's worse: the music on The Hunter, or Debbie's 'do on the album cover?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ce/Blondie_-_The_Hunter.jpg

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:54 (one month ago) Permalink

That's a difficult choice, really. The music on The Hunter is mostly awful, but Debbie's 'do on the album cover looks as if it influenced Chad Kroeger, so very difficult.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Weren't a couple of the band members complete raging junkies by the time of The Hunter?

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:03 (one month ago) Permalink

We've established, of course, that Eat to the Beat is only a shade less amazing than PL, right?

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:06 (one month ago) Permalink

I may like EtoB even better than PL.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:08 (one month ago) Permalink

can we not vote for Rush Rush...? I guess that's a Debbie solo song

Οὖτις, Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:09 (one month ago) Permalink

No Harry solo, right? Otherwise "I Want That Man," a favorite karaoke number of mine, can't fit.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I agree that Eat to the Beat is no Parallel Lines, but it comes close enough and really, that's the best that Blondie and Mike Chapman could have hoped for when they went into the studio to make. The only thing that I'd actually change about Eat to the Beat is its shit title.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I've always wondered why it has such a dumb title

Οὖτις, Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:26 (one month ago) Permalink

We've established, of course, that Eat to the Beat is only a shade less amazing than PL, right?

oh totally

sleeve, Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I just copied and pasted the album tracklistings from Wikipedia, Call Me should be on that list obviously.

Happy to run a Debbie Harry solo side poll, just submit a ballot of any number of tracks.

nate woolls, Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:02 (one month ago) Permalink

ETTB runs out of steam after "Slow Motion" but it's fire before that.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I already have my #1 picked out and it wasn't a single.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:04 (one month ago) Permalink

ETTB runs out of steam after "Slow Motion" but it's fire before that.

― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, June 22, 2017 7:03 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

What? Even though 'Atomic' is the next track after 'Slow Motion'?

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:08 (one month ago) Permalink

I forgot whether it came first. OK so after "Atomic" then!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:11 (one month ago) Permalink

No 'Call Me' in the list?

No 'Susie and Jeffrey' either. Sacrilege!

Jeff W, Thursday, 22 June 2017 20:31 (one month ago) Permalink

I just made a quick list and was surprised how many songs I wanted to include from the first album. I always think of Eat To The Beat and Parallel Lines battling it out for my favourite Blondie album, but it actually could be the debut.

kitchen person, Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:24 (one month ago) Permalink

If Mike Chapman is to be believed, Autoamerican was the easiest album of them all to make and The Hunter was the hardest.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:32 (one month ago) Permalink

thanks for taking over this poll Nate. one reason i gave up on it is because all my past polls i knew the artist inside and out. with Blondie there were some gaps but looking forward to diving into this catalog.

Bee OK, Friday, 23 June 2017 02:05 (one month ago) Permalink

As a complete sucker for '60s girl groups, "Slow Motion" might be my number one.

Hideous Lump, Friday, 23 June 2017 02:13 (one month ago) Permalink

#1 blondie song, 11:59
Tied for #1, Atomic
#2 Blondie song, Dreaming
Tied for #2, the rest of Parallel Lines

Treeship, Friday, 23 June 2017 03:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I am going to do a real ballot later. I usually don't bother with these but this one is different.

Treeship, Friday, 23 June 2017 03:22 (one month ago) Permalink

i should say, i'm going to try and get through everything. does anybody have any song suggestions from the 20174 release?

Bee OK, Friday, 23 June 2017 14:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I've said it before, but few more perfect expressions of desire and, ah, rapture exit than the line "Your hair is beautiful," buttressed by how ominous the song becomes after the chord change.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 June 2017 14:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I can tell you now my #1 and #2 are "Pretty Baby" and "Dreaming," and after that I can pick and choose.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Friday, 23 June 2017 14:17 (one month ago) Permalink

"Owner of a Lonely Heart" -- xxp

Mr. Crackpots (WilliamC), Friday, 23 June 2017 14:18 (one month ago) Permalink

YOU LOOK SO HEAVENLY

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 June 2017 14:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Alfred otm. A beautiful moment.

wtev, Friday, 23 June 2017 15:06 (one month ago) Permalink

like his hair!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 June 2017 15:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Not to be all hipster but there's also "Poets Problem," from the b-side of the "Presence, Dear" single. It's a really good Jimmy Destri song.

Also "Llámame," the Spanish-language "Call Me."

Josefa, Friday, 23 June 2017 17:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I just threw together a ballot of my favorites, which wasn't v difficult given that Parallel Lines is literally one of the first albums I remember hearing/seeing (the other is the SNF soundtrack)

Οὖτις, Friday, 23 June 2017 17:19 (one month ago) Permalink

I would like to put in a good word for "Shayla" here

sleeve, Friday, 23 June 2017 17:21 (one month ago) Permalink

and "Union City Blue" – that whole side really

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 June 2017 17:22 (one month ago) Permalink

'Union City Blue' rules.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 23 June 2017 17:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Deep cut everyone should check out: 'Angels on the Balcony'

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 23 June 2017 23:01 (one month ago) Permalink

20174?, not sure why i was writing out a zip code. anyways meant 2017 release.

Bee OK, Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Have Odenkirk and Cross ever copped to ripping of "A Shark in Jets Clothing" for Mr. Show's theme?

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes, "Angels on the Balcony" is a nice song. (Also "Live It Up" from that album.)

I must rep for "Accidents Never Happen" which has always been a big favourite of mine. Jimmy Destri was a great songwriter for a while there.

lingereffect (Kent Burt), Saturday, 24 June 2017 01:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's another good one. I'm hoping to see quite a fair few deep cuts place on this poll.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Saturday, 24 June 2017 12:30 (one month ago) Permalink

I can tell you now my #1 and #2 are "Pretty Baby" and "Dreaming," and after that I can pick and choose.

well yeah but in what order? hmmm

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Destri their best songwriter: consistently interesting.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I kinda lump the original run of Blondie LP's into pairs: Blondie & Plastic Letters obviously come from the same place, as do Parallel Lines & Eat to the Beat, with Autoamerican & The Hunter being some kind of attempt at branching out.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 29 June 2017 21:27 (four weeks ago) Permalink

man, I had no idea there was an 8:06 version of "Call Me"

― sleeve, Thursday, June 29, 2017 9:21 PM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yup, there is and it fucking rules! My preferred version by a long way. There's also a longer version, iirc.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 29 June 2017 21:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Eat To The Beat must have been the first video-album. or one of the first few. there weren't too many i guess. i know Soft Cell had a stab at one, Eurythmics too.

piscesx, Thursday, 29 June 2017 21:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Eat To The Beat must have been the first video-album. or one of the first few. there weren't too many i guess. i know Soft Cell had a stab at one, Eurythmics too.

― piscesx,

as sputnik said : "welcome to the future .. "

mark e, Thursday, 29 June 2017 22:12 (four weeks ago) Permalink

The Tide is High >>> Rapture

though i don't think TTiH is going to make my ballot because of over exposer.

Bee OK, Friday, 30 June 2017 01:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

been having a blast listening to this band this week. haven't even replayed Parallel Lines but i know that album inside and out. close to every song from there will probably make it.

Bee OK, Friday, 30 June 2017 01:57 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I'M YOUR DOG
BUT NOT YOUR PET
AWOOOOOOO

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 June 2017 02:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

"Scenery" is a nifty obscure Blondie demo... I think this might sneak onto my ballot. I'd forgotten it, but I first heard it on that "Blonde & Beyond" comp from the early 90s. Along with "X Offender" and "Presence, Dear," it really make me wish Gary Valentine had written more songs for the band...

lingereffect (Kent Burt), Friday, 30 June 2017 03:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

The Tide is High >>> Rapture

I rarely fp people, but you're testing me.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 30 June 2017 03:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Fan Mail has a shot at being my number one, as far as favs that weren't hits go.

albvivertine, Friday, 30 June 2017 03:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i always seem to have the wrong pick so many of my selections, so this is more par for the norm for me. this is why i love ILM, where i can find some like souls and the board delivers again and again.

xpost

Bee OK, Friday, 30 June 2017 04:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

*with

Bee OK, Friday, 30 June 2017 04:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I like "Tide Is High" as a song, but Blondie's version is not my favorite version so I can't see voting for it.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 30 June 2017 15:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

'Rapture' > 'The Tide Is High' ... although 'Rapture' is possibly my least favourite of Blondie's "disco" numbers...

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 30 June 2017 21:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

genuinely baffled as to how anything but Union City Blue could possibly win. it has a unique atmosphere that song; you never hear anything else with quite that kind of upbeat yearning quality to it. IMO.

piscesx, Friday, 30 June 2017 21:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

It very well could end up my #1, but I haven't banged out a ballot yet.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 30 June 2017 21:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, 'Union City Blue' is a favourite of mine too!

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 30 June 2017 22:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

This song has been destroying me all weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kh_E4M6w0E

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Monday, 3 July 2017 17:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Burke's drumming on this is immense

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 July 2017 18:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The better of the circa-1998/9 AIDS elegies from a veteran female pop star making a "comeback," I'd argue.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Monday, 3 July 2017 18:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

don't think this has been posted yet either

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/blondie_bombshell_debbie_harrys_awkwardly_awesome_late_night_disco_diatribe

sleeve, Monday, 3 July 2017 19:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

'I'm on E' is quite a forward-thinking title, innit?

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 4 July 2017 22:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ballot sent. I really wish this had been Top 25 - so hard to cut some tracks.

lingereffect (Kent Burt), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 00:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The list I'll likely send soon.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 01:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i have only been listening to this the Slicing Up Eyeballs Cure playlist for these last few weeks. i think i have my Top 20, just need to sort them out.

Bee OK, Thursday, 6 July 2017 00:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

sent

sleeve, Thursday, 6 July 2017 00:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm gonna cobble together a 10-15 song ballot tomorrow or friday, gonna be from the first 3 records

44 4s (voodoo chili), Thursday, 6 July 2017 03:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

*4 records, always forget about plastic letters

44 4s (voodoo chili), Thursday, 6 July 2017 03:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Voted

Bee OK, Friday, 7 July 2017 01:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Voted!

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Friday, 7 July 2017 02:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Voted!

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Friday, 7 July 2017 15:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

voted

voodoo chili, Friday, 7 July 2017 19:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Voted. Looking forward to the 1,000 post long argument as to which version of "Atomic" is best, single or LP.

Jeff W, Friday, 7 July 2017 19:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

LP, of course.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 7 July 2017 19:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

No.

Jeff W, Friday, 7 July 2017 19:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yes.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 7 July 2017 19:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I hope somebody voted for this helluva opener.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn3QgfmM_jo

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 July 2017 19:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I will be that guy who asks if deadline may be extended to midnight US Eastern Time.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 7 July 2017 20:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(It would give me time to decide the last 5-6 spots on my ballot)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 7 July 2017 20:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

are we going to get confirmation emails?

Bee OK, Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah I will send out emails once I've processed the ballot.

Also I'm going to be pretty busy all weekend so I'm going to keep the voting period open until Monday.

nate woolls, Saturday, 8 July 2017 08:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

thanks Nate, looking so forward to this!

Bee OK, Saturday, 8 July 2017 19:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

16 ballots in so far, not too bad but more would be great. Any received in the next 24 hour will be counted.

nate woolls, Sunday, 9 July 2017 12:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hoping this will start this week?

Bee OK, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 01:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

POLL her to shreds

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 01:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

POLLable Lines
Hanging on the TelePOLL
I Know But I Don't POLL
I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say POLL
A Shark in Jets POLLing

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 05:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Island of Lost POLLS

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

POLL Motion.

piscesx, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^^^ A+

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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