Number One Song of 1980 – Blondie’s Call Me

One of my favorite bands Blondie, had the number one hit in 1980. The song Call Me was the theme to the movie American Gigolo. Written and directed by Paul Schrader, and starring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton, the movie tells the story of a high-priced male escort in Los Angeles who becomes romantically involved with a prominent politician’s wife while at the same time becoming the prime suspect in a murder. I remember the movie as being an enjoyable crime thriller. I must watch it again to see if it still holds up today.

Along with hit songs Heart of Glass, One Way Or Another, The Tide is High, and Rapture, Blondie has won two Grammy, and in 2006 were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

Below is the music video, as well as the trailer for the movie.

 

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