Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, August 1979
JUST A SCANT eight months ago, Blondie the group was seemingly nowhere. Their third album (and second for Chrysalis), Parallel Lines, was languishing in the lower regions of the Hot 100 as the two singles initially released from it – the ill-advised Buddy Holly cover 'I'm Gonna Love You Too' and the European hit 'Hanging On The Telephone' – dropped quickly from the American charts. So, when 'Heart Of Glass' was issued simultaneously in 7" and 12" disco versions, no one could have reasonably expected it to be a smash, much less rise to #1.
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