|The Best of Blondie|
|Source||Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 2|
|Release||18 November 2008|
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Call Me is a song by Blondie which is about a prostitute. It was featured in the film American Gigolo in a scene where the lead character is "working."
European Disco producer Giorgio Moroder wrote this with Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, who thus became the first woman in British chart history to write three #1 hits. However, she hadn't been Moroder's first choice. The Italian disco king had originally wanted Stevie Nicks to provide vocals on the track, but the Fleetwood Mac vocalist declined the offer.
This was the most successful of all Blondie singles in their native USA. It was the best-selling single of 1980. (Thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 3)
In 2002, The Box Tops recorded this for the compilation album When Pigs Fly:
- Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear. Cevin Soling, who was executive producer on the album, explains: "I got the Box Tops back together again, and that was a blast. That was so much fun working with the Box Tops. Especially with Alex Chilton there singing. I didn't produce that. I was in the studio, but the producer on that one was a buy named Benji King, who was the keyboard player for the band Scandal. That studio experience was pretty funny, because he's so full of energy. He's always excited and always really into things. The Box Tops are each one degree more laid back to the next. Coming from the South, they're all kind of very chill. Until you get to Alex Chilton, who's practically catatonic. And so you have that contrast."