Love this ad that popped up on the Blondie Facebook group. It's strange how some greatest hits/best-of albums by our favorite artists somehow don't work, either because of licensing issues that exclude certain requisite hits, too many new or old songs, or sometimes just bad sequencing. "The Best of Blondie" -- released in the immediate aftermath of Debbie Harry's underperforming 1981 solo debut, "Koo Koo" (with which it was cross promoted) -- had none of those problems. With four No. 1 singles, a handful of smaller hits and a few songs that were smashes overseas -- including a special French verse on "Sunday Girl," of which we Americans had been shamefully deprived! -- "The Best of Blondie" ranks up there with "The Immaculate Collection" (Madonna), "The Best of Aretha Franklin" and Squeeze's "Singles -- 45's and Under" as one of the best "best ofs" of all time. What's your favorite?
As seen on my bedroom wall