Billboard #1 Hits: #501: ‘Rapture’- Blondie. March 28, 1981.
- Single:’ Rapture’ – Blondie
- Record Company- Chrystalis
- Genre: New Wave- Hip Hop
- Written by Deborah Harry and Chris Stein
- Time: 6:31
- B-side:’Walk Like Me’
- Grade: D
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #5 in UK singles chart.
The first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 to feature rap vocals. In an earlier post I think I made an error and said that Blondie had 3 #1 hits- they had 4- “Heart Of Glass” 1979, “Call Me’ and ‘The Tide Is High’ in 1981 and this one-which I have never cared much for. At this point I believe they started to lose the plot. ‘Rapture’ was over 6 minutes but it seemed like it went on for hours. Thumbs down. The album wasn’t very good either. It would fall into the category of most disappointing albums- because I liked their work up to this point. They would only have one more hit after this- and it was a minor one ‘Island Of Lost Souls’ #37 off of their next album The Hunter.