“The Tide Is High” sung by Blondie

“The Tide Is High” was covered by the American new wave band Blondie in 1980, in a reggae style that included horns and strings. It was released as the lead single from the band’s fifth studio album, Autoamerican (1980), giving Blondie their third number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and their fifth in the UK (where it became Blondie’s last British number one for 18 years, until “Maria” in February 1999).

The track also reached number one in Canada and New Zealand, and was a Top 5 hit on many European charts as well as in countries including Australia and South Africa. The B-side was “Suzie & Jeffrey”, which appeared as a bonus track on the original 1980 cassette edition of the Autoamerican album, and was also included on EMI-Capitol’s re-issue of Autoamerican in 2001.

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    1. Blondie’s song is so special. So delighted that you enjoyed. Thank you for listening and giving feedback. Have a blissful day! 🎶☕️☕️

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