A Blondie’s Dozen
By Jason Lamphier
“X Offender” (from Blondie, 1976)
The tale of a hooker who falls for the cop who books her, the band’s very first single (originally titled “Sex Offender”) is a jingly update of 1960s girl group pop—if all the girls were sluts.
“Rip Her to Shreds” (from Blondie, 1976)
A decade before anyone began “throwing shade,” Harry was trash-talking some boring scene queen with bad shoes and a crappy nose job. We don’t know her, but we know her.