Songful Style: Heart of Glass by Blondie

Welcome to the August edition of Songful Style! Hosted by myself, Shelbee (Shelbee on the Edge) and Marsha (Marsha in the Middle), Songful Style is a collaboration featuring outfits inspired by songs. We’re also inviting anyone who would like to join us to post their own outfits in the link-up below. It doesn’t matter from what angle the song inspires the outfit—it can be from the lyrics, the title, the tune itself, the album cover, or even the music video. Last month, our song was Here Come the Mummies chosen by Shelbee. This month, our Songful Style song was chosen by Marsha, and it is Heart of Glass by Blondie (scroll right down to the bottom to read the lyrics), and check out Shelbee’s post for full details about this fabulous song.

Heart of Glass

“Heart of Glass” by Blondie, cooked up by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, strutted onto the scene in their third album, “Parallel Lines” (1978). And in January 1979, it skyrocketed to the top of charts worldwide.

Rolling Stone gave it a nod at 255 on their “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list in 2004, and guess what? It climbed to 138 in 2021.

“Once I Had a Love” transformed into the iconic “Heart of Glass,” thanks to producer Mike Chapman’s touch. The song’s journey, from its early steps to its full-on disco groove, is pure musical gold. Wouldn’t you agree?

A bit of a twist, though. The “pain in the ass” lyric got uptight people talking, leading to radio-friendly edits. But no worries, the song still stood tall, symbolizing Blondie’s fearless music evolution.

My Heart of Glass Outfit

Gosh, I struggled with this one! I had no clue what I was going to wear. Initially, I thought I might see if I could find a one-shouldered dress in the shops, but I couldn’t find anything. Then I figured, perhaps I’d find a dress with an uneven hemline instead. Nope. That wasn’t happening either. So, I had a good look through my wardrobe and ended up with a dress I bought in the sale last year but still haven’t worn. I got it from Zara (online), obviously when I was feeling a little more confident than the norm lol. It’s a bias cut dress so it hugs all the curves (even the ones I’d rather it didn’t!). I love the colour. I mean it’s khaki. It’s totally my colour. And I love the polka dots. I’m just not sure I love myself in it! However, it was the closest thing I have to Debbie Harry’s look—although Debbie’s dress is actually black and grey and looks nothing like mine lol. She’s also wearing clear plastic shoes but I don’t have any of those…. but I did try on a pair in Zara recently lol!!

So, I’m wearing my khaki and black bias cut dress from Zara, my black strappy heels from Ecco and my black clutch from Massimo Dutti. I added a bracelet and ring from my late MIL and a pair of long green dangly earrings (a gift from a friend last birthday). If I was feeling a little more confident in myself at the moment (don’t worry…it’s just my hormones talking!), I’d probably love this look so I will keep the dress for now. You never know, my hormones might decide I rather like myself in it in a couple of months!! If you’re anywhere near my age (or have experienced my age), then you’ll know exactly what I mean! I must say, I think my outfit is probably more 1920s than 1970s lol! But I guess that’s just the nature of interpretation, right?!

Heart of glass

Have you joined in this Songful Style theme this month? If so, we’d love to know how you styled this fabulous song by Blondie. Be sure to add your links to the link-up below. I can’t wait to see how Shelbee and Marsha interpreted it! Will you join us for next month’s Songful Style? I certainly hope so because I’ve chosen the beautiful song, A Thousand Years by Christina Perri, which you might remember from the Twilight movie series soundtrack (which I binge watched this weekend while Michael was away lol).

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Lyrics

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing, but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

In between
What I find is pleasing and I’m feeling fine
Love is so confusing there’s no peace of mind
If I fear I’m losing you. it’s just no good
You teasing like you do

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Lost inside
Adorable illusion and I cannot hide
I’m the one you’re using, please don’t push me aside
We coulda made it cruising, yeah

La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Yeah, riding high on love’s true bluish light

Ooh, oh, ooh, oh
Ooh, oh, ooh, oh

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

In between
What I find is pleasing and I’m feeling fine
Love is so confusing there’s no peace of mind
If I fear I’m losing you it’s just no good
You teasing like you do

La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

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2 responses to “Songful Style: Heart of Glass by Blondie”

  1. Suzy, this dress is absolutely magnificent on you! It hugs in all the right places, my friend. I know your hormones are skewing your perception, so please trust me when I say you look freaking amazing! I love your back tattoo so much also. I so wanted to recreate Debbie Harry’s gray and black asymmetrical dress, too, but I had nothing either. This was fun anyway!

    Shelbee

  2. Lise says:

    You look fabulous Suzy! Be kind to yourself 🙂

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