The Blondie hit "Heart of Glass" was a smash in 1979, but it was originally a very different song. With a reggae-style beat and a hint of disco, the song written by vocalist Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein was first called "Once I Had A Love (The Disco Song)." Once they started working with producer Mike Chapman on the 1978 album Parallel Lines, the song took on a new sound and became Blondie's first #1 hit. Let's check out how the song started out:
Of course, here's the hit version we play:
Amazing what can happen when song gets re-arranged, isn't it??