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Blondie — One Way or Another
Album: Parallel Lines
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Released: 1978
Length: 3:19
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One way or another, I'm gonna find ya
I'm gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
One way or another, I'm gonna win ya
I'm gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya

One way or another, I'm gonna see ya
I'm gonna meet ya, meet ya, meet ya, meet ya
One day, maybe next week
I'm gonna meet ya, I'm gonna meet ya, I'll meet ya

I will drive past your house
And if the lights are all down
I'll see who's around

One way or another, I'm gonna find ya
I'm gonna get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
One way or another, I'm gonna win ya
I'll get ya, I'll get ya

One way or another, I'm gonna see ya
I'm gonna meet ya, meet ya, meet ya, meet ya
One day, maybe next week, I'm gonna meet ya
I'll meet ya, ahh

And if the lights are all out
I'll follow your bus downtown
See who's hangin' 'round

One way or another, I'm gonna lose ya
I'm gonna give you the slip
A slip of the hip for another
I'm gonna lose ya, I'm gonna trick ya, I'll trick ya

One way or another, I'm gonna lose ya
I'm gonna trick ya, trick ya, trick ya, trick ya
One way or another, I'm gonna lose ya
I'm gonna give you the slip

I walked down the mall
Stand over by the wall
Where I can see it all
Find out who ya call
Lead you to the supermarket checkouts
Some specials and rat food
Get lost in the crowd

One way or another, I'm gonna get ya
I'll get ya, I'll get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
One way or another, I'm gonna get ya
I'll get ya, I'll get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
One way or another, I'm gonna get ya
I'll get ya, I'll get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
One way or another, I'm gonna get ya
I'll get ya, I'll get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
One way or another, I'm gonna get ya
I'll get ya, I'll get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
One way or another, I'm gonna get ya
I'll get ya, I'll get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
One way or another
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I get sick of this song about 40 seconds into it.
 iloveradio wrote:
Sound is good but lyrics are a bit creepy stalking.
 
I think that was sort of the intent.
 cyberjoe wrote:
Good run today on RP! It's not stuck in 60's and 70's mainstream purgatory as it often does..
 
Actually this is a pretty mainstream little number. From the 70s...  ;-)
Good run today on RP! It's not stuck in 60's and 70's mainstream purgatory as it often does..
I fell in love with Deborah Harry! This came out when I was 13 :) Puppy love :)
 iloveradio wrote:
Sound is good but lyrics are a bit creepy stalking.
 

Maybe if you or I was singing it
Sound is good but lyrics are a bit creepy stalking.
Hmm.. would've liked to.
Arden wrote:
Blondie was part of a scene in the 70s that helped make rock accessible again to many untutored, but creative musicians from outside the mainstream. Fun was restored. Why debate it like a college course? I'd be happy to bop along with any middle aged parents and their kids. (Like to hear some of the edgier pre-"Parallel Lines" Blondie stuff, though.)
Always enjoyed her live too.
 

Bollox its worth a 10 just for the teenage thought of Debbie. Oh oh Atomic. 
Debbie Harry!  My first rock crush growing up! 
 Proclivities wrote:

She was anything but lame in the late 70's and early 80's - especially if you happened to be sitting up close for their shows at CBGB back then.
 
 kurtster wrote:

Indeed.  Got to see them from the 4th row at Music Hall in Cleveburg when they were just hitting their stride.  Awesome and wow could Debbie sing.  Much more than just a very pretty face.  Saw them again about 15 years ago during a reunion tour in an even smaller venue in town.  Was nice, not the same energy, but we're all a lot older now ;)

  
I'll go along and say you gentlemen may be correct about thier live shows (never saw them)
but I don't like any of their records 
 Proclivities wrote:

She was anything but lame in the late 70's and early 80's - especially if you happened to be sitting up close for their shows at CBGB back then.
 
Indeed.  Got to see them from the 4th row at Music Hall in Cleveburg when they were just hitting their stride.  Awesome and wow could Debbie sing.  Much more than just a very pretty face.  Saw them again about 15 years ago during a reunion tour in an even smaller venue in town.  Was nice, not the same energy, but we're all a lot older now ;)
 DavidFromHouston wrote:
This is easily the most unbearable song I've heard today. I've always HATED this song. 

 
Were you afraid that someone will  get ya, get ya, get ya, get ya {#Wink}?
Light, funny song it is.
This is easily the most unbearable song I've heard today. I've always HATED this song. 
Blondie's best tune!
Deborah Harry: va, va, va, va voom!
Never really cared for her music........and I'm old!
I was walking at this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and suddenly, in front of me was...

"CLEM! CLEM BURKE!!"

I shouted it the moment I saw him and he stopped like he might know me, then nodded yes and looked like I was a fan was the last person he'd want to talk to.

Frankly, at this point, there probably aren't many people who would 1) remember Blondie and 2) know what their drummer looked like and 3) could call him out by name in the middle of a music festival. I think I deserved a bit of a warmer reception. 
 hayduke2 wrote:
Debbie is still a super fox!!!

 
Godlike too
 OceanBlue wrote: 
Same set today ... I think we've rattled Bill's software ...
... and you can sing Teenage Kicks to the opening chords. Double bonus.
 unclehud wrote:

May I edit your comment?  "Not heard much on the radio any longer.

Was a time this was played every 30 minutes by every radio station in North America.  Impossible to avoid it, really.



 
What drugs were you taking when this came out?  This song and the other classic so-called "punk" songs never got played alot on the radio when the first came out.  It took years for the now Rock Hall of Famers Blondie, T Heads, Patti Smith and Ramones to get regular air play.
what's with all the oldies?
 ppopp wrote:
Brilliant tune. Not heard much on the radio anywhere else. I love RP.

 
May I edit your comment?  "Not heard much on the radio any longer.

Was a time this was played every 30 minutes by every radio station in North America.  Impossible to avoid it, really.


 fedtho wrote:


(..............psssssst, don't tell anyone, but when I bought it, it was because it featured "Heart of glass".... {#Shhh} .....oh well, I still love that one too, actually!)

 
Everybody did. Took me a while to realize there were other songs on the album. Slowly, Debbie became "just" the singer in a really good band...

I see Bill's replaced the Best of cover with the original, per your suggestion.
{#Bananasplit}Cruising the streets of Boston in 1979...OH YEAH!!!!!!!
Brilliant tune. Not heard much on the radio anywhere else. I love RP.
Yeah, now we rockin'! Blondie made me donate {#Hearteyes}
 Proclivities wrote:

She was anything but lame in the late 70's and early 80's - especially if you happened to be sitting up close for their shows at CBGB back then.


 
That must have been something to see.  She is one performer who I definitely wish I had seen in person when she was in her prime.
Nothing better than listening to this song after I just fixed a bug that I've been working on for over two months!!!

Dancing all around!!! 

Debbie Harry

From the June 2013 cover of Fabulous magazine.  (UK -- the Sun)


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Super Blondie by Butcher Billy
"Parallel Lines", the album that featured this song, was maybe the second or third record I ever bought. I know it by heart and consider that it has aged amazingly well {#Cool}

I'd love to have its original cover displayed instead of this "Best of", but maybe there are issues with copyright...!?

I do love that cover....

Blondie - Parallel Lines cover art

(..............psssssst, don't tell anyone, but when I bought it, it was because it featured "Heart of glass".... {#Shhh} .....oh well, I still love that one too, actually!)
I used to fantasize that Deb was riding me cowgirl like she was on a b(f)ucking bronco and belting out this song. (blush)
Dedicated to Snowden
This is my first time hearing Blondie on RP - Love it!
This is a few minutes of really ugly :)
A great song by a great artist.. chair dancing{#Guitarist}{#Music}
Debbie is still a super fox!!!
This segue a lot like one of my cassettes from the 80's Stevie Wonder followed directly by Blondie.
F*CK Yeah
La canción del acosador... jajajaja...{#Yell}
Damn it!  ANOTHER song about Sex!  What's up with this my Homies??
she did this song on the muppet show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0DV4yHz6FQ
 dmax wrote:
Those of us that grew up on Muskrat Love and You Light Up My Life pay regular homage to the New Wave pioneers. 

 
Right on!  It had virtually no beat, and you really couldn't dance to it.  I'll have to give it a 35...

I don't get this band at all.....{#Puke}


Back in the day, I thought "Rapture" was a wonderful parody of the emerging rap movement.  INMO, while poppy, I thought there was a subtle edge to their/her music.
 kaybee wrote:
Didn't care for it then, don't like it much now.  Never really "got" Blondie.  Still, they were yet another band that were part of the "female invasion" of rock in the late 70's, so that's a point in their favour.
 
I think they were more of that awful New Wave that included Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Elvis Costello, Devo, and dozens more.

You know, they played music that Top 40 refused to play because it was too edgy for the times.

Those of us that grew up on Muskrat Love and You Light Up My Life pay regular homage to the New Wave pioneers. 

Good song choice as I am doing " creative " tax work.
One way or another, their gonna get me, get me, get me  {#Frustrated} 
Didn't care for it then, don't like it much now.  Never really "got" Blondie.  Still, they were yet another band that were part of the "female invasion" of rock in the late 70's, so that's a point in their favour.
Soooooo SICK OF THIS SICK SONG>>>>>BLAHHHH so over it Bill!
 duchamp wrote:
Sorry, boys, this just gives me hives.
 
Excuse accepted. {#Mrgreen}

Sorry, boys, this just gives me hives.
 sirdroseph wrote:
Deborah Harry is pretty lame, but Blondie was really good!{#Cheers}
 
She was anything but lame in the late 70's and early 80's - especially if you happened to be sitting up close for their shows at CBGB back then.

Deborah Harry is pretty lame, but Blondie was really good!{#Cheers}
Read "All Hopped Up and ready to Go- the story of New york music" - Tony Fletcher" . it is funny when I tell people that punk started in New York with Patti Smith, Ramones, Talking Heads, Television and Blondie at CBGBs. It seems incongruous;
but it's always neat to hear about Deborah Harry being one of the gorgeous waitresses that they had at Max's Kansas City in late 60's early 70's and she was a folk-rock singer in a band called "the Wind and the Willows" around that time.

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Clem Burke, a drummer who could do a lot within the constraints of the disco beat.
 
Agreed, tho Blondie was another rock band that ventured into and back out of disco but weren't really a disco band.

 AdyMiles wrote:
Blondie were a classic British rock band. Innovative and fun. Nice track. Not their best, but still good

 
Pssst. . . dude. . . Blondie was a punk/new wave band from New York city. . .


Clem Burke, a drummer who could do a lot within the constraints of the disco beat.
 AdyMiles wrote:
Blondie were a classic British rock band. Innovative and fun. Nice track. Not their best, but still good
 
Um?
Always loved this band, such good memories!
I used to live near Cincinnati, and I always wanted the one line to be "Where I can see it all/Find some Hudepohl."

(Hudepohl being a local brewery.)

dont get it off the shelf again.  thanks{#Moon}


 AdyMiles wrote:
Blondie were a classic British rock band. Innovative and fun. Nice track. Not their best, but still good

 


It's a Rock Band song, meaning that my boys are enjoying the wonderfulness of trying to keep up with Clem Burke! I'm smart, and pick the bass each time.

{#Drummer}
 eskles wrote:
Pretty darn good set - Yardbirds, count Basie, Van Morrison - when Blondie is the weak link.
 
Blondie were contemporary and relevant. They didn't aim to make pretentious music

Blondie were a classic British rock band. Innovative and fun. Nice track. Not their best, but still good

 dBdwg wrote:
annoying
 
Oh Yeh?, RP has methods for making you change your mind. Bill could switch from Regular Mode to Depeche Mode and serve you a slice of Cake. Or he could give you The Weepies and then saddle you up with the Cowboy Junkies. He could even put you up a Porcupine Tree. One way or another you will like this tune!

ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Originally on Parallel Lines in the US, don't know about Spain or Sweden tho they do things funny over there. ;-)

It's on every Greatest Hits/Best Of compilation I've ever seen (there are several).


Ok ! Thanks for the info

 junebaby65 wrote:
I really like Blondie's music, but I have to mention that Debbie had the lead role in many a fanstasy when I was 15 years old..GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
 

Hope you were sitting on a towel when that situation reared its head.
annoying
this is one of my daughter's and I favourites songs on RockBand2
it's so fun to play on the "guitar".
 junebaby65 wrote:
I really like Blondie's music, but I have to mention that Debbie had the lead role in many a fanstasy when I was 15 years old..GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
 
 Debbie can still play a leading role.........


For everyone who complains about the supposed glut of creepy guy-stalking-girl songs on RP... And this isn't creepy, it just rocks, dumbass sweeper commercials nonwithstanding.

This is what the Fonz had playing on his ipod when he jumped.....
 tro_73 wrote:
Is that the cd cover of the cd where you can find this song ("One way ...") ? Because I've got a Blondie "greatest hits" cd with that same cover and "One way..." is not included .
 
Originally on Parallel Lines in the US, don't know about Spain or Sweden tho they do things funny over there. ;-)

It's on every Greatest Hits/Best Of compilation I've ever seen (there are several).

I'm a fan of this song, but it's definitely dropped a number of notches IMHO since hearing it over and over and over again on that excruciatingly annoying Swiffer commercial that's been played constantly in Canada.
REALLY wish they hadn't given permission for that one - now all I can think of is cleaning when I hear this song.
Is that the cd cover of the cd where you can find this song ("One way ...") ? Because I've got a Blondie "greatest hits" cd with that same cover and "One way..." is not included .
Ok song,but for me I sit here thinking ok next song please, This one I've heard way no many times. Although, I am not that familiar with Blondie songs, this one I've heard it feels like a million times. Radio Paradise self this one for awhile please.
The Lyrics to me are rather simple-I want to say silly, but hey I'm not the best at interpreting what the songs mean- like me and poetry.{#Mad}


he said jump the shark. . . ay

 lmic wrote:
Debbie Harry is just plain awesome.
 

Lookit that pic on the album cover. You're a teen, and this is the beginning of Costello, Pretenders, and Blondie re-forming the nature of radio. That might've been one of the best periods, second only to the 1972-1974 period of creativity.
If I never hear this again..... :rolleyes:
soooo played
This is probably the only Blondie song I'm really sick of hearing. It's been used in a burger commercial, and then I knew it had really jumped the shark when my daughter was watching a "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" rerun, and Melissa Joan Hart (as Sabrina) was covering it with her "garage band" on the show. Please retire it for a good while...
I think I first heard this on The Muppet Show, way back when. She was the musical guest. Odd.
Seems like it was designed to go into montage scenes in cheesy movies.
spooky :-0
has anybody heard her new stuff?
davin wrote:
I have no idea what this means.
Given your lack of gender & location-if the wind is right who knows WHAT may blow in from WA-it's OK.There are LOOOOTS of good therapists; I have some #s if you want them but I am East of you a couple (thousand) miles
davin wrote:
I have no idea what this means.
You've never had a dream?
davin wrote:
I have no idea what this means.
Ah, such touching innocence :) - like the original poster, Debbie Harry was a not infrequent visitor to my dreams. By far the sexiest punk around (even sexier than Siouxsie Sioux), great voice, attitude, and really intelligent. Great to hear a Blondie classic again - 8 from the Nottingham jury.
davin wrote:
I have no idea what this means.
I think we all do! :cheesygrin:
junebaby65 wrote:
I really like Blondie's music, but I have to mention that Debbie had the lead role in many a fanstasy when I was 15 years old..GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
I have no idea what this means.
Pretty darn good set - Yardbirds, count Basie, Van Morrison - when Blondie is the weak link.
Nice set: Pretenders, CCR, Blondie - back to my post-highschool days! Ex-wife used to lipsynch this on the dance floor (OUCH!) :dancingbanana:
used to great effect in Veronica Mars!!
oh f%$# yeah, the ultimate stalker anthem!!! whoohooo!!! :hearteyes:
I really like Blondie's music, but I have to mention that Debbie had the lead role in many a fanstasy when I was 15 years old..GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
RockinBlueVoodoo wrote:
I guess if you don't listen to regular radio you don't ever hear this song so it's fun to hear it once in while. I think the people that listen to Clear Channel and then come here get annoyed when RP plays a 'hit' song but if you're always here then it's a welcome addition to the play list. For me anyway...
Hear hear! It's great to hear an old favorite that I never hear any more.
Debbie Harry is just plain awesome.
RockinBlueVoodoo wrote:
I guess if you don't listen to regular radio you don't ever hear this song so it's fun to hear it once in while. I think the people that listen to Clear Channel and then come here get annoyed when RP plays a 'hit' song but if you're always here then it's a welcome addition to the play list. For me anyway...
Exactly!
I don't know how people can be so mindless rehashing the same songs from the last 30 years and listening to them all day after day after day..
I guess if you don't listen to regular radio you don't ever hear this song so it's fun to hear it once in while. I think the people that listen to Clear Channel and then come here get annoyed when RP plays a 'hit' song but if you're always here then it's a welcome addition to the play list. For me anyway...
I was like 11 or 12 and SO into Blondie. Weren't that many chicks on the radio back then. I don't have any of their albums anymore, so it's nice to hear em once in awhile. They were always a little off the wall.
RockinBlueVoodoo wrote:
And yet, your highest rated songs include Comfortably Numb, Good Times, Bad Times, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Werewolves Of London and others which you can hear on any classic rock clear channel brainwash 'zombie" stations... Curious..
I guess those songs are ones that I personally can relate to...I'm a lyrics person...and feel they are either poinant, or entertaining songs. By the way, I know a werewolf that lives in London. You don't have to hear those commercial songs THATmuch on RP. I guess it just ruins all the other great flow of music when they are thrown in. As for Blondie, maybe the band musicians are choice, but the blond is not. At the time, there wasn't anything like that, so they got put up high on a pedestal. I guess if Bill was going to play any Blondie he should play an album cut, something no one would expect, rather than the hits. I can't listen to any regular local station anymore (actually never did).....I don't know how people can be so mindless rehashing the same songs from the last 30 years and listening to them all day after day after day... :puke:
olsaltybastard wrote:
Does music such as this REALLY require six persons to make?
it's pretty simple to pick out all six elements in this song. lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals. so yes. the answer is yes.
Fun! Lots of!!
That's RP for you- always exposing those unknown songs you've never heard before...
olsaltybastard wrote:
Does music such as this REALLY require six persons to make?
Well, sure. Apparently there's one to grab Deborah Harry's a**, and one to be scared while she growls about stalking them. Like backup singers, kind of.
Does music such as this REALLY require six persons to make?
I dig. :sunny: what about some "heart of glass"?
Origin of the song: Debbie quoting from her fan mail...
dolfan wrote:
Is it this one or the Police's "Every Step You Take"?
I thought it was "Every Breath You Take". :wink:
dolfan wrote:
Is it this one or the Police's "Every Step You Take"?
I heard this song was about the IRS. One way or another they're gonna gitcha...
ugh. never liked her. like her less today...
dolfan wrote:
Is it this one or the Police's "Every Step You Take"?
That's ANOTHER stalker theme song :)
Candleben wrote:
. . . the singer has this phlegmy, throaty, gurgly aspect to her voice . . .
Yeah, isn't it great?
GAIAStevef wrote:
It's the stalker's theme song... :shifty:
Is it this one or the Police's "Every Step You Take"?
8?)
Regardless of the merits of the song or its lyrics, there is one thing I can never get out of my mind when I hear it: the singer has this phlegmy, throaty, gurgly aspect to her voice that makes me cringe. Just hack it up already!