July 27, 2012
Debbie Harry was and is the lead singer of Blondie, 1974-1982, and 1997-present. The band has sold over 40 million albums during the course of their career and have had four singles reach number one on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart. THey were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during 2006.
Debbie Harry’s solo career has not been as successful. She only had four singles reach the top 100 and none entered the top 40.
While most of her solo material has been forgettable, “I Want That Boy” stands head and shoulders above the crowd. It was really a throw back to the disco/dance era. It had a wonderful beat and just perculated along. Released as a single, it did not reach the Pop Singles Chart.
Harry wisely reunited Blondie during 2007 and they remain active in the studio and on the road.
August 30, 2009
“I Want That Boy” by Sadina was one of the great musical mysteries of my teen years.
The song was played a number times on a local radio station that I listened too while growing up in Rhode Island. I tried to find the record at just about every music store in my area with no luck. The song just disappeared into the mists.
As the years passed and I became a heavy record collector, it remained on my top ten list of wants. I am forever grateful that the disc jockey actually announced the artist and title of the song.
A quarter of a century later, in the early 90’s, I walked into a used record store and found three copies in average condition. Yes I bought all three.
It was a catchy and up-beat girl sound similar to The Angels of “My Boyfriends Back” fame.
I have to say that I still don’t know alot about Sadina. I had assumed it was a solo singer but now I think it may have been a group. Any information would be appreciated.
And so we have one of the holy grail collectables of my record collection.