Blondie’s ‘Sunday Girl‘ playing on Love & Death highlights Candy’s strange mental state
American new wave band Blondie’s ‘Sunday Girl‘ was the song playing on the HBO Max mini series Love & Death this week — Love & Death, Episode 4, “Do No Evil“.
The track played as Candy is driving to the police station with the song playing on the radio, with its upbeat feel the direct opposite of Candy Montgomery’s strange mental state — almost comotose, in fact.
Blondie’s ‘Sunday Girl’ was released on the band’s third studio album Parallel Lines, which came out in 1978 on the Chrysalis label.
The catchy pop song went on to become a #1 hit in the UK and Ireland, as well as climbing to the Top 10 in four other countries.
‘Sunday Girl‘ was eventually certified Gold in the United Kingdom after selling more than 500,000 units.
The upbeat pop song was written by Blondie guitarist Chris Stein, who penned the lyrics and wrote the music after lead singer Debbie Harris’ cat Sunday Man ran away and ultimately disappeared.
Hence the lyrics “Stay at home, Sunday Girl”.
The track went on to be critically acclaimed, with several music critics naming it the best pop song the American band ever released.
Listen to Blondie’s ‘Sunday Girl’ as heard on Love & Death in the video, and on Spotify down below.
You should also check out the cool live performance the band gave of ‘Sunday Girl‘ on the Dutch TV show Toppop back in 1978, which you will also find down there.
Not just for the song, which is still a helluva catchy banger, but also just to oggle Debbie Harry who was so damned beautiful.
The fourth episode of Love & Death, which stars Elizabeth Olsen, Lily Rabe and Jesse Plemons, is now streaming on HBO Max, with the rest of the mini series’ episodes coming out each week until the series finale hits on May 25th.
Now the murder has finally taken place, it just became a whole lot more interesting.
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