Blondie - Debbie Harry Jealous Of Beyonce's Success
Blondie singer Debbie Harry wishes she could have had as many hit singles as Beyonce Knowles.
Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry is jealous of Beyonce Knowles.
The 66-year-old singer is envious of the success the 'Best Thing I Never Had' hitmaker has enjoyed and wishes she could have escaped some of the shackles of the rock genre.
She said: "I'm very happy with ... what we've done. I always felt I was more comfortable being a cult [figure], but the temptation to be such a great entertainer and performer like Beyonce is so fantastic. I would adore doing some of that stuff. Her track record with songs is phenomenal; I wish we had as many hits. We've always walked a sort of delicate line, between pop fodder and having an underground identity. But we're definitely a rock band more than anything else."
Debbie - who along with her bandmates recently released Blondie's ninth studio album, 'Panic of Girls' - is very proud of the part she played in pioneering women in pop and rock.
The 'Heart of Glass' singer - who has been cited as an influence by many female musicians including Lady Gaga - added to Billboard: "Not so much anymore. There was a time when it was really noticeable, and all of a sudden, people sat up and said, "Oh, my God, look at all these women and girls in bands performing and making great music." There was a big revelation, a point when it became really apparent. It's sort of taken for granted nowadays."