The Tide Is High – Song Lyric Sunday – Songs Slow to Catch On
This week the theme is Better with Age: Failed or Overlooked Songs that Eventually Became Fan Favorites suggested by Greg’s Blog.
Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.
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This is a good song that I’ve liked for a long time. I do like a lot of Blondie’s songs. I looked at a few videos for this song, but didn’t like them much, so just went with this album cover one. When listening to the song I always imagined a bunch of beach and ocean scenes, but the other videos were strange city scenes, or outer space weirdness. No beaches or tides, but one had giant goldfish, and with my fish phobia I had to shut it off fast! haha 🙂
From a Wiki article:
“The Tide Is High” is a 1967 rocksteady song written by John Holt, originally produced by Duke Reid and performed by the Jamaican group the Paragons, with Holt as lead singer. The song gained international attention in 1980, when a cover version by the American band Blondie became a US and UK number one hit. The song topped the UK Singles Chart again in 2002 with a version by the British girl group Atomic Kitten, while Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall had a minor hit with his interpretation in 2008.
Fun Fact: In November 1980, the song was played on radio stations across the state of Alabama in anticipation of a football game between the University of Alabama, whose nickname is the Crimson Tide, and the University of Notre Dame.