In the Flesh (Blondie song)

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"In the Flesh"
Blondie - In The Flesh.jpg
Single by Blondie
from the album Blondie
B-side "Man Overboard"
Released October 1976 (Private Stock)
1977 (Chrysalis)
Format Vinyl
Recorded 1976
Genre New wave
Length 2:33
Label Private Stock
Writer(s) Deborah Harry, Chris Stein
Producer(s) Richard Gottehrer
Blondie singles chronology
"X Offender"
"In the Flesh"
"Rip Her to Shreds"
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Alternative cover
Australian edition of the "In The Flesh" single, the first Blondie single to be issued on the Chrysalis label.

"In the Flesh" is a song by American band Blondie. Originally from the band's self-titled debut album, Blondie, the song was Blondie's second and final single on the Private Stock label.

Song information[edit]

The song has a feel reminiscent of Phil Spector-produced pop from the early 60s, with prominent piano, female backing vocals, and a time signature of 12/8.

In Australia, after the song was played by mistake (instead of "X Offender") on the nationally broadcast music program Countdown, it was well received by the viewing audience.[1] Chrysalis Records re-released the song as a single in Australia, again with "Man Overboard" as the B-side. When it reached #2 on the charts in November 1977,[2] Australia became the first territory in which Blondie achieved a hit single.

"In the Flesh" was featured in the 1982 film The Last American Virgin. The song was also featured in the film 200 Cigarettes (1999) and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. The song was covered by fictional band Low Shoulder in the 2009 film Jennifer's Body.

Release history[edit]

U.S. 7" (PS-45.141) / (PVT 1329 SP)[3]
  1. "In the Flesh" (Harry / Stein) – 2:33
  2. "Man Overboard" (Harry) – 3:22
US 7" Promo (PSR-45.141)
  1. "In the Flesh" (Stereo Version)
  2. "In the Flesh" (Mono Version)
  • Labeled as a promo. Contains stereo and mono versions on opposite sides [4]
Australia 7"

1st release: Private Stock (PVT-11532) 2nd release: Chrysalis (K-6932)

  1. "In the Flesh" (Harry / Stein) – 2:33
  2. "Man Overboard" (Harry) – 3:22


Chart (1977) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 2
Chart (1982) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 40


  1. ^ Che, Cathy (1999), 'Deborah Harry: Platinum Blonde', MPG Books Ltd, Cornwall, p.53
  2. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. pp. 37–38. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ Che, Cathy (1999), 'Deborah Harry: Platinum Blonde', MPG Books Ltd, Cornwall, p.223
  4. ^ Che, Cathy (1999), 'Deborah Harry: Platinum Blonde', MPG Books Ltd, Cornwall, p.223
  5. ^ "Ultratop > Blondie – In the Flesh" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 

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