Long Time (Blondie song)

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"Long Time"
Blondie - Long Time.jpg
Single by Blondie
from the album Pollinator
B-side "The Breaks"
Released March 24, 2017
Recorded 2016
Length 4:35
Producer(s) John Congleton
Blondie singles chronology
"Long Time"
"Too Much"

"Long Time"
"Too Much"

"Long Time" is a song by the American rock band Blondie, co-written with Blood Orange's Dev Hynes. It was released as the second single from their eleventh studio album Pollinator on March 24, 2017 on all major online platforms. The single was backed with non-album track "The Breaks".

Release and reception[edit]

Promotion for the single started with first radio play on BBC Radio 2's Ken Bruce show on March 21, announced the previous night on Blondie's official social networks.[1] The very same day they uploaded the audio track on the band's official YouTube account.[2] The single (digital download and 2000 copies limited edition 7") was released on March 24.[3] It debuted at number 9 in the UK Vinyl Singles Chart Top 40.[4] It also debuted at number 18 in the UK Physical Chart Top 100 and climbed the following week to number 1, as did it on the Official Vinyl Singles Chart.[5]

"Long Time" was praised by music critics, who highlighted the euphoric fresh modern-disco sound and effective chorus.[6][7][8] Critics also remarked a deliberate similitude with 1979s chart-topper "Heart of Glass", although it "never feels like a mere rehash" and shows "a future brighter than fans had any right to expect. It's the best Blondie song in ages and a joy to behold".[9] Jon Blistein (Rolling Stone) said "Long Time" "captures Blondie's signature disco-tinged punk sound with a big mix of synths and guitars that pulse beneath a rush of cymbals".[10]

On April 19, the music video for "Long Time" was released via The Telegraph and later uploaded on YouTube.[11] According to the accompaining information, it was shot in New York City and directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, who previously made the video for "Fun". The music videos for "Long Time" along with "Fun" were produced by Good Company, a production company based out of New York. The video consists on short fast-paced takes of the band rehearsing, playing and walking around the city, mixed with Debbie Harry driving a taxi-cab with BLND3 on the top of it.[12] On the day the video came out the single was added to the top of the A-List on BBC Radio 2.[13]

Blondie performed the song on a variety of TV and radio shows, such as Later… with Jools Holland (BBC Two),[14] The One Show (BBC One),[15] The Chris Evans Breakfast Show (BBC Radio 2)[16] and Tonight At The London Palladium (ITV).[17]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
1."Long Time"Deborah Harry, Dev Hynes4:35
7-inch single
1."Long Time"Deborah Harry, Dev Hynes4:35
2."The Breaks"Chris Stein, Deborah Harry4:15
Digital remixes
1."Long Time (Hercules & Love Affair Remix Edit)"Deborah Harry, Dev Hynes3:52
2."Long Time (Johnson Somerset Remix Edit)"Deborah Harry, Dev Hynes3:56

Official remixes[edit]

  • Hercules & Love Affair Remix
  • Hercules & Love Affair Radio Edit
  • Eric Kupper Remix
  • Eric Kupper Dub
  • Eric Kupper Radio Edit
  • Joe Gauthreaux Remix
  • Joe Gauthreaux Dub
  • Joe Gauthreaux Radio
  • Johnson Somerset Remix
  • Johnson Somerset Dub
  • Johnson Somerset Radio


Chart (2017) Peak
UK Official Physical Singles (OCC)[18] 1
UK Official Vinyl Singles (OCC)[19] 1
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[20] 5
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[21] 19


  1. ^ "The next single from our new album Pollinator premieres tomorrow! Hear 'Long Time' on BBC Radio 2 with Ken Bruce!". Blondie's official Facebook account. March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Blondie - Long Time (Official Audio)". Blondie's official YouTube account. March 21, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Blondie - Long Time / BMG from Picadilly Records". Picadilly Records. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Official Vynil Chart Top 40". Official Charts. March 24, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Official Physical Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts. March 31, 2017. Retrieved March 31, 2017. 
  6. ^ Michelle Geslani (March 22, 2017). "Blondie share infectious new song "Long Time", co-written by Dev Hynes — listen". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  7. ^ Jordan Sargent (March 22, 2017). "New Music: Blondie – "Long Time," Co-Written By Dev Hynes". Spin. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  8. ^ Jack White (March 22, 2017). "Blondie hook-up with Blood Orange for new single Long Time - listen". Official Charts. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ Stephen Thompson (March 22, 2017). "For A 'Long Time,' Blondie's Worked To Create This Kind Of Pop Magic". Spin. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  10. ^ Jon Blistein (March 22, 2017). "Hear Blondie's Intense New Song With Dev Hynes, 'Long Time'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Blondie - Long Time (Official Video)". Blondie's official YouTube account. April 19, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Blondie unveil music video for single Long Time". The Telegraph. April 19, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  13. ^ "BBC Radio 2 on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-04-22. 
  14. ^ "Blondie - Long Time - Later… with Jools Holland - BBC Two". BBC Music YouTube account. May 2, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  15. ^ "BBC One - The One Show, 05/05/2017". BBC web. May 5, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  16. ^ "BBC Radio 2 - The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Blondie, Ray Winstone, Jessica Chastain and Aziz Ansari". BBC web. May 5, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Tonight at the London Palladium - Series 2 - Episode 7 - The ITV Hub". ITV web. May 7, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Official Physical Singles Chart Top 100". Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Official Vinyl Singles Chart Top 40". Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Blondie Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  21. ^ "Billboard Adult Alternative Songs". Retrieved June 13, 2017.