She Looks Classy, Darth Vader Doesn't
My folks used to play Blondie in the car. I always liked most of her songs and it was great having that band to be probably the first I ever knew. This song is cheery and cheeky, being a tropical, Marimba or Samba or Ay Caramba or whatever it is type of song. Maybe it's just Tango I don't know. Maybe Tango is just the Mexican version of Tang, again, I have no clue. It's an alright song, but being so incredibly cheery its flaw is that maybe you're not always gonna be in the mood for it. Anybody who's Goth would never be in the mood for it. That guy from The Cure probably runs away in horror when it comes on. For that it stays at 3.75 stars.
The video helps combat this, as things are not all palm trees, yachts and plastic earrings (AHEM, Samantha Fox, thank you very much!). Things are pretty quirky with the fish in the windows, Darth Vader's insectazoid cousin, and also Blondie's demeanor helps. She has this blasé look from the beginning that is so great it helps elevate the song itself to a higher level (Samantha Fox, ahem). Apparently the story is that her apartment was so horrible she had to go to another planet to live. Not a bad idea (S. F., ahem).