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Rock On

From the Album Rock On
October 10, 2012

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Rock On

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  • Original Release Date: October 10, 2012
  • Label: Noble ID
  • Copyright: 2012 Noble ID LLC
  • Duration: 3:07 minutes
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12 Free in MP3 Songs (See Top 100 Free in MP3 Songs)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rock classic reinvented by Blondie and Deborah Harry October 27, 2012
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This is the classic rock song that you remember. But Blondie reinvents it so that it stands alone as a contempory song.
Their instrumentation differs: driving guitar, bass, driving keyboards, drums as well as wind and brass. And reaching out to you the seductive voice of Deborah Harry. She wraps her voice around the lyrics in her own unique way. This is not a typical cover where they try to replicate the original. Blondie reinvents the song to own it and make it theirs. The sound is complex but at the same time simple and without a producer's fade to black but an abrupt stop with Debbie's final Rock On.
The original drew you in with a unique seductive song but with a male vocalist that sounds dated now. This is not a replication but a reinterpretation with Debbie's seductive voice giving it a quality the original lacked.
It is nostalgic and new at the same time: like Blondie itself. Deborah Harry Rocks On.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blondie Rocks On November 9, 2012
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This was a big hit for David Essex in 1973. At least I think that was his name. He was one of those one hit wonders. I was very young but remember it well. It was on the the top 40 radio all the time. It used synths, and that was new and unusual and to me it sounded great. And now Blondie, one of my favorites from the late 70's, covers it. And it's a great cover! A bit more rocking and less electronic than the original. And the best part. . .it's free. How can you say no?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Having just seen Blondie on their 2012 Blondie/Devo mini-tour in September, where they rocked the venue all the way up to the last row, with people dancing wildly everywhere, I found myself listening to Debbie and the boys more than ever to keep the good vibe going as long as I could after the show. While I love the Blondie catalog of music, happily some of my favorite songs are newer ones, too: "What I Heard" rocks (check out the "Live at Abbey Road" version of the song on YouTube to see Debbie, Clem, Chris and the newer members of the group kicking some serious butt live: [...]), and their version of Ellie Goulding's hit "Lights" is better than Ellie's in my opinion, because Debbie's haunting voice fits the lyrics better (I like Ellie's version, too--don't get me wrong), plus it was memorable in concert because they segued from "Lights" to their old hit "Atomic" in an exhilarating way. My point is they're still making new music that I love, and these 3 new songs they released in October (for free on Amazon, no less) are good examples of that--all 3 are excellent representations of how strong they still are musically, and how much they continue to love to perform and create. Don't miss them live if you get the chance--their shows are tight, fun, and you'll be sweating from dancing by the time the encore rolls around (on this tour their encores included a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax" that kicked butt, too!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blondie's back! August 9, 2013
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In a remake of an old classic Blondie does it again...singing in that familiar confident attitude of a rock legend who tells us what to do..Rock On!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It was free May 26, 2013
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I got what I paid for and it is boring. just not my thing. It doesn't even sound like Blondie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Blondie! April 3, 2014
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Great rendition of a classic song. Love purchasing items on line. Was simple and fast. Will be doing it again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blondie "Rocks On" March 25, 2014
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Love Blondie's take of the David Essex song, Rock On" She does it justice by singing it the way he sung. No extra frills, just plain and pure and oftentimes, that is the best way to approach a song you are covering.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest February 19, 2014
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One of the greatest singers of the era. No one else comes close. A great voice is all I can say.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Can listen to it over and over
Just love this song and Blondie is one of my favorites and my mom loved listening to Blondie's music. I love music from the 70's and 80's so this deserves 5 stars!
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Blondie featuring Deborah Harry is amazing yet again
Amazing, original tune. Genius instrumentals and incomparable vocals from Deborah Harry. Can't wait for the 40th anniversary world tour. Rock on.
Published 4 days ago by Ray
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
Very good cover.
Published 5 days ago by Jerry Price
4.0 out of 5 stars rock on!
I chose that rating because it reminds me of my care free days! And I always liked songs by Blondie!
Published 6 days ago by Marsha Bakken
4.0 out of 5 stars Blondie Rocks On
This is a well executed cover of David Essex's '70s hit. They did a good job of modernizing the song without straying TOO far from the original. Read more
Published 9 days ago by concert collector
5.0 out of 5 stars This version of Rock On by Blondie is really unique with great sound!
Being a Blondie fan, I decided to download this recording and not sure if I would like it as much as the original from the 1970's. Was I surprised! Read more
Published 17 days ago by Daisy S
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not their best effort
Ok but not their best album. It sounds a little to low enegy and dated. It is free and it is blondie, but ...
Published 27 days ago by D. McCormick
5.0 out of 5 stars true diva
excellent, is a rocker all right! Love this song, but sounds even better with with Blondie singing. Will listen to this one over and over and will never get tired of it.
Published 29 days ago by Joyce Frankle Yamaguchi
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Their Best
Certainly has room for improvement, but it was free so no complaints here. It may be worthwhile if you are a fan.
Published 1 month ago by FamilyGuy94
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent song for free
I think she did a decent cover of this song although not as good as the original version was in my opinion
Published 1 month ago by Sarah
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