Flashback Friday: Rapture

Oh, come on, denizens. I know someone out there must have seen this one coming! After all, I did say last time that I love themed Flashbacks…

Happy Day Before Rapture!

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Oh, and in case anyone is interested, no, Debbie Harry was not the first rapper. Several instances of rap appeared in music long before Debbie came on the scene to tell us about Fab Five Freddy and that crazy Man from Mars. And The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” was the first rap song to hit Billboard’s Top 40, in August 1979 (almost 2 years before “Rapture” was released in January 1981). Blondie’s “Rapture,” however, is credited as being the first “rap” song to top the Billboard 100. It’s also credited as being the first rap video ever aired on MTV.