Rapture: BLONDIE

Australian singles chart:
Rapture entered the Kent Music Report on 16 March 1981 and peaked at #5. It was #45 on the Top 100 of 1981.

The song is on Autoamerican which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 8 December 1980 and peaked at #8.

Debbie Harry, Chris Stein

Mike Chapman

Singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein were friends with Brooklyn- and Bronx-based hip-hop artists such as Fab 5 Freddy Brathwaite in the late 1970s. Freddy took Debbie and Chris to a rap event in the Bronx one night and they were both impressed by the skill and excitement as MCs rhymed lyrics over the beats of spinning records and people lined up for a chance to take the microphone and freestyle rap. Debbie and Chris went to a few more such events, before deciding to write a rap song of their own.
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