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Blondie — “Rapture” (1981)

Release Date January 12, 1981

The music video made its U.S. television debut on Solid Gold on January 31, 1981 — Much of the video is a one-take scene of Debbie Harrydancing along the street, passing by graffiti artists, Uncle Sam, a native American and a goat. Fab Five Freddy and graffiti artists Lee Quinones and Jean-Michel Basquiat make cameo appearances. Basquiat was hired when Grandmaster Flash did not show for the filming.