"Atomic" as written by and Harry Destri....
Uh huh make me tonight
Tonight, make it right
Uh huh make me tonight
Tonight
Tonight

Oh uh huh make it magnificent
Tonight
Right
Oh your hair is beautiful
Oh tonight
Atomic

Uh huh make me tonight
Tonight, tonight
Oh your hair is beautiful
Oh tonight
Atomic

Tonight make it magnificent
Tonight
Make me tonight
Your hair is beautiful
Oh tonight

Atomic
Atomic
Oh
Atomic
Atomic
Oh


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"Atomic" as written by James Destri Deborah Harry

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  • +4
    General CommentWell - you guys are all completely wrong! And i'm sure Deborah Harry would clear this up. It has nothing to do with sex you idiots. Atomic - in the 1970's, when i was listening to this album 1979 exactly, there was a general fear of nuclear war with Russia. Atomic - and a constance reference to 'Your Hair Is Beautiful" - and then saying "Atomic" - Is simply poetic - Radiation, will eliminate your 'beautiful hair" - She repeats over and over "beautiful hair" and Atomic -- it's pretty clear. If you watch the video blondie made for this song - it's a post nuclear holocaust scene - there's a clip of a nuclear bomb going off, there's a night club with Blondie appear and the writing underneath is all in Russian. - It's kinda like a Mad Max scenario - get it? There's even Radiation warning signs in the club in the video. Geez - blowjobs! You idiots!
    fasterfaster777on October 07, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBrilliant brilliant song. Most definately a good song for a night of passion, I can confirm this no problem.
    CarmenQCon April 27, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIts obviously just open to interpretation - ambiguous lyrics that mean what you want - but it is sung with a sad tone - so I would go for the nuclear holacost - one night left to be alive - better be a special last night etc....
    Lemonheadon March 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll bollocks - a night of passion perhaps... But with an underlying desperation!!!!! Atomic!!!! - NOT AN Orgasm!!!!!! - Something else is going on in the song - listen to the tone at the end - "Atomic - Oh Whoh",etc.. very sad - Its a song about trying to make one desperate night beautifull in a time of desperation or horror. "Your hair is beautifull" A simple pretty thing to say - A beautifull indie song that somehow made it big and now open to dumb interpretation.
    Lemonheadon April 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song.
    While I would not go so far as to say it's their best, it is pretty F###ing good.
    I can see sex (in some form) as the theme of the song, but I could also be open to different interpretations as well.

    And as a side-note: I like ABBA too, and I am not gay.
    Major Valoron September 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthello.
    internetuserpersonon November 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was about her getting ready to go out. The verses she sings to her hairstylists and everyone else helping make her pretty, and then she sings the chorus to herself.

    Heh, I dunno, makes sense to me =X
    SandBoxHeroon August 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJudging by the video, I think it's about trying to have a good time during a crisis.....if having a good time is dancing like a robot wearing a garbage bag :/
    DeathValley69on February 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe most amazing Blondie song ever. Sleeper did a wonderful cover. This is definitely a one night stand song.
    artstaron July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery simple lyrics - but very pretty - I don't think its about a one night stand like in Trainspotting - but just about hopeing for just one beautifull night amongst shit - an atomic bomb being the extreme.
    Lemonheadon September 16, 2002   Link

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