Blondie’s single Rapture, from the album Autoamerican (1980), was #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts for two weeks in 1981. Rapture was the first ever single to top the charts that featured rapping. The music video for Rapture, featuring Debbie Harry, Jean-Michel Basquiat and others, was also the first ‘rap’ video ever broadcast on MTV. (Also possibly the coolest album cover of the 80s).
We were making Fight Club when Bottle Rocket came out, Brad and I were so obsessed with it that we kept trying to slip references to Bottle Rocket into Fight Club and David Fincher kept saying, “I know what that is, stop it!”