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"One Way or Another" is a song by Americanmarker New Wave band Blondie.

Song information

Written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison for the band's third studio album, Parallel Lines (1978), the song was released as a single in the US as the follow-up to "Heart of Glass". "One Way or Another" reached number twenty-four in the Billboard Hot 100. Although never officially released as a single in the United Kingdommarker and other countries, the song remains one of the group's most popular songs worldwide. Rolling Stone ranked the song #298 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The song was included on the US and Canadian versions of the band's first hits compilation, The Best of Blondie (1981), but not on international releases. Blondie re-recorded the song as the theme for the 1999 US television series Snoops. This version was released in the US as a bonus track on their album Livid .

The song is featured in the films Little Darlings (1980) Donnie Brasco (1997) and Coyote Ugly (2000) , Mean Girls (2004) and Veronica Mars

The song is the title track for "Sugar Rush".

The song is a playable track on Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero World Tour and Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades. The song is also featured in Driver: Parallel Lines.

This song is also featured in several Swiffer commercials.

UK singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor did a cover version for The Guru movie soundtrack in 2001.

Singer Mandy Moore recorded a cover for the film "Aquamarine" (2006). The song was also covered in 1998 by actress Melissa Joan Hart for an episode of her TV series, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. It was released later that year on the shows's soundtrack album and the A-team.

In The Rugrats Movie Angelica sings her own version of the song with different lyrics, the soundtrack album includes a longer version of the song heard in the movie.

Track listing

US 7" (CHS 2236)
  1. "One Way or Another" (Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry) – 3:31
  2. "Just Go Away" (Harry) – 3:21

Chart peaks

Chart (1979) Peak
Canada 14
US 24



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