Parallel Lines is the third studio album by American New Wave band Blondie, released in 1978 by Chrysalis Records. Their most popular and best-selling effort, Parallel Lines was the first Blondie album to be produced by Mike Chapman. The album reached number one in the United Kingdom in February 1979 number six in the United States in April 1979. It contains several of the best-known Blondie hits, including "Heart of Glass", "Hanging on the Telephone", "Sunday Girl" and "One Way or Another". Six of the twelve tracks were issued as singles, either in the US or the UK. Named after an unfinished Blondie song, Parallel Lines was ranked at number 140 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, number eighteen on NME's 100 Best Albums of All Time, and number seven on Blender's 100 Greatest American Albums of All Time. Parallel Lines has sold over twenty million copies worldwide.
In the liner notes for the Parallel Lines vinyl album, there are lyrics listed for a "Parallel Lines" song, though no such song exists on the album.
"The lines I have that you read between. The lines on the pages. The lines on the screen. Of lines spoken—I say what I mean. It's parallel lines