Blondie keyboardist Jimmy Destri wrote this song with lead singer Debbie Harry, who claimed in 1000 UK #1 Hits
by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, "He was trying to do something like 'Heart Of Glass
,' and then somehow or another we gave it the spaghetti western treatment. Before that it was just lying there like a lox. The lyrics, well, a lot of the time I would write while the band were just playing the song and trying to figure it out. I would just be scatting along with them and I would just start going, 'Ooooooh, your hair is beautiful.'"