Debbie Harry is "flattered" One Direction chose to cover a Blondie song.

The popular boyband recorded a rendition of 1979 hit One Way or Another, choosing to also sample some The Undertones' Teenage Kicks on the track.

Blondie's frontwoman Debbie was pleased with the new spin her song was given.

"Well, I was so flattered they wanted to use it - they're a hot group and they're getting lots of attention," she explained to Q magazine.

"That's good for Blondie in terms of remaining visible and perhaps gaining a younger audience. I saw a live performance of them doing it and it worked for me."

The 67-year-old loves to make style statements and is famed for sporting some wacky clothing.

Debbie believes her wardrobe is a piece of art in its own right.

"It is, definitely," she said.

"My favourite items change from day to day and season to season. I just came back from the gym, so right now I'm wearing my comfortable Nikes, a sports bra in bright yellow and some black tight pants."

Blondie's catchy tracks continue to be played in clubs today.

Debbie revealed how she thinks the dance scene has changed since her band started out.

"Well, it's just people. Some clubs are run nicely, and others are run by a bunch of a**holes and you feel like a piece of meat," she complained.

"But you can always have a good time somewhere."