Saturday 7 December 2019

The humble telephone, in its various guises, has played a significant enough role in our lives to have songs dedicated to the technology and problems it creates.

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The humble telephone, in its various guises, has played a significant enough role in our lives to have songs dedicated to the technology and problems it creates.

The White Stripes

Hello Operator

Trust Meg and Jack to make calls the old school way.

Steely Dan

Rikki, Don't Lose That Number

A 1974 classic from album Pretzel Logic.

Arctic Monkeys

Why'd'You Only Call me When

You're High?

In which we discover that Alex Turner can be as lovelorn as the next guy.

The Nerves

Hanging On The Telephone

Later covered by our next band.

Blondie

Call Me

The 1980 hit was their biggest-selling single.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Person To Person

"Bring your big fine foxy self on home!"

Labbi Siffre

Bless The Telephone

Most recently covered by Kelis on her album Food.

Chromeo

Call Me Up

Funky electro with a phone call interlude.

Lady Gaga & Beyoncé

Telephone

Gaga would rather dance in the club than answer her lover's call.

The Count & Sinden

Beeper

A 2008 dance ode to a fading technology.

Listen:

http://bit.ly/phoneplay

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