Author Topic: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.  (Read 10091 times)

Offline Bridie

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2015, 08:05:46 AM »
My first thought was 'Telephone Line' by ELO but saw that was already mentioned a couple of times, so here's mine:


853-5937 by Squeeze (contains some old film footage of operators and vintage phones):


https://youtu.be/Rk0iT7egdd4?list=RDRk0iT7egdd4:



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Offline Brinybay

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Re: Telephone Songs!
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2015, 11:47:04 AM »
Memphis, Tennessee - Chuck Berry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrbPlr4Ws

(Sorry for the telephone content!) ;)

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Offline tallguy58

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2015, 09:58:34 PM »
Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" by Sugarloaf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4njPe2_rho
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Offline electric al

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2015, 10:25:01 PM »
  Lonesome 77 203  Hawkshaw Hawkins !

https://youtu.be/FUHqM3j7n5Y

Many years ago when I used to play in a country band , this was one of the songs I sang !

I was not the lead singer , just the bass player !
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Offline ThePillenwerfer

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2017, 04:21:22 PM »
Ansaphone by Pulp.  A bit obscure as it was a B-side on one version of the CD-Single of Disco 2000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBLQNZUbdAc

Sex Talk by T'Pau: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FNiOmSyv3k

Landslide of Love by Transvision Vamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF05qNEc-dI

A New England by Kirsty MacColl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnzpg5GgQCo

Ring, Ring by Mika: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5J-IWxGTwo
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Offline Fushigi Ojisan

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #50 on: Yesterday at 11:45:01 PM »
I'm going to cheat

http://www.vulture.com/2015/10/30-best-pop-songs-about-telephone-drama.html

Couldn't find an anime song on short notice, but apparently there is a Japanese schoolkids telephone song sung to "London Bridge is Falling Down" with the following lyrics  (note:  the "u"  at the end of a word is silent)

Moshi moshii ano ne
ano ne
ano ne
moshi moshi ano ne
ah so desu ka.

Chotto matte kudasai
kudasai
kudasai
chotto matte kudasai
ah so desu ka.

Arigato gosaimasu
gosaimasu
gosaimasu
arigato gosaimasu
ah so desu ka.

Props to these guys
https://www.mamalisa.com/blog/looking-for-a-japanese-song-about-friends-talking-on-a-telephone/
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