Readers’ Rock List: Phone Songs

November 23rd, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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Last week, inspired by both Lady Gaga and Beyoncé collaborations “Video Phone (Remix)” and “Telephone,” we started collecting your top telephone-oriented songs. After tallying the votes, Tommy Tutone’s phone number anthem and perennial prank call victim “867-5309/Jenny” was dialed in as our winner, beating out tracks by Beck, the Replacements and Lou Reed. Click below to see the entire Readers’ List of Phone Songs.

1. Tommy Tutone – “867-5309/Jenny”
2. Blondie – “Call Me”
3. Electric Light Orchestra – “Telephone Line”
4. Beck – “Cell Phone’s Dead”
5. Blondie – “Hanging on the Telephone”
6. Cake – “No Phone”
7. The Replacements – “Answering Machine”
8. Wilson Pickett – “634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)”
9. Jim Croce – “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)”
10. Lou Reed – “New York Telephone Conversation”
11. New Edition – “Mr. Telephone Man”
12. Stevie Wonder – “I Just Called To Say I Love You”
13. Ryan Adams – “Call Me on Your Way Back Home”
14. The Cure – “Wrong Number”
15. Phil Collins – “Don’t Lose My Number”


Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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