The Top 20 Telephone Anthems

The telephone was patented this week in 1876 by none other than Canadian innovator Alexander Graham Bell.

Thanks to this nifty little invention, music fans have been able to do so much more. Things like calling our loved ones about new records being released, order concert tickets remotely, and even take our music on-the-go with us… it’s been an incredible 141 years since!

Bell’s contribution to society has also affected the way musicians write songs: once distant lovers can now be reached on a whim (or they can ignore voicemails much easier…)

Even as phones have become smaller, more portable, and closer to our hip than ever, it still continues to be a focal point in many lyrics.

Phones have inspired many countless hits, and we’re counting down our Top 20 landline anthems!

Blondie – Call Me

Todd Rundgren – Hello It’s Me

The Beatles – Hello, Goodbye

Abba – Ring Ring

Tommy Tutone – Jenny (867-5309)

R.E.M. – Star 69

The Doors – Hello I Love You

ELO – Telephone Line

Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand

The Kinks – Party Line

Blondie – Hanging On A Telephone

The Replacements – Answering Machine

Toots & The Maytals- 54-46 was my number

Steely Dan – Rikki Don’t Lose That Number

Kraftwerk – The Telephone Call

Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You

De La Soul – Ring Ring Ring

Foreigner – Love On The Telephone Line

Lionel Richie – Hello

New Edition – Mr. Telephone Man

Did we miss your favourite telephone anthem? Let us know in the comments below!

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