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


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Happy Birthday, Bon Jovi: 20 Essential Songs

It’s Jon Bon Jovi‘s birthday! Can you believe he turns 56 today?

The singer-songwriter has sold over 130 million albums worldwide with his band, solidifying his place as one of the highest-selling musicians of all-time. His two solo albums and twelve studio albums with his band have broken chart records over the last four decades, starting with his first self-titled album that hit shelves in 1984.

While the self-titled debut sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide, it wasn’t until 1986’s Slippery When Wet that Bon Jovi shot up the charts and into legendary status: Slippery has sold over 28 million units across the globe. Even his greatest hits compilation, 1994’s Cross Road has sold over 21.5 million copies!

To celebrate all of Jovi’s milestones, and his 55th year gracing the world with his talent, we’ve compiled twenty essential songs perfect for any occasion!

20. We Weren’t Born To Follow

19. Who Says You Can’t Go Home


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Valentine's Day

20 Love Songs To Soundtrack Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovebirds!

Regardless if your relationship status is single or taken, February 14 serves as a reminder to spend it with the people we love.

On such a sentimental day, we’ve rounded up 20 songs that capture the feeling of euphoria that Valentine’s Day brings.

What’s your favourite love song? Let us know in the comments below.

20. “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” – Andy Gibb

19. “Love Rollercoaster” – The Ohio Players


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James Brown Christmas Suck

20 Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck

While the holidays are marked as some of the cheeriest times of the year, they certainly don’t get graced with the best music.

Whether gift shopping or going to a work party, you’ll hear the same songs over and over… almost to the point you wish you could hibernate until 2018.

Here are 20 Christmas songs that don’t suck:

20. James Brown – “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto”

19. Ronnie James Dio and Tony Iommi – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”


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Roy Orbison In 20 Songs

On this day in 1988, Roy Orbison died of a heart attack. He was 52.

The iconic singer was born in 1936 in Vernon, Texas. He scored 22 Top 40 hits between 1960 and 1964 thanks to his distinct vocals and emotionally-charged songs.

Other honours include:

– Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the same year, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989

– #37 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “Greatest Artists of All Time” and number 13 on their list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time’

– #74 on Billboard Magazine’s Top 600 recording artists list

To celebrate this legendary force, we’re looking at his Top 20 most essential songs. Let us know if we missed your favourite in the comments below!

20. “Crawling Back”

19. “Ride Away”


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