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