1. jrohland's Avatar
    There are a bunch of songs with calling on the phone as a theme but, there is one that stands out for me:

    Call Me at Home by Four Out of Five Doctors.

    It is a little dated from a technology stand point. Still, a great song. Those guys never got the attention they should have. They could write great pop songs.

    That is my choice. What is yours?

    jrohland
    02-14-09 12:05 PM
  2. jrohland's Avatar
    A very strong second place song is Long Distance by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

    jrohland
    02-15-09 10:20 AM
  3. ArmaK's Avatar
    Two of the songs that I can remember that I like about phones are:

    Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) by Jim Croce
    and
    Talk by Coldplay.

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    Last edited by ArmaK; 02-15-09 at 12:43 PM.
    02-15-09 12:40 PM
  4. jrohland's Avatar
    I agree on the Jim Croce song, that is a great one.

    I am not familiar with the Cold Play number. Still, I'll invest $0.99 and add it in my rotation.

    Thanks,
    jrohland
    02-15-09 12:47 PM
  5. chuckh0308's Avatar
    It doesn't really meet the "phone" requirement, but I use "Who Can It Be Now" by Men at Work.

    But here are some others that better fit the phone theme:

    Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie
    Call Me - Blondie
    Telephone Line - ELO
    Telephone Man - Meri Wilson
    Telephone and Rubber band - Penguin Cafe Orchestra (instrumental)
    The Phone Call - Pretenders

    Here are some others that are pushing away a bit from the phone per say, but along the talking theme.

    Come and Talk to Me - Jodeci
    Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian - John Prine
    Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson
    Talk To Me - Stevie Nicks
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    02-15-09 05:23 PM
  6. patches152's Avatar
    i use this for my RBT for vzw. i set playlists for different people per prefrence/frequency of calling. everyone else gets the default "who can it be now, etc" playlist. they're all songs like that. my favore it is "calling" by taproot. "you're ca-ca-ca-calling, but i can't hear you..."
    02-15-09 06:31 PM
  7. TheSultan's Avatar
    I'm not sure I completely understand the criteria, do the lyrics have to be someone having a conversation as if they're on the phone?

    Does "Sweet Emotion" Aerosmith count?

    867-5309?
    02-15-09 06:40 PM
  8. ArmaK's Avatar
    I'm not sure I completely understand the criteria, do the lyrics have to be someone having a conversation as if they're on the phone?

    Does "Sweet Emotion" Aerosmith count?

    867-5309?
    Yeah, from what I got, the criteria is just songs about calling on the phone.

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    02-15-09 06:45 PM
  9. TheSultan's Avatar
    ok, i messed up then. In that case:

    "When Sly Calls" by Michael Franks technically he's just leaving messages on the machine though lol
    02-15-09 06:53 PM
  10. ArmaK's Avatar
    I found a couple more while looking through my cd collection.

    Love on the Telephone by Foreigner
    Memphis by Chuck Berry
    Santa Monica by Savage Garden
    You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) by the Beatles

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    02-15-09 07:03 PM
  11. jrohland's Avatar
    This is exactly what I was hopng for. Songs whose lyrics or, even title refers to the use of a telephone.

    jrohland
    02-15-09 07:18 PM
  12. zoxxo's Avatar
    I may be dating myself, but who can forget Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show with Sylvia's Mother...
    02-15-09 07:36 PM
  13. ArmaK's Avatar
    Here's a couple more.

    Here's a Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares by Travis Tritt
    Phony Calls by Weird Al
    Telephone Blues by B.B. King
    Speak to Me by Pink Floyd

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    02-15-09 07:36 PM
  14. zoxxo's Avatar
    my favore it is "calling" by taproot. "you're ca-ca-ca-calling, but i can't hear you..."
    Thanks for the taproot reference! This tune is on it's way to being the ringtone for my clueless boss...
    02-15-09 07:52 PM
  15. ArmaK's Avatar
    Here is three more songs.

    Communication Breakdown by Led Zeppelin
    Long Distance Call by David Gray
    Angel, Won't You Call Me? by The Decemberists

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    02-15-09 09:43 PM
  16. BergerKing's Avatar
    Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) Sheena Easton.

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    02-15-09 09:57 PM
  17. jrohland's Avatar
    Call Me at Home by Four Out of Five Doctors.
    Long Distance by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
    Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) by Jim Croce
    Talk by Coldplay
    Call Me by Blondie
    Hanging On The Telephone by Blondie
    Telephone Line by Electric Light Orchestra
    Telephone Man by Meri Wilson
    Telephone And Rubber Band by Penguin Caf Orchestra
    The Phone Call by The Pretenders
    Calling by Taproot
    867-5309 / Jenny by Tommy Tutone
    When Sly Calls (Don't Touch That Phone) by Michael Franks
    02-16-09 06:28 AM
  18. jrohland's Avatar
    Just listing songs with phone or telephone in the title from Amazon would be in the hundreds. Let's keep it to your favorite song.

    Thanks,
    jrohland
    02-16-09 06:35 AM
  19. GpCaptMandrake's Avatar
    Sometimes a Fantasy - Billy Joel
    02-16-09 07:38 AM
  20. jdoc77's Avatar
    Hate Me by Blue October starts out with a phone message.

    If we are voting for best.. it has to be 867-5309

    Um.. what's that Pink Floyd song where he is trying to call his wife at the beginning from the Wall? .. Dirty Woman.
    02-16-09 07:44 AM
  21. anon1239929's Avatar
    No phone, no phone, I just want to be alone today.

    No Phone - Cake

    I also used to use Pac Bell - (hed) p.e. as a ringtone, but it's not a very loud song.

    Also, what about I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder?
    Last edited by xilly; 02-16-09 at 08:59 AM.
    02-16-09 08:54 AM
  22. ArmaK's Avatar
    Another one of my favorite songs by cake that contains a phone reference is Never There.

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    02-16-09 08:26 PM
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