Just in case you haven’t heard: The video for “Telephone” is out. The nearly-10-minute-long, 3-minutes-before-music-kicks-in, are-her-sunglasses-really-made-out-of-smoking-cigarettes? video. And to celebrate, here are five other songs in my iTunes playlist with titles that refer to phones.
1. “Video Phone,” Beyoncé featuring Lady GaGa. Hey, a little tit for tat is always nice. But La GaGa was much kinder in the costar-styling department than Beyoncé was in the “Video Phone” video.
2. “Telephone Line,” Electric Light Orchestra. I didn’t like this song when I was younger — the distorted vocals “coming through the other end of the phone” really bothered me for some reason. Plus, it wasn’t fast like “Don’t Bring Me Down” and “All Over the World.” It was only years later that I came to appreciate it more.
3. “Answer the Phone,” Sugar Ray. I can’t decide if Sugar Ray was just an awful band that lucked out with timing or if they were an OK band that lucked out with timing. I mean, they weren’t despicable, were they? Not aggressively fratty, just sort of “hey, we’re having fun and can’t believe we made it this far.” (And by “far,” I mean “hosting Extra until being replaced by Mario Lopez, and hosting two reality series about the Pussycat Dolls, including one with the word ‘girlicious’ in the title.”)
4. “Speakerphone,” Kylie Minogue.
5. “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand,” Primitive Radio Gods. At first I was going to pull another “guess which song I left off?” version of this post and use this as the (much harder) answer … but then I realized I actually have only five songs with varieties of “phone” in the title. (Not counting references to headphones, that is.)
|WHAT SAM WORE: 03-13-10
|The shirt: Cotton V-neck T-shirt — a prize in a giveaway. The logo’s actually on the back shoulder — not bad for an over-the-shoulder self-portrait pic, eh?|
|The shorts: Track shorts by Champion, from Costco.|
|The shoes: Running shoes by Adidas, which are now my “yardwork shoes.”|