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Telephone Line

Lyrics

"Hello, how are you?
Have you been alright through all those lonely,
lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely nights?"
That's what I'd say, I'd tell you ev'rything
full lyrics
"Hello, how are you?
Have you been alright through all those lonely,
lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely nights?"
That's what I'd say, I'd tell you ev'rything
full lyrics

Features of This Track

call and answer vocal harmony (Antiphony)
use of a string ensemble
acoustic rhythm piano
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
a dynamic male vocalist
subtle use of fender rhodes
heartbreaking lyrics
vocal harmonies

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

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Sad to think how songs like this in their simplicity and lack of cynicism and 'coolness' can't even begin to make it into the (mostly) crap pop music lineup today
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Jeff is a musical genius!!
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sharonm67
Love this band and this song ��
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I could NEVER get tired of this song!
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some of the best days of my youth when this came out. love it!!
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A Truly Great Band, A GREAT SONG, and one of the greatest song writers ever - Jeff Lynn. But they should have never worked with Olivia Newton John or disco. It killed ELOs rep.
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Best song I have heard on here for a while.
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Omg I love this song! ��
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Bad A** Song Rite Here, E. L. O!.
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Love ir!
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I'm Living in Twilight, Sad! Sad! Song!.
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very lonely
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Lonely lonely nights
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Hola Muñeca!, Linea Telefonica de Yndio!.
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ELO ⭐️
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E L O ,,,,,,,,,,,, , , , , , , , , , , , G R E A T X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O
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Hoo hoo telephone line,
;) so cool
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joxsen9
I first heard this song in a film called Billy Madison. Steve Buscemi!!!!
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Breakups suck !
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yeah, what jmid just said, I couldn't explain it any better, Telephone lines is one ELO song that really does it for me.
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jmld9801
Don't you realize the things we did, we did, were all for real, not a dream? I just can't believe they've all faded out of view...
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Elo rocks
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ELO at their best! Go out and find A New World Record and listen to the whole thing. Awesome!
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HaHa! What a fool! Telephones don't have lines....YOL O BRO!
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When I was young I thought this was the Bee Gees. The backup vocals sound like the Gibbs, so I can see the comparison.
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Just awesome elo rocks
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Ugh I love this song.
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This song is so beautiful, and sad. Perfect
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Yeah.. You put that lipstick on, Buscemi.
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OMG I lov this song!!
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cheryl.l.wel c h
My brother had so many albums. I would sneak and listen to them. ELO was always a fav my brothers gone now this brings him near
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I love love love this band...
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Back to the 70s how many bands can you name that had a actual orchestra playing with them. Innovators. Gotta love it. PEACE. Let's find a cure for cancer and stop all the pain and suffering.
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Happy I heard this as a 'll kid; it made me such a sentimental for AWESOME MUSIC.
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Jeff Lynne is one of the greatest singer/ songwriter/ producers of all time I love elo.......
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evanvillafra n c a
Best
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mlstax
How better to express the saddness of a break up?
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cmacias1323
Great song---Great times---
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ELOMG
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emeline.most a f a
how to cry in 30 seconds
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ELO...SO MANY MEMORIES...
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cheshirecatb a n
Dad: this is not a Beatles song beleive it or not. Son: really?!
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Ahhh. Everybody's favorite ELO song. (HAHAHAHAHA @ Jeff's not dead)
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jordiehp
ELO is so diverse in their music, yet their vocals are so distinct. I love these guys.
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stevef1112
YEAH,YEAH,YE A H . . .
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This is one of Jeff Lynne's and ELO's finest works. His skill as an arranger really shines on this track. It still reminds me of past heartbreak(s ) many years after first hearing it.
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itfa1961
awwww the memories
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i luvvvvv jeff he aint dead ya dolts
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omg sniff sniff
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I like this song to
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