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Hanging on the Telephone
Blondie
Parallel Lines.jpg
Parallel Lines
INFORMATION
Year 1978
Genre Pop-Rock
Language English
Length
Source Downloadable song
Release
Rating RaitingFF.png Family Friendly
PLAYABLE IN
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Lego Rock Band
Rock Band iPhone
Rock Band Mobile
DIFFICULTY
Band 1Fcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Basic Pro
Guitar 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Bass 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Drums 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals 0UFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png 0UFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
(on iPhone OS)
Band 1Fcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Guitar 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Bass 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Drums 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Vocals 0UFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
DETAILS
Female singer
Guitar solo
Vocal tambourine
3-part harmonies

"Hanging on the Telephone" is a song by Blondie which was actually first recorded by The Nerves, who released it on their one and only EP, in 1976 - making them a no-hit wonder? The song was written by the band's guitarist Jack Lee. Fortunately it was picked up on by Blondie, and backed by "Will Anything Happen?" and "Fade Away And Radiate" it reached number 5 in the UK singles chart. Running to a mere 2 minutes 17 seconds, it was purely a commercial song and was Blondie's second release from the Parallel Lines album on the Chrysalis label. (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England)

Jack Lee also wrote Paul Young's debut US hit "Come Back And Stay."

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