The Art Of Pay Phones in Songs

I’ve remembered one of my favorite pump up songs, Blondie’s “Hanging on the Telephone.” For anyone seeking a song that properly captures the days of yore, when public payphones were the voice-to-voice medium of choice, this is the jam. Forget Adam Levin’s abomination of a song called “Payphone.” Instead, remember Blondie. And remember Gilmore Girl’s fictional band Hep Alien’s cover of the song. Yes, that is Sebastian Bach. And yes, the singer is Todd Lowe, the only redeemable character on HBO’s True Blood.