Telephone Line (Electric Light Orchestra song)


Telephone Line (Electric Light Orchestra song)

Infobox Single
Name = Telephone Line


Artist = Electric Light Orchestra
from Album = A New World Record
B-side = "Poor Boy" & "King Of The Universe" (UK only)
Released = 1977
Format = 7"
Recorded = 1976 Musicland Studios , Munich
Genre = Art rock
Length = 3:56
Label = Jet Records
Writer = Jeff Lynne
Producer = Jeff Lynne
Certification =
Chart position =
* #1
* #8
* certification: Gold
* #10
Last single = "Do Ya""
(1977)
This single = "Telephone Line"
(1977)
Next single = "Turn To Stone"
(1977)
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = A New World Record
Type = studio
prev_track = "Tightrope"
prev_no = 1
this_track = "Telephone Line"
track_no = 2
next_track = "Rockaria!"
next_no = 3

"Telephone Line" is a song by Electric Light Orchestra.

The song is track two on their 1976 album A New World Record and was the final single to be released from the band's LP until September 2006 when Surrender was released from the expanded reissue.

The song charted in the Top Ten in both the UK and the US, peaking at #8 in the UK and #7 in the US. In 1977 the song would reach No #1 in New Zealand. The single was released in green vinyl as was the norm for many ELO singles that were also issued in different colors. This was the only single that was green.

"Telephone Line" was the theme song of the 1977 film "Joy Ride" starring Desi Arnaz Jr., Robert Carradine, Melanie Griffith, and Anne Lockhart, directed by Joseph Ruben. The song is featured in the movie "Billy Madison" when Billy phones a former high school classmate, played by Steve Buscemi, to apologize for picking on him.

It was also used on HBO's "Big Love" in the season 2 episode "Vision Thing."


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