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100 Best Songs About Phone Calls

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Some of the best conversations happen over the phone. No matter what mood you are in, you can always talk to someone over the phone. When you call a loved one, or receive a call from someone special, it’s the euphoric feeling that builds momentum in a comfortable space. Through songs, singers and songwriters have creatively brought to life different aspects associated with phone calls. The conversations and talks that take place over a phone call are showcased in different ways to convey a message.

What Message Do Songs About Phone Calls Convey?

A wide range of emotions are conveyed in songs about phone calls. While a number of songs describe the mindset of a person while making a call or receiving a call, certain songs portray dark sentiments in a figurative manner. The feeling of warmth and tenderness that comes over when you talk to the one you love over the phone is exquisitely captured in certain lyrics. A number of songs showcase the eagerness, enthusiasm, and restlessness lovers feel as they wait for the phone to ring.

The thoughts that run through the mind of the person making a call or receiving a call are exhibited in a breathtakingly beautiful manner through a sequence of flashback events in certain songs. The negative thoughts that invade the mind when a person you love does not take your call are essayed with powerful words in lyrics. Intimate phone conversations associated with love, lust, and romance are aesthetically brought to life in lyrics. In certain songs, the despair of parting ways after a breakup is expressed through pleading conversations on a phone call. The different aspects of dirty talk are highlighted in a confessional manner over the phone in certain songs.

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What Do Phones and Phone Calls Symbolize in Songs?

In songs, the telephone call symbolizes communicating matters of the heart and mind. Both happy moments and sad moments are showcased through music videos that highlight relationships through telephonic conversations. In certain songs thoughts are expressed in the form of questions that demand an explanation from a person. Such songs are often showcase bittersweet moments of a failed relationship through vivid perspectives during a phone call. The sentiments associated with long distance relationships are poetically described with endearing words on a call.

Certain songs in alternative genres describe the nostalgic feeling of leaving a message on the answering machine. The naughty murmurs in late night calls and romantic texting on smartphones are thoughtfully presented through a series of events in songs. Different aspects about chatting on the phone with a special friend are highlighted with compliments, awe, and admiration. A number of songs intricately describe a shy person’s inability to express feelings in person, but overcome their shy nature with the most heartwarming words over a phone call. Although a wide spectrum of attributes are conveyed with phones and phone calls, in songs, different aspects of making calls and receiving calls symbolize of denote

  • Love
  • Care
  • Affection
  • Warmth
  • Feelings
  • Passion
  • Lust
  • Communication
  • Heartache
  • Emotions
  • Conversation
  • Happiness
  • Romance
  • Breakup
  • Seduction
  • Flirting
  • Declaration
  • Problems
  • Relationships
  • Sadness
  • Infatuation
  • Desire
  • Judgment
  • Connection
  • Suspicion
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The list below showcases a diverse collection of rock songs, pop songs, country songs, R&B songs, folk songs, hip hop songs, alternative songs, indie songs, reggae songs, disco songs, EDM songs, and dance songs about phone calls. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Songs About Phone Calls

  1. “Hello”—Adele
  2. “Need You Now”—Lady Antebellum
  3. “Telephone”—Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce
  4. “Austin”—Blake Shelton
  5. “Spiderwebs”—No Doubt
  6. “Call Me”—Blondie
  7. “The Call”—Backstreet Boys
  8. “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore?”—Prince
  9. “Last Call”—Lee Ann Womack
  10. “Hung Up”—Madonna

#11—20

11. “Mr. Telephone Man”—New Edition

12. “1-800-273-8255”—Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid

13. “Ring, Ring”—ABBA

14. “I Just Called to Say I Love You”—Stevie Wonder

15. “Just Be a Man About It”—Toni Braxton

16. “The Telephone Call”—Kraftwerk

17. “Love on the Telephone”—Foreigner

18. “2 Phones”—Kevin Gates

19. “Call Me When You’re Sober”—Evanescence

20. “Party Line”—The Kinks

#21—40

21. “Talk Dirty To Me”—Poison

22. “Star 69”—R.E.M.

23. “Obscene Phone Caller”—Rockwell

24. “Call Me Maybe”—Carly Rae Jepsen

25. “Wrong Number”—The Cure

26. “634-6789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)”—Wilson Pickett

27. “Hello It’s Me”—Todd Rundgren

28. “777-9311”—The Time

29. “Sylvia’s Mother”—Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

30. “All I’ve Got to Do”—The Beatles

31. “Pick Up the Phone”—Young Thug and Travis Scott

32. “It’s Your Call”—Reba McEntire

33. “That’s Not My Name”—The Ting Tings

34. “He’ll Have to Go”—Jim Reeeves

35. “Sometimes a Fantasy”—Billy Joel

36. “One Call Away”—Charlie Puth

37. “Call Me Mr. Telephone (Answering Service)”—Cheyne

38. “Lips of an Angel”—Hinder

39. “Call Your Girlfriend”—Robyn

40. “Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels)”—Jim Croce

#41—60

41. “The Fly”—U2

42. “Don’t Call Us,We’ll Call You”—Sugarloaf

43. “Hotline Bling”—Drake

44. “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”—England Dan & John Ford Coley

45. “Sex on the Phone”—E-Rotic

46. “Get Your Number”—Mariah Carey featuring Jermaine Dupri

47. “Hanging on the Telephone”—The Nerves

48. “Beeper”—Count & Sinden featuring Kid Sister

49. “Clouds Across the Moon”—RAH Band

50. “Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)”—Sheena Easton

51. “Never There”—Cake

52. “Laundromat”—Nivea

53. “Wichita Lineman”—Glen Campbell

54. “Baby Got Back”—Sir Mix-A-Lot

55. “Love it When You Call”—The Feeling

56. “Call If You Need Me”—Vance Joy

57. “He’s on the Phone”—Saint Etienne

58. “Call and Answer”—Barenaked Ladies

59. “Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)”—De La Soul

60. “Baby Don’t Forget My Number”—Milli Vanilli

#61—80

61. “Operator”—Brenda Holloway

62. “Call Me”—Petula Clark

63. “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite”—R.E.M.

64. “Yes, Mr. Peters”—Roy Drusky and Priscilla Mitchell

65. “Payphone”—Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa

66. “Answering Machine”—The Replacements

67. “Call Me”—Go West

68. “The Call”—Matt Kennon

69. “Diary”—Alicia Keys

70. “On Call”—Kings of Leon

71. “Calling My Phone”—Lil Tjay featuring 6lack

72. “I’ll Be Around”—The Spinners

73. “Telephone”—Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield

74. “Call Me (Come Back Home)”—Al Green

75. “U Don’t Have to Call”—Usher

76. “Call Me”—Skyy

77. “867-5309/Jenny”—Tommy Tutone

78. “Red Frame/White Light”—Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

79. “Call Me”—Tweet

80. “Stephen”—Kesha

#81—100

81. “Pennsylvania 6-5000”—Glenn Miller

82. “Call Me”—Nav and Metro Boomin

83. “Back Then”—Mike Jones

84. “Callin’ Baton Rogue”—Garth Brooks

85. “Video Phone”—Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga

86. “Lonesome 7-7203”—Hawkshaw Hawkins

87. “Don’t Call Me Up”—Mabel

88. “Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely”—Sheryl Crow

89. “Two for the Price of One”—ABBA

90. “Call Me”—Spagna

91. “6060-842”—The B-52’s

92. “Car Phone”—Julian Smith

93. “One Call Away”—Chingy featuring Jason Weaver

94. “Can I Call You Tonight”—Dayglow

95. “Marvins Room”—Drake

96. “853-5937”—Squeeze

97. “Call Me”—Dee-Lite

98. “Sex Over the Phone”—Village People

99. “Call 911”—Florrie

100. “Calling America”—Electric Light Orchestra

Other Notable Songs With Phone Calls

  • “A Phone Call in Amsterdam”—Valley
  • “I’ll Get By”—Pianos Become Teeth
  • “Phone Calls”—Jessie Reyez
  • “It Must Be Him”—Vikki Carr
  • “Kiss Me Thru the Phone”—Soulja Boy featuring Sammie
  • “Tony, Talk”—The Hardkiss
  • “Just Asking”—Iggy Azalea
  • “Call Me”—Andrea True Connection
  • “56-46 That’s My Number”—Toots & The Maytals
  • “Please Call Me, Baby”—Tom Waits
  • “Calling You”—Blue October
  • “Don’t Hang Up”—The Orlons
  • “Call the Doctor”—Ellen Once Again
  • “Answering Service”—Gerald LeVert
  • “Long Tall Shorty”—The Kinks
  • “Bless the Telephone”—Labi Siffre
  • “If Madonna Calls”—Junior Vasquez
  • “Call Me”—Carly Pearce
  • “Telephone Line”—Electric Light Orchestra
  • “I’ll Call Ya”—Chris Brown
  • “Lonely Call”—RaeLynn
  • “Promise Me You’ll Call”—Jimmy Barnes
  • “Call Me Back Again”—Wings
  • “Shark and Danger”—Alexisonfire
  • “Who Do You Call”—Joweezy featuring Vicc and Sparky
  • “Old Love / New Love”—Twin Shadow featuring D’Angelo Lacy
  • “Don’t Call Me Again”—TWICE
  • “Give Your Heart a Break”—Demi Lovato
  • “Telefon, Telefon”—Margot Hielscher
  • “Had to Phone Ya”—The Beach Boys
  • “Last Train to Clarksville”—The Monkees
  • “Getting’ Ready for Love”—Diana Ross
  • “Call Me Tonight”—Ava Maxx
  • “44/876”—Sting & Shaggy
  • “Don’t Push”—Sublime
  • “Calling”—The Vamps
  • “Call Me"—Jamelia
  • “One Phone Call”—Vbyz Kartel
  • “Whenever You Call”—Brian McKnight featuring Mariah Carey
  • “Keep You”—Wild Belle
  • “7171-551”—Deke Leonard
  • “Why Don’t That Telephone Ring”—Tracy Byrd
  • “Calling All My Lovelies”—Bruno Mars
  • “Last Call”—Daniel Skye
  • “Nightcall”—Kavinsky featuring Lovefoxxx
  • “The Call”—Anne Murray
  • “I Got You / 634-5789”—Stu Gardner
  • “Operator, Operator”—Larry Willoughby
  • “842-3089 Call My Name”—Etta James
  • “If You Call”—Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
  • “Telephone Call From Istanbul”—Tom Waits
  • “Memphis, Tennessee”—Chuck Berry
  • "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High—Arctic Monkeys
  • “865”—Morgan Wallen
  • “Phone Numbers”—Dominic Fike and Kenny Beats
  • “Waiting for Your Call”—Dawes
  • “Call Me Tomorrow”—Major Harris
  • “I’ll Call You Back”—Dutchavelli
  • “Beechwood 4-5789”— The Marvelettes
  • “Call the Doctor”—Peter Andre
  • “A Telephone Call Away”—George Benson
  • “Outro”—Big Sean
  • “Call Me”—Imelda May
  • “Is Vic There?”—Department S
  • “Bow E3”—Wiley
  • “Promise Not To Call”—Ryan Leslie
  • “911 / Mr. Lonely”—Tyler, The Creator
  • “Call Me in the Morning”—Billy Lockett
  • “Love on the Line”—Blazin’ Squad
  • “Star67”—Drake
  • “Daddy, Come Home”—Billy Murray
  • “If You Call”—Angie McMahon
  • “Call Me Back”—The Strokes
  • “Waiting on Your Call”—Anevo featuring Park Avenue
  • “Phone Call”—Forever the Sickest Kids
  • “Call Me, Beep Me!”—Christina Milian
  • “Chantilly Lace”—Big Bopper
  • “You All Over Me”—Taylor Swift
  • “I’ll Call You Back”—Erykah Badu
  • “Did You Call Me Last Night?”—Ben Laine
  • “Call Me”—Deejay Jay
  • “Had to Call”—Twista featuring Sleepy Eyed Jones and Snoop Dogg
  • “Give Me a Call”—311
  • “How Ya Doin’?”—Little Mix featuring Missy Elliott
  • “Telephone Calls”—ASAP Mob
  • “Callin’ Me”—Lil Zane featuring 112
  • “Thank You for Calling”—Cindy Walker
  • “Lost Your Number”—Nu Shooz
  • “Call Waiting”—Wiz Khalifa
  • “555”—Jimmy Eat World
  • “3-Way Phone Call”—R. Kelly featuring Maurice Mahon, Kim Burrell and Kelly Price
  • “Please Return My Call”—Trey Songz
  • “Calling Out to Carol”—Stan Ridgway
  • “When She Calls”—Sam Pottorff featuring Golden
  • “Never Call Me”—Jhene Aiko featuring Kurupt
  • “Give Me Central 209”—Lightnin' Hopkins
  • “One Phone Call Away”—Dejah Monea
  • “No Reply”—The Beatles
  • “Call the Police”—LCD Soundsystem
  • “Don’t Hang Up”—10 cc

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