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Song of the Day 1/30/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Friday’s is #544:

Telephone – Telephomme

By far the best cut on the French rockers’ 1977 debut, it’s far closer to the Boomtown Rats than the amped-up second-rate Chuck Berry stuff on the rest of the album. The song’s theme (and the pun of its title) deal with the frustration about being unable to communicate. Louis Bertignac’s long, screaming guitar solo is amazing. Here’s a download

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January 30, 2009 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , | Leave a comment