Person-to-person communications media…letters, telegrams, telephone calls…have long played a role in popular music. Just for some weekend fun, here are some songs, ranging from the light-hearted to the very sad, in which various forms of communication make an appearance.
Please Mr Postman, The Marvelettes (1961)
Return to Sender, Elvis Presley (1962)
The Carrier Dove (1836)
Western Union, The Five Americans, 1967
Memphis, Tennessee, Chuck Berry/Johnny Rivers (1963/1964)
Operator, Jim Croce (1972)
Missing You, John Waite (1984)(also recorded with Alison Krauss in 2007)
Why Haven’t I Heard from You?, Reba McIntire (1994)
Telephone, Lady Gaga (2009)
How about e-mail and text messaging?…are there any good songs featuring these media? This writer thinks it’s unlikely…is she right?
What other songs can you think of that fit this theme?