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Message: Re: Re: Re: Cingular -old Blondie song
Posted by: mousagenre on Tuesday 02/21/06
> > > Does anyone know who sings the "Hanging on the telephone" song in the Cingular commercial? It is a remake of an old Bondie song. Thanks for your time.
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> > I have been trying to figure that out myself. I had forgotten that it was a Blondie original. But I'm pretty sure that I have heard the version that's in the commercial many years ago. My 1st guest was the Waitresses but I couldn't find any mention of it on their website. 2nd guess was Martha and the Muffins but no mention on their website either.
> > So I'm stumped....
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> > Don't you love how all of these great songs from the late 70's and 80's that were never "fit for radio" are showing up in commercials???
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> My guess is it's "The Kirby Grips", but good luck finding a recording of it...
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> Forget that, I just found a copy and it's much harder than the commercial...


Hanging on the Telephone was originally by The Nerves 1976. Blondie also recorded by Blondie in 1978.
The current cover version is sung by Cat Power. Chan Marshall of C.P re-recorded just for the commercial.
The current cover reversion is sung by Cat Power.
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