Songs where the narrative relies on technology we no longer use very much


#1

Evening,

I was singing 1471 by Arab Strap in the shower this morning, and it got me thinking…

Can anyone think of any other Songs Where the Narrative Relies on Technology We No Longer Use Very Much?

Merry Christmas


#2

Vera Lynn - ‘Dirty Telegram’


#3

Hanging on the telephone.

“I’m in the phone booth its the one across the hall…”


#4

Video killed the radio star


#5

It’s a Girl Thing by My Life Story has a reference to speed dial.

Rialto’s Monday Morning 5.19 kind of relies on the world before mobile phones.


#6

“Got me hoping you’ll page me right now”

'Member pagers? I 'member.


#7

the replacements - answering machine
a tribe called quest - sky pager


#8

Two great songs


#9

#10

came to post 1471 but it’s in the OP. oh well.


#11

#12

The sun always shines on my media streaming device


#13

#14

alone, jealous and stoned by secret machines; “boy waiting by the phone” - bit of a weird idea now


#15

#16

The Cheat’s playing something on a Laserdisc


#17

Return of the Mac