Pop and rock music is so often about love, lust, attraction. Relationships - and to have one of those, at some point, you have to get, or request, a phone number.
We don't remember numbers anymore. Digital amnesia - we let our smartphone remember the numbers for us. But those numbers are often part of the story. Phone numbers have featured in song lyrics and titles for at least 80 years. It's a small, but very entertaining, musical genre.
Listen to phone number songs
Richard is a writer, podcaster, radio and TV broadcaster, an editor, and a lover of music. He tells the stories of how great songs are made, and of the people who make them.