Australian singles chart:
Telephone Line entered the Kent Music Report on 11 July 1977 and peaked at #10. The song was #64 on the Top 100 of 1977.
The song is on A New World Record which entered the Kent Music Report album chart on 20 December 1976. It reached #1 on 18 April 1977 and held that spot for 9 weeks.
Record label of Australian release:
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With ELO’s continuing success in America it seemed obvious to frontman Jeff Lynne to use an American ring tone during Telephone Line. Lynne explained: To get the sound on the beginning, you know, the American telephone sound, we phoned from England to America to a number that we know nobody would be at, to just listen to it for a while. On the Moog, we recreated the sound exactly by tuning the oscillators to the same notes as the ringing of the phone.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_Line_(song)
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