I love this song. (Do I say that every week?)

Such nice harmony. Such ridiculous lyrics:

Fifteen cents a word to read
A telegram I didn’t need
Says she doesn’t care no more
Think I’ll throw it on the floor
Got your cable just today
Killed my groove I’ve got to say…

Sorry fellas, but is it ever good news when you get a telegram? There was only one reason for your girlfriend not to call you on the phone in 1967. In 2010 you would have just gotten a text.

Fun fact (according to the ultra-reliable Wikipedia): “Western Union” contains the most repetitive word or phrase (in this case, the imitative word “dit”) in a Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 record.

Happy Music Monday, everyone.

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