Monday, January 27, 2014

Music Monday - "The Telephone Hour" from Bye Bye Birdie

My Music Monday song this week is "The Telephone Hour" from Bye Bye Birdie (1963).  I love musicals, love Bye Bye Birdie, and this is my favorite number from the show.  In a little over 3 minutes, this song tells the story of teenagers who decide to go steady (the girl "gets pinned") -- and how the word spreads among their friends.  The young couple is played by Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell as Kim and Hugo.  I love the choreography by Joseph F. Biroc, and the graphics at the end of the song - so Mid-Century.   I started thinking about this song last week when I posted about Valentines featuring telephones ... and I have been humming it ever since.