“Hanging on the Telephone” was released by The Nerves in 1976. I just freaking love this song! That’s really all. If you want to hear the story behind it The Rising Storm did a great piece about the song and the band, who were together long enough to release a whole one EP. It is just about two perfect minutes of power pop. Apparently, Blondie covered the song in 1978 on their Parallel Lines album, if your into that kind of stuff.