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"When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" is a single released by the Scottish group Deacon Blue
Deacon Blue
in 1987 and in 1988. The song features prominent backing vocals from members of R&B group Londonbeat. It was the very first song to be played on Radio Luxembourg after it went satellite at 3AM on 30 December 1991. The video for the song was directed by John Scarlett-Davis and produced by Nick Verden for Radar Films. In an interview given to the Daily Record in 2012, songwriter Ricky Ross explained that "It’s so hard to remember. I think that song is actually about waiting to be discovered, spurred on by the unrequited love of an old girlfriend".[1]

Contents

1 Multiple releases 2 Track listings

2.1 When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
(1st release) (August 1987) 2.2 When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
(2nd Release) (March 1988) 2.3 When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
(US release) (1988)

3 References 4 External links

Multiple releases[edit] "When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" has been officially released as a single twice. It was first released in August 1987 as the third single from Deacon Blue's first album Raintown. It peaked at No. 86 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] After sales of Raintown began to increase, the single was re-released in March 1988, following a second release of the first single "Dignity". This single was more successful, peaking at #34.[3] Track listings[edit] All songs written by Ricky Ross, except where noted: When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
(1st release) (August 1987)[edit]

7" Single (Deac 3)

"When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" - 5:02 "Church" - 3:18

12" Single (Deac t3)

" When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
(12" Remix)" - 5:24 "Church" - 3:18 "Town to Be Blamed" (Live) (Ross, Prime) - 4:27 "Angeliou" (Live) (Van Morrison) - 6:19

When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
(2nd Release) (March 1988)[edit]

7" Single (Deac 5)

"When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" - 5:02 "That Brilliant Feeling #1"

12" Single (Deac t5)

"When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" - 5:02 "Punch and Judy Man" - 3:51 "That Brilliant Feeling #3" "Disneyworld" - 2:47

CD Single (CDDeac 5)

"When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" - 5:02 "That Brilliant Feeling #2" - 3:41 "Punch and Judy Man" - 3:51 "Disneyworld" - 2:47

CD Picture Single (CPDeac 5)

"When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" - 5:02 "That Brilliant Feeling #2" - 3:41 "Punch and Judy Man" - 3:51 "Disneyworld" - 2:47

7" Box Set Single (Deac b5)

"When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" - 5:02 "That Brilliant Feeling #1"

When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
(US release) (1988)[edit]

7" Single (Columbia CSK1215)

" When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
[Edit]" - 4:19 "When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" - 5:04

References[edit]

^ English, Paul (9 September 2012). "Despite album title, Deacon Blue insist they're more hip replacements than hipsters". Daily Record. Retrieved 2 September 2017.  ^ "Chart Stats - Deacon Blue
Deacon Blue
- When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 17 May 2009.  ^ "Chart Stats - Deacon Blue
Deacon Blue
- When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
1988 ". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 

External links[edit]

Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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Deacon Blue

Ricky Ross James Prime Lorraine McIntosh Dougie Vipond

Graeme Kelling Ewen Vernal

Studio albums

Raintown When the World Knows Your Name Fellow Hoodlums Whatever You Say, Say Nothing Walking Back Home Homesick The Hipsters A New House Believers

Compilation albums

Riches Ooh Las Vegas Our Town – The Greatest Hits Riches & More The Very Best of Deacon Blue Singles

EPs

Four Bacharach & David Songs

Singles

"Dignity" "Loaded" "When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" "Chocolate Girl" "Real Gone Kid" "Wages Day" "Fergus Sings the Blues" "Love and Regret" "Queen of the New Year" "Your Swaying Arms" "Twist and Shout" "Closing Time" "Cover from the Sky" "Your Town" "Will We Be Lovers" "Only Tender Love" "Hang Your Head" "I Was Right and You Were Wrong" "Love Hurts" "Everytime You Sleep" "A is for Astronaut" "Bigger than Dynamite" "The Hipsters" "The Outsiders" "That's What We Can Do" "Turn" "You'll Know Its Christmas" "A New House"

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