100 songs of the decade: Telephone – Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé

 100 songs of the decade: Telephone – Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé

Written by: Stefani ‘Lady Gaga’ Germanotta, Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Lazonate Franklin and Beyoncé Knowles
Produced by: Darkchild and Lady Gaga
Album: The Fame Monster
UK release: March 2010
UK chart peak: 1

Lady Gaga AND Beyoncé? On the SAME SONG? We did know how blessed we were, right?

Britney Spears famously recorded a version of Telephone, but it couldn’t possibly have been released by anyone other than this pair: they sound incredible together, and the video – much as Gaga hates it now – is genuinely iconic. This came out right towards the end of the Fame/Fame Monster era, and fuuuucking hell, what a time for pop music!!! WHAT A TIME!!!!!!

  • I’ll be writing about my favourite 100 pop songs of the decade; one a day for the last 100 days of 2019. They’re in no particular order, except the Top 10 – which will (obviously) come in late December.
  • See the full list so far here.
  • You can follow the rolling, daily-updated playlist below, or here.

Shaun Kitchener


Scriptwriter for the theatre and TV (currently Hollyoaks) and freelance entertainment ~reportage.