Last year, two cool dudes named Michael Selvidge and Reid Butler created what is possibly the best invention in the history of humans: a phone number you can call to hear songs by Hall & Oates. Using Twilio, the Callin' Oates helpline went viral and soothed the ears of many who were having rough days, stressful nights, or just needed a quick sonic reminder that Hall & Oates could make any dire situation a little less upsetting. Today, on the one-year anniversary of Callin' Oates, Twilio announces new songs on the Callin' Oates helpline, as well as four new ways to ease your weary soul with the sounds of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Chicago, and Phil Collins.
From Twilio's website:
New: Bob Dialin’ (Bob Dylan Helpline) – +1 (615) DYLAN – 26
Did you forget how if feels to be on your own, with no direction home? Do you need shelter from the Bob Dylan-less storm? Don’t think twice, call Bob Dialin’ to hear your favorite Bob Dylan tunes.
Press #1 for “Like A Rolling Stone”
Press #2 for “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”
Press #3 for “Shelter From The Storm”
Press #4 for “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”
New: Diamond Rings (Neil Diamond Helpline) – +1 (424) 543 – NEIL
Hankering for some Neil? Play it now, play it now, play it now my baby… Here’s what Diamond Rings has to offer.
Press #1 for “Cracklin’ Rosie”
Press #2 for “Sweet Caroline”
Press #3 for “Crunchy Granola Suite”
Press #4 for “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show”
New: Phil Call-ins (Phil Collins Helpline) – +1 (424) 888 – PHIL
Whether you need to hear that iconic drum fill on “In The Air Tonight” in a pinch, or just figure out what exactly Phil Collins is saying on “Sussudio,” you can count on Phil Call-ins.
Press #1 for “Easy Lover”
Press #2 for “Against All Odds”
Press #3 for “In The Air Tonight”
Press #4 for “Sussudio”
New: If You Ring Me Now (Chicago Helpline) – +1 (34724) 25 (or) 624
Saving If You Ring Me Now in your contacts is almost as good as having Peter Cetera’s cell number. Just give it a call to hear your favorite Chicago songs.
Press #1 for “25 or 6 to 4”
Press #2 for “Saturday In The Park”
Press #3 for “Old Days”
Press #4 for “Baby, What A Big Surprise”
Updated: Callin’ Oates (Hall and Oates Helpline) – (719)-26-OATES
Dial in to the hotline that started the whole viral sensation and let Hall & Oates take you away to a ‘70s to early ‘80s dreamland. With all new classics and even a B-side or two.
Press #1 for “When The Morning Comes”
Press #2 for “You Make My Dreams”
Press #3 for “Everytime You Go Away”
Press #4 for “Say It Isn’t So”
Press #5 for “Had I Known You Better Then”
Press #6 for “Adult Education”
Press #7 for “Out Of Touch”
Press #8 for “Go Solo”
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll be hitting redial on that Chicago helpline for the rest of the day.
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