Greatest Telex Songs of All TimeIn 1978, three Belgian musicians formed the synthpop band Telex. This technopop band played an intrinsic role in bringing EDM to the mainstream with their worldwide smash hit "Moskow Diskow". However, they enjoyed only a few international hits and eventually faded into obscurity. They produced so many great songs that it's hard to fit them all into a top ten list. But here is a collection of some of their essential tunes.
This energetic dancing train ride hit radio stations around the world. Many believe it to be an important step in the awakening of the synthpop movement. Few Telex songs gained nearly as much popularity.
Telex's aptly named penultimate album takes an unusually goofy direction, with comical vocals and sampling along the lines of Swedish electronic band "Yello." A tribute to the American musical comedian with silly brass interludes, a playful, irresistibly catchy bassline, and a whimsical, vibrating lead. This song is easily one of the best in Looney Tunes and one of Telex's only international hits.
A beautiful, trotting ode about the efficiency of international communication.
An entry for the contest of the same name that became infamous for its mocking tone towards the contest. Yet, it is still a mellifluous, irresistible, brisk song.
French for "On the Way to New Adventures," Neurovision's closing track, with its bold melodies, certainly lives up to its name.
A fantastic, poignant, melancholy ballad about romantic separation.
When Telex released their third album "Birds and Bees" (formerly titled "S*x" despite having practically no risqué material), they commissioned American synthpop band "Sparks" to write the lyrics for them, which is what gave them their polished, witty flavor. Why the A romantically soppy, upbeat fun song about an intellectual's love affair that loses him his marbles. It recycles the bubbling bassline of "Moskow Diskow" in perfect conjunction with a fresh, new tune.
Which is better, fitness or love? You decide, with one of Telex's most charming songs.
Contrary to traditional Telex, which is usually futuristic technopop, "So Sad" gains a street club feel, with its flat, groovy bassline and smacking drums. This song concerns a person begging for his friend not to leave. This hooky pop song is certainly anything but its own title.
This beautiful ballad from Telex goes contrary to their usual, robotic Kraftwerk style. It has breezy backgrounds, crystalline chords, and a watery, dreamy aura. It is certainly the shiniest stone in this album.