World Television Day: 5 iconic songs about the 'Idiot box'
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World Television Day: 5 iconic songs about the 'Idiot box'

From the way we perceive news and entertainment, to the image of ourselves, the idiot box has changed it all

Ever since Scottish inventor John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of a true television system in London in 1926, the humble TV has revolutionised our lives.

From the way we perceive news and entertainment, to the image of ourselves, the 'Idiot box' has changed it all. TV has set trends and helped revolutions, it has helped humans surmount the physical barrier of boundaries.

On World Television Day, let us revisit 5 songs about the life-changing electronic medium:

1. TV Talkin' Song - Bob Dylan

"The news of the day is on all the time,

All the latest gossip, all the latest rhyme,

Your mind is your temple, keep it beautiful and free,

Don't let an egg get laid in it by something you can't see."

2. I Saw It on TV - John Fogerty

I know it's true oh so true cause I saw it on T.V.

3. Revolution Will Not Be Televised- Gil Scott Heron

The revolution will not be televised

Will not be televised

Will not be televised

Will not be televised

The revolution will be no re-run, brothers

The revolution will be live

4. Fade Away and Radiate – Blondie

Electric faces seem to merge.

Hidden voices mock your words.

Fade away and radiate.

Fade away and radiate.

5. 57 Channels ( And Nothin’ On) – Bruce Springsteen

I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills

With a truckload of hundred thousand dollar bills

Man came by to hook up my cable TV

We settled in for the night my baby and me

We switched 'round and 'round 'til half-past dawn

There was fifty-seven channels and nothin' on

6. Prithibita Naki Choto Hote Hote - Moheener Ghoraguli (SPECIAL MENTION)

Pasapasi boshe eksathe dekha

Eksathe noy asole je eka

Tomar amar bharater noya fondi

English: Looking at it, seated together

Not together but alone

Yours and mine, India's new

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