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15 Songs About Old-School Digital Connection: Britney Spears, Lana Del Rey & More

Remember that time when Destiny's Child ang about pagers?

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A Tribe Called Quest, "Skypager" (1991)

Best lyric for your next away message: "The 'S' in skypager really stands for sex / Beeper's goin off like Don Trump gets checks"

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Janet Jackson, "Empty" (1997)

Best lyric for your next away message: "Is this a new way to love / Never face to face, is it enough?"

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Destiny's Child, "Bug A Boo" (1999)

Best lyric for your next away message: "I wanna put your number on the call block / Have AOL make my emails stop"

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Britney Spears, "Email My Heart" (1999)

Best lyric for your next away message: "Email me back and say our love will stay alive."

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'NSYNC, "Digital Get Down" (2000)

Best lyric for your next away message: "If you're in the mood and I'm not home / Here's what you do: leave a message / You know the kind I like to get back to"

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Gym Class Heroes, "New Friend Request" (2006)

Best lyric for your next away message: "So click approve, so simple / Show me some kind of sign and let me know it's time to make my move"

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50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake, "Ayo Technology" (2007)

Best lyric for your next away message: "Baby this a new age, you like my new craze / Let's get together maybe we can start a new phase"

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Britney Spears, "Phonography" (2009)

Best lyric for your next away message: "And I like my bluetooth, buttons comin' loose / I need my hands free"

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Soulja Boy, "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" (2009)

Best lyric for your next away message: "You could be my wife / Text me, call me, I need you in my life"

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Beyoncé feat. Lady Gaga, "Video Phone" (2009)

Best lyric for your next away message: "You saying that you want B? / So press record and let you film me"

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Trey Songz feat. Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy, "LOL Smiley Face" (2009)

Best lyric for your next away message: "Sent that little face with the tongue 'cause I'm nasty / Twitter me a picture, lemme see that OK"

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Ludacris, "Sexting" (2010)

Best lyric for your next away message: "BBC TXT or MSG / After class come with me and can I get a little bit of TLC"

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Lady Gaga & Beyoncé, "Telephone" (2010)

Best lyric for your next away message: "I should've left my phone at home 'cause this is a disaster / Calling like a collector / Sorry, I cannot answer"

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Lana Del Rey, "BBM Baby" (2011)

Best lyric for your next away message: “Be my BBM baby / Middle of the night, waking up to write"

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Chris Brown feat. Jhené Aiko, "Drunk Texting" (2014)

Best lyric for your next away message: "I'm looking at my phone thinking / Am I gonna hit send or nah?"

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