Telephone is the second single from Monster album. The song is written by Lady GaGa, Rodney "DarkChild" Jerkins, Daniels LaShawn, Franklin Lazonate, Beyoncé Knowles, and produced by DarkChild. On March 3, 2010, the song was unofficially aired in the UK on the Lucy And Brooke Show for HCR radio. The song has peaked at three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the US Pop Songs Chart. The song was released to the radios in the United States on March 15, 2010. The song was declared the best pop-dance song in 2010.
"Telephone" consists of an expanded bridge, verse-rap and an epilogue where a voice announces that the telephone line is not reachable at that moment. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is set in the time signature of common time, with a tempo of 122 beats per minute.