867-5309/Jenny

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"867-5309/Jenny" is a 1981 song written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone that was released on the album Tommy Tutone 2, on the Columbia Records label.wikipedia
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Tommy Tutone

"867-5309/Jenny" is a 1981 song written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone that was released on the album Tommy Tutone 2, on the Columbia Records label. On March 28, 2008, Tommy Tutone lead singer Tommy Heath stated on the WGN Morning News that the number was real and it was the number of a girl he knew.
Tommy Tutone is a power pop band, best known for its 1981 hit "867-5309/Jenny", which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Tommy Tutone 2

"867-5309/Jenny" is a 1981 song written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone that was released on the album Tommy Tutone 2, on the Columbia Records label.
It features its biggest hit, "867-5309/Jenny".

Jim Keller

"867-5309/Jenny" is a 1981 song written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone that was released on the album Tommy Tutone 2, on the Columbia Records label.
Jim Keller is an American musician who was the co-founder, lead guitarist, and supporting vocalist for the American rock band Tommy Tutone based in San Francisco, California, and was co-writer of that band's most famous single, 867-5309/Jenny.

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"867-5309/Jenny" is a 1981 song written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone that was released on the album Tommy Tutone 2, on the Columbia Records label.
Alex Call recorded as a solo artist and wrote hits for Huey Lewis and many other artists, including Tommy Tutone's "867-5309/Jenny".

Tommy Heath

On March 28, 2008, Tommy Tutone lead singer Tommy Heath stated on the WGN Morning News that the number was real and it was the number of a girl he knew.
Thomas Allen "Tommy" Heath (born March 31, 1947) is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and occasional keyboardist of Tommy Tutone, a 1980s rock band most famous for their top 5 hit, "867-5309/Jenny."

List of Playboy Playmates of 1978

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In the music video, the "Jenny" character is played by Karen Elaine Morton.
She played Jenny in the video for Tommy Tutone's "867-5309/Jenny".

1982 in music

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It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #16 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in May 1982 (see 1982 in music).
"867-5309/Jenny" – Tommy Tutone

Fictitious telephone number

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Fictitious telephone number
Tommy Tutone's hit 1982 song "867-5309/Jenny" identifies a working number in many area codes which continue to receive large numbers of calls asking for "Jenny" decades later.

Misdialed call

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In 2013, the number was still ringing up fifty misdialled calls daily for Florida realtor Carrie Routt in area code 850.
Well-known fictional numbers like 867-5309 (Jenny's number, from a popular 1982 song) and 776-2323 (God's number in the 2003 cinema release of Bruce Almighty) continue to receive misdialled calls years later.

List of Billboard Mainstream Rock number-one songs of the 1980s

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List of Billboard Mainstream Rock number-one songs of the 1980s

Radio Nowhere

Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen's popular single "Radio Nowhere" features a set of guitar riffs at the beginning that many fans considered particularly similar to "867-5309/Jenny", although the lyrics and the tone of the two songs are quite different.
"Radio Nowhere" features a set of guitar riffs and chord progression at the beginning that many fans considered particularly similar to "867-5309/Jenny", written by Alex Call and Jim Keller, lead guitarist for Tommy Tutone, although the lyrics and the tone of the two songs are quite different.

Denial-of-service attack

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Widespread publication of a number can also flood it with enough calls to render it unusable, as happened by accident in 1981 with multiple +1-area code-867-5309 subscribers inundated by hundreds of misdialed calls daily in response to the song 867-5309/Jenny.

Columbia Records

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"867-5309/Jenny" is a 1981 song written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone that was released on the album Tommy Tutone 2, on the Columbia Records label.

Billboard Hot 100

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It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #16 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in May 1982 (see 1982 in music).

Billboard (magazine)

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It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #16 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in May 1982 (see 1982 in music).

Mainstream Rock (chart)

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It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #16 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in May 1982 (see 1982 in music).

Fad

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The song caused a fad of people dialing 867-5309 and asking for "Jenny".

People (magazine)

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Lead guitarist Jim Keller, interviewed by People in 1982, said "Jenny is a regular girl, not a hooker. Friends of mine wrote her name and number on a men's room wall at a bar. I called her on a dare, and we dated for a while. I haven't talked with her since the song became a hit, but I hear she thinks I'm a real jerk for writing it."

WGN Morning News

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On March 28, 2008, Tommy Tutone lead singer Tommy Heath stated on the WGN Morning News that the number was real and it was the number of a girl he knew.

Motel

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As a joke, he wrote it on a bathroom wall in a motel where they were staying.

Tampa, Florida

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"There was no Jenny," Call also told a Tampa, Florida, columnist in June 2009.

Music video

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In the music video, the "Jenny" character is played by Karen Elaine Morton.

WLS (AM)

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In 1982, WLS radio obtained the number from a Chicago woman, receiving 22,000 calls in four days.

Gaston County Schools

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In 1982, Southwest Junior High School received up to two hundred calls daily asking for Jenny in area code 704.

Area codes 704 and 980

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In 1982, Southwest Junior High School received up to two hundred calls daily asking for Jenny in area code 704.