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Apr 5, 2019

867-5309/Jenny by Tommy Tutone (1982)

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

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



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. Heath said in response, "Maybe I will", referring to taking legal action on the dispute. Heath clarified later on that he had no actual intention whatsoever of taking action and that he felt "really honored at a similarity, if any".