Anyone Got A Dime For The Phone Booth? I Found Jenny’s Number On The Wall… 867-5309!

I had a crush on a girl named Jenny in high school.  All my friends did.  We used to play this song in her honor, which would make her brother, who was also our friend, crazy!

This screams ’80s… This screams youth for so many of us… This screams fun and I scream “Jenny!”

I think the use of the word “infectious” to describe a song was invented for this tune!  It’s stuck in your brain right now, isn’t it?  See!

Long live 1982!!!

Tommy Tutone – “867-5309/Jenny” (Written by Alex Call and Jim Keller)

“Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to?
You give me something I can hold onto
I know you think I’m like the others before
Who saw your name and number on the wall

Jenny, I got your number,
I need to make you mine.
Jenny, don’t change your number,
8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)

Jenny, Jenny, you’re the girl for me.
You don’t know me but you make me so happy.
I tried to call you before but I lost my nerve.
I tried my imagination, but I was disturbed.

Jenny, I got your number,
I need to make you mine.
Jenny, don’t change your number,
8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)

I got it, I got it, I got it!
I got your number on the wall!
I got it, I got it, I got it!
For a good time, for a good time call….

Jenny, don’t change your number.
I need to make you mine.
Jenny. I’ll call your number,
8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)

Jenny, Jenny who can I turn to? (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
For the price of a dime I can always turn to you.
(8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
8-6-7-5-3-0-9 (8-6-7-5-3-0-9)
8-6-7-5-3-0-9
8-6-7-5-3-0-9
8-6-7-5-3-0-9
8-6-7-5-3-0-9”

Come on, you KNOW you LOVE this song!  I do… And I know we both just sang it at the top of our lungs!!!

From Wikipedia:  “867-5309/Jenny” is a song written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone that was released on the albumTommy Tutone 2, on the Columbia Records label. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in 1982.  Co-writer Call came up with both “Jenny” and the telephone number and completed the song with Keller.

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

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