Tommy Tutone’s “867-5309/Jenny” Is Instant ’80s Nostalgia Guaranteed

Jim Keller was the lead guitarist who came up with the idea for this song, and the man to have gone on a date with Jenny from the epic 1981 Tommy Tutone hit “867-5309/Jenny.”

You’ll be blown away every time by just how fresh the 1981 hit “867-5309/Jenny” from Tommy Tutone sounds. The happy song skyrocketed up the charts, hitting number four on the Hot 100 and number one of the Hot Mainstream Rock tracks by 1982.

As you can expect, the release of this ever-catchy sensation caused a craze whereby tons of people kept calling 867-5309 and asking for “Jenny.” As it turns out, the number is actually a girl’s number taken from a bathroom wall, and Jenny is just a regular girl.

Even though this massive hit picked up prominence on the US West coast early in ’82, the song was soon abandoned due to the sheer number of calls that it was causing.