“867-5309/Jenny” is a 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 number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in 1982 (see 1982 in music). 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 (which was then a valid phone number in dozens of North American area codes) and asking for “Jenny”.

Although Tommy Tutone is primarily remembered for this song and commonly considered a “one-hit wonder,” they actually had a Top 40 hit in 1980 — two years before “Jenny” — with “Angel Say No”, which peaked at number 38.

The shirt featuring the famous phone number from the song is available in a variety of colors.

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