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Encyclopedia > Tommy Tutone

Tommy Tutone is a rock band from San Francisco, California, best known for its 1982 hit "867-5309/Jenny", which peaked at #4 on the Billboard pop charts. The song became so popular that people in the United States to this day dial this telephone number and ask for "Jenny" as a prank. Although they are frequently remembered as a "one-hit wonder", they actually had another Billboard Top 40 hit with "Angel Say No" in 1980, predating "Jenny" by a couple of years. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... See also: 1981 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... 867-5309/Jenny is the name of a song written and performed by Tommy Tutone which peaked at Number 4 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... A telephone number is a string of decimal digits that uniquely indicates the network termination point. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist who is generally known for only one hit single. ...


A common misconception is that Tommy Tutone is the name of the lead singer; it is the name of the band. The lead singer's name is Tommy Heath. The name of the band developed from the original name "Tommy and the Tu-tones" to merely Tommy Tutone.


Chart positions

Year Single Chart Peak
1980 "Angel Say No" Pop Singles 38
1982 "867-5309/Jenny" Mainstream Rock 1
1982 "867-5309/Jenny" Pop Singles 4
Year Album Chart Peak
1980 Tommy Tutone Pop Albums 68
1982 Tommy Tutone-2 Pop Albums 20
1983 Natural Emotion Pop Albums 179

External link

  • Official website

 
 

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