The Mix One Hit Wonder for 10/4

Today’s one hit wonder is Tommy Tutone’s “Jenny 867-5309”.

So who was “Jenny” anyway? Legend goes that she was an actual ex-girlfriend. 867-5309 was her real phone number. A guy in New York even tried to sell his 212-867-5309 number on eBay.

 

HOWEVER, despite all the mystery surrounding the song, it turns out one of the co-writers of the song came up with “Jenny” sitting in his backyard. There was no Jenny and he does’ event know where the number came from. He was just trying to write a 4-chord Rock song and it just kind of came out.

 

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