Watch The Live TV Performance of “867-5309” by Tommy Tutone In 1983

Watch The Live TV Performance of “867-5309” by Tommy Tutone In 1983 | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Do you still remember 867-5309? In 1981, Tommy Tutone’s “Jenny,” also known as “867-5309,” was omnipresent on the radio. Below, we’ll watch footage of Tutone’s 1983 performance of this well-beloved song from the 80s.

The appealing song about a boy who falls in love with a number he finds on a toilet wall peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and is now ingrained in 1980s popular culture. In fact, people started calling (867-)5309 and asking for “Jenny” because of the song. In a 1982 interview, lead guitarist Jim Keller told People: “Jenny is a regular girl, not a hooker. Friends of mine wrote her name and number on a men’s room wall at a bar. I called her on a dare, and we dated for a while. I haven’t talked with her since the song became a hit, but I hear she thinks I’m a real jerk for writing it.”

Moreover, Forbes asked for an interview with Tommy Heath, the ½ of the power-pop band Tommy Tutone (yes, it’s not a single artist), and he explained if there’s any truth on the existence of Jenny.

“They tell me I have a tenuous hold on reality,” Heath said. “But Jenny and I think she’s real, and Jim and Alex say she’s not. That’s all I can say. She did give me that number, and I did write it on the bathroom wall instead of giving it to Jim. But they claim that never happened.”

Nevertheless, the song quickly turned out to be iconic in pop culture of the 80s decade. You can watch the performance below.