Saturday, May 19, 2007

Rivals battle for rights to 867-5309,
otherwise known as ‘Jenny’s’ digits

Updated: 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
LINCOLN, R.I. - One-hit wonder Tommy Tutone made the phone number 867-5309 famous in the band’s 1982 hit single, which uses the digits over and over in its catchy refrain.

Now, a Rhode Island company and a national firm are battling over the right to use the number, which doesn’t reach the “Jenny” that Tutone sings about, but could find callers a decent plumber.

And what does Tommy say about this?

Tommy “Tutone” Heath told The Boston Globe that he’d prefer if neither company used the number.

“It’s ridiculous,” said Heath. “If I wanted to get into it, I could probably take the number away from both of them.”

Good for you Tommy, ridiculous is pretty much the word I'd use.

believe it or not, there is actually a claymation version on YouTube


At 6:45 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Earworm!! Dammit, now I've got to go listen to some Pink.


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