"Even if they can't get the numbers straight, they tell me that was their personal anthem for the '80s."
—Tommy Heath, Tommy Tutone
I bought this address recently (now 2003) by accident. A quick Google Search will reveal that, indeed, (500 [May, 2005]) other people make the same mistake. The song is actually "867-5309/Jenny". And thus the birth of the "867-5309/Jenny" Awareness Center. Hopefully, this site will help prevent similar mistakes by other people.
By the way, the song is also not really "Jenny (867-5309) or "867-5309 (Jenny)."
Ooh some press! The New York Times mentions the site in a fun column about the song.
867-5309 for sale on Ebay again, along with your own DJ Business
Spencer Potter is selling his DJ business in New Jersey, along with the 867-5309 number which can be relocated.
Vonage Easter egg no longer
RuthAnn of Louisanna writes that Vonage no longer is playing a snippet of "867-5309" before the number rings. Aw :(. Thanks for the update.
Acoustic Version of "Jenny"!
Hey, who feels like "Jenny" unplugged? I don't know, however, there is a new compilation CD coming out, called "80s Hits Stripped" with some of the popular hits of the '80s in acoustic versions (including "867-5309/Jenny", "Land Down Under" - Men at Work, "Blinded Me with Science" - Thomas Dolby, and "Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield). Could be interesting. Available now for pre-order at sidewinder-music.com.
"867-5309/Jenny" Vonage Easter egg
"Dexter" writes that if you use Vonage as your phone company, when making a call to any "867-5309" number, they play the chorus of "Jenny" before completing the call. Thanks for the tip! Now we have even more reasons to prank the number, not that I'm endorsing or encouraging that.
(215) 867-5309 for sale, cheaper
The Philadelphia number (215) 867-5309 has been listed on ebay again. The reduced price tag is $39,999 US.
Hit me baby, one more time
Two new pieces of Tutone news. The first is that Tommy Tutone (I'm not sure if it is the band or the singer only), will be on NBC's "Hit Me Baby, One More Time," some sort of American Idol for One-hit-wonders, this Thursday, June 9th.
(215) 867-5309 for sale
Also, the number (215) 867-5309 is for sale on ebay. It's part of a business package including the domain miniminglers.com a singles dating site in Pennsylvania. The price tag is hefty. The entire business can be yours for $69,999 US.
This is not that out of the realm of possibility as the number (212) 867-5309 was auctioned on ebay in February 2004 and the price tag reached more than $200,000 before Verizon closed it down.
Some technically-oriented pranksters hacked into a news sources' school and business closing website and "Jenny" got some more exposure.
Reader, Tim Magee writes:
Britney Spears gets it wrong too!
Attentive reader Entil Zha points out that the phone number 876-5309 has turned up in a recent Britney Spears video!
And to avoid a lawsuit. Is this a dig on J-Lo? Whatever the case, this proves "867-5309/Jenny's" place in the public's pop (or rock)-consciousness. Enjoy:
What can you do here?
This site also stands as a testament to bad facts passed on by the internet.
If you have had a similar experience of misinformation gathered from the internet, let me know; maybe I can start a collection of common "un-facts."
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