'867-5309' no longer Billboard's highest-charting phone number

Posted at 1:29 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 16:29:24-04

(KGTV) - Move over Tommy Tutone. "867-5309" has lost its Billboard title.

The hit 1980's pop-rock song "867-5309/Jenny" by Tutone has been surpassed as the highest-charting phone number in Billboard history.

Artist Logic's "1-800-273-8255" climbed from the Billboard Hot 100's number 5 to number 3 spot this week, surpassing Tutone's highest reach to number 4 in 1982, Billboard announced.

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Logic's song, featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, strikes an important note. "1-800-273-8255" is also the hotline for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

In a series of tweets, Logic described his inspiration for the song saying, "over the years so many of you guys have told me that my music has helped you through so many tough times. Many of you have told me its even saved your life. I'm beyond humbled. But I felt I haven't done enough. ... I made this song for all of you who are in a dark place and can't seem to find the light."

Check out the powerful music video for Logic's song:

Khalid told Billboard in an interview that he felt, "like a song like this was necessary."

The highest-charting phone numbers on Billboard's Hot 100 are now as follows:

  • "1-800-273-8255," Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid, 2017; #3 (to date)
  • "867-5309/Jenny," Tommy Tutone, 1982; #4
  • "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)," Wilson Pickett, 1966; #13
  • "Beechwood 4-5789," The Marvelettes, 1962; #17
  • "853-5937," Squeeze, 1988; #32
  • "911," Wyclef Jean feat. Mary J. Blige, 2000; #38
  • "777-9311," The Time, 1982; #88

Of course, if you've never heard the 80's pop hit (or need a refresher), here's Tutone's music video: