Hotline Bling and Jenny – E.M.’s Song Lyric Sunday

Sunday is almost over, but I am going to work hard at getting my songs in.

Jim says, “This week the theme [for Song Lyric Sunday] is songs that feature lyrics associated with electronic communication devices (pagers, iPhone, Android, fax machine, computer, TV) suggested by Amy Braun…”

This topic immediately brought to mind two songs for me, and they are Hotline Bling by Drake and 867-5309/Jenny by Tommy Tutone. I never really cared for the Drake song because it annoyed me, but I grew up listening to Jenny all my life. Hotline Bling was code for a booty call, but I think Jenny was code for something too.

In Danville, Illinois, where I was born and raised, they had a few good radio stations, and my mom either had it on the Classic Rock station (cannot remember their call sign anymore) or on D102 FM, which was various hits. Jenny was released in 1998, which meant that I was 22, but I always thought I was much younger when I heard that song. (Maybe I was young-minded lol…It did take a little bit more time for my maturity to ripen and to get out on my own.) I always wondered how many people called that number in a single day, and if I was not so tired, I would definitely do my research. Stay tuned because I may look it up tomorrow if someone reminds me *giggles*.

Be sure to check out my honorable mentions also 🙂

“Hotline Bling” by Drake
(remix of D.R.A.M.’s “Cha Cha”)

You used to call me on my
You used to, you used to
Yeah

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late-night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late-night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city, you
Got a reputation for yourself now
Everybody knows and I feel left out
Girl, you got me down, you got me stressed out
‘Cause ever since I left the city, you
Started wearing less and goin’ out more
Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor
Hangin’ with some girls I’ve never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late-night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late-night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city, you, you, you
You and me, we just don’t get along
You make me feel like I did you wrong
Going places where you don’t belong
Ever since I left the city, you
You got exactly what you asked for
Running out of pages in your passport
Hangin’ with some girls I’ve never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late-night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late-night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

These days, all I do is
Wonder if you’re bendin’ over backwards for someone else
Wonder if you’re rolling up a Backwoods for someone else
Doing things I taught you, gettin’ nasty for someone else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need nobody else, no
Why you never alone?
Why you always touching road?
Used to always stay at home
Be a good girl, you was in the zone
Yeah, you should just be yourself
Right now, you’re someone else

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late-night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late-night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city
“867-5309/Jenny” by Tommy Tutone

Hey!

Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to?
You give me somethin’ I can hold on to
I know you think I’m like the others before
Who saw your name and number on the wall

Jenny, I got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny, don’t change your number

867-5309
867-5309
867-5309
867-5309

Jenny, Jenny, you’re the girl for me
Oh, you don’t know me, but you make me so happy
I tried to call you before, but I lost my nerve
I tried my imagination, but I was disturbed

Jenny, I got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny, don’t change your number

867-5309
867-5309
867-5309
867-5309

I got it, (I got it), I got it
I got your number on the wall
I got it, (I got it), I got it
For a good time, for a good time call

Hey, Jenny, don’t change your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny, I call your number

867-5309
867-5309
867-5309
867-5309

Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to?
867-5309
For the price of a dime I can always turn to you
867-5309

867-5309
867-5309
867-5309
867-5309

(5309) 867-5309
(5309) 867-5309
(5309) 867-5309

Other honorable mentions would be:

Mr. Telephone Man by New Edition

Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

Call Me by Blondie

Payphone by Maroon 5

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