Tuesday, November 22, 2011

80's Guilt #38: Tommy Tutone “867-5309/Jenny” (1982)

Wikipedia reveals there is no actual dude in the band named Tommy Tutone. In this respect, they were the Hootie of the early 80's. As easy as it is to remember the melody in the chorus, the numerous hooks throughout the rest of the song never receive the credit they deserve (including one of the most underrated "handclaps" moments), although without the phone number gimmick the song may have been just as easily forgotten as dozens of other brilliant late-70s/early-80s power pop singles.

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