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Dialing Up the Hits: Logic’s ‘1-800-273-8255’ Is Second Top Five Phone Number on Hot 100

The song is a notch away from tying Tommy Tutone's '80s classic for a quirky record.

Logic rings in with a rare honor on this week’s Biilboard Hot 100. On the chart dated Sept. 23, the rapper’s “1-800-273-8255,” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, surges from No. 9 to No. 5. The move grants the song a connection to a prior hit, as it becomes the second title featuring a phone number to reach the top five.


Only one such song previously ascended to the Hot 100’s top five: Tommy Tutone‘s pop-rock classic “867-5309/Jenny,” which climbed to No. 4 in 1982. Thus, if Logic’s song can rise one more notch, it’ll tie for the highest-charting phone number-referencing title in the Hot 100’s 59-year history. And, if it can jump two more spots, it’ll call the record all its own.

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Here is an updated look at the Hot 100 hits with phone numbers as (or part of) their titles, ranked by peak position:

“867-5309/Jenny,” Tommy Tutone, No. 4, 1982
“1-800-273-8255,” Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid, No. 5 (to date), 2017
“634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.),” Wilson Pickett, No. 13, 1966
“Beechwood 4-5789,” The Marvelettes, No. 17, 1962 (the title includes a now-long-defunct telephone exchange name)
“853-5937,” Squeeze, No. 32, 1988
“911,” Wyclef Jean feat. Mary J. Blige, No. 38, 2000
“777-9311,” The Time, No. 88, 1982

On a more serious note, “1-800-273-8255” doubles as the number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Says Khalid, “I feel like a song like this was necessary.”