Billboard: Logic's '1-800-273-8255' Is Now Highest-Charting Phone Number in Hot 100 History

At No. 3, the song passes Tommy Tutone's No. 4-peaking '80s classic "867-5309/Jenny."

Logic connects with history on this week's Billboard Hot 100. On the chart dated Sept. 30, the rapper's "1-800-273-8255," featuring Alessia Cara and Khalidlifts from No. 5 to No. 3.

 

The move grants the song a record, as it becomes the highest-charting title featuring a phone number in the Hot 100's 59-year history.

 

 

"1-800-273-8255" passes the only other such song ever to previously ascend to the Hot 100's top five: Tommy Tutone's pop-rock classic "867-5309/Jenny," which climbed to No. 4 in 1982.

 Logic performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif.

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

No. 3 (to date), "1-800-273-8255," Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid, 2017
No. 4, "867-5309/Jenny," Tommy Tutone, 1982
No. 13, "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)," Wilson Pickett, 1966
No. 17, "Beechwood 4-5789," The Marvelettes, 1962 (the title includes a now-long-defunct telephone exchange name)
No. 32, "853-5937," Squeeze, 1988
No. 38, "911," Wyclef Jean feat. Mary J. Blige, 2000
No. 88, "777-9311," The Time, 1982

 

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

Via Billboard

 

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