Hot Line (song)

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"Hot Line"
Single by The Sylvers
from the album Something Special
Released September 1976
Format 7" single
Recorded 1976
Genre Soul, disco
Length 2:59
Label Capitol Records
Writer(s) Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis
Producer(s) Freddie Perren
The Sylvers singles chronology
"Cotton Candy"
"Hot Line"
"High School Dance"

"Hot Line" is the title of a song recorded by American family group The Sylvers, from their 1976 album Something Special. It was written by Freddie Perren and Kenneth St. Lewis.

The song tells the story of a lovelorn young man who anticipates getting in touch with his beloved over the phone. He requests that the telephone operator connect the call, but not to listen in. He also says that he's willing to get in touch with the FBI and the CIA in order to locate the girl he's interested in speaking to.

"Hot Line" was The Sylvers' second biggest hit, peaking in early 1977 at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 4 on the Cash Box chart, and number 3 on the R&B charts.[1] Billboard ranked the song as the 25th biggest hit of 1977.[2]

On the WLS survey in Chicago, the song reached number one for two weeks.[3] It was their 11th biggest song of the year.


Chart (1976) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Cash Box 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 3

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1977) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 25
WLS survey (Chicago) 11
Canadian RPM singles 32


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 563. 
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