Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)

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"Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)"
Single by Sheena Easton
from the album Best Kept Secret
Released 1983
Format 7", cassette single
Recorded 1982
Genre New Wave, Synthpop
Length 3:44
Label EMI America
Writer(s) Greg Mathieson, Trevor Veitch
Sheena Easton singles chronology
"We've Got Tonight"
(1983)
"Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)"
(1983)
"Almost Over You"
(1983)
Alternative cover

"Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)" is a dance/pop single recorded by Scottish singer Sheena Easton, the first single released from her fourth album, 1983's Best Kept Secret.

The song was most successful in the US, where it became Easton's fourth top 10 hit, peaking at number nine in late 1983. The music video, shot in black & white, featured Easton in a haunted house and a cemetery, being pursued by Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame before being rescued by King Kong.

In Mexico, the popular teen group Timbiriche released a Spanish-language version, titled "Teléfono". In the 2012 South Korean film Dancing Queen (2012 film) Uhm Jung Hwa sung a cover of the song titled as "call my Name".

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Canada Singles Chart 8
UK Singles Chart 84
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play 9
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 15