Hot Line (song)

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"Hot Line"
Hot Line - Sylvers.jpg
Single by The Sylvers
from the album Something Special
B-side "That's What Love Is Made Of"
Released September 1976
Format 7" single
Recorded 1976
Genre Soul, disco
Length 2:59 (single)
4:30 (album)
Label Capitol Records
Songwriter(s) Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis
Producer(s) Freddie Perren
The Sylvers singles chronology
"Cotton Candy"
"Hot Line"
"High School Dance"
"Cotton Candy"
"Hot Line"
"High School Dance"

"Hot Line" is 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. It became an international Top 10 hit, and is a gold record.

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]

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 563. 
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  3. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". 1977-02-05. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  8. ^ "The Top 100 Hits of 1977 (Part 2)" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-10-11. 

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