Kiss Me thru the Phone
|"Kiss Me thru the Phone"|
|Single by Soulja Boy Tellem featuring Sammie|
|from the album iSouljaBoyTellem|
|Released||November 27, 2008|
|Format||Digital download, CD single|
|Soulja Boy Tellem singles chronology|
|Sammie singles chronology|
"Kiss Me thru the Phone" is a song co-written and recorded by hip hop artist Soulja Boy Tellem and featuring Sammie. It was released on November 27, 2008 as the second single from his 2008 album, iSouljaBoyTellem. It was the best-selling single from the album, reaching #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #1 on the U.S. Rap Charts, the top ten in the United Kingdom, in Canada, on the U.S. Billboard Pop 100, and in New Zealand.
R&B singer Chris Brown was Soulja Boy's first choice to sing the hook, but turned down the offer. Soulja Boy then tried to sing it on his own with autotune but found it "garbage", and ended up collaborating with Sammie. "Kiss Me thru The Phone" was 2009's eighth best selling single with over 5.7 million copies sold worldwide.
Chart performance and sales
"Kiss Me thru the Phone" became highly successful for both Soulja Boy and Sammie on the charts. The single peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. The song then hit number one on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles on the week of January 3, 2009. The song later debuted at #71 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on the week of January 10, 2009 and peaked at #3, making it Soulja Boy's second top five hit on the US charts since 2007's "Crank That". Also it would eventually start to chart on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in the top ten at #4. The song has also debuted at #71 on the Canadian Hot 100 and peaked at #10. The song has reached number 1 on Hot Rap Tracks. The video ranked at #14 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.
In the United Kingdom, "Kiss Me thru the Phone" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at #63 on May 3, 2009 on downloads alone; the single has since peaked at #6. It held a position on BBC Radio 1's A-List. To date the single has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling singles of all-time.
- "Kiss Me thru the Phone" (Main version) - 3:11
- "Kiss Me thru the Phone" (Instrumental) - 3:11
Australian CD single
- "Kiss Me thru the Phone" (Main) - 3:14
- "Bird Walk" (Main) - 3:33
- "Kiss Me thru the Phone"
The music video was shot in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 6, 2008 and on December 8, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Kelley residence. The video shows Soulja Boy doing his daily routine, when his girlfriend misses him and calls him, and shoots a video of herself making a kissing face on an iPhone and sends it to him.
The video features Sammie and cameos from A-Rab, Ja-Bar, Vistoso Bosses, Vanessa Simmons, Miami Mike, and Dennis Rodman. The music video premiered on December 15, 2008, a day before the album's release. It also peaked #1 on BET's video countdown, 106 & Park and ranked at #16 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.
Remixes and covers
- "Kiss Me thru the Phone (Official Remix)" (featuring Sammie and Pitbull)
- "Kiss Me thru the Phone (Remix)" (featuring Sammie and Karina Pasian)
- "Kiss Me thru the Phone (Remix)" (featuring Sammie and Steven)
- "Kiss Me thru the Phone" (performed by Scooter Smiff and Jasmine Villegas)
- "Kiss Me thru the Phone (Instrumental)" (instrumental remix)
- "Kiss Me thru the Phone (Cover)" (featuring Catch Hell, Lorelei)
- "Por El Telefono" (performed by reggaeton artist De La Ghetto)
- "Send It to My Phone" (performed by Chingo Bling)
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||39|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||10|
|Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)||15|
|Europe (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles)||14|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||2|
|Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)||45|
|UK Singles Chart||6|
|US Billboard Hot 100||3|
|US Billboard Pop Songs ||5|
|US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ||4|
|US Billboard Rap Songs ||1|
|End of year chart (2009)||Position|
|Australian Singles Chart||90|
|Canadian Hot 100||60|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||14|
|UK Singles Chart||66|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||19|
The telephone number, 678-999-8212, given in the song, if dialed from the United States, previously connected to a message system for the artist; the number now belongs to an unknown commercial advertiser in Georgia. An unsuspecting family in the United Kingdom found themselves inundated with calls from fans there who dialed the number but mistyped the international dialing code prefix for the United States (001), instead typing "016", which is the prefix for numbers in Greater Manchester, England, where the family reside.
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