Kiss Me thru the Phone

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"Kiss Me thru the Phone"
Kiss Me Thru The Phone Single.jpg
Single by Soulja Boy Tellem featuring Sammie
from the album iSouljaBoyTellem
ReleasedNovember 27, 2008
Recorded2008
GenrePop rap
Length3:13
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jim Jonsin
Soulja Boy Tellem singles chronology
"Bird Walk"
(2008)
"Kiss Me thru the Phone"
(2008)
"Turn My Swag On"
(2009)
Sammie singles chronology
"Feelin 'It"
(2008)
"Kiss Me thru the Phone"
(2008)
"One Way Street"
(2008)
Music video
"Kiss Me Thru The Phone" on YouTube

"Kiss Me thru the Phone" is a song co-written and recorded by hip hop artist Soulja Boy Tellem 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.[2] "Kiss Me thru The Phone" was 2009's eighth best selling single with over 5.7 million copies sold worldwide.[3]

Chart performance and sales[edit]

"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.[4] The song then hit number one on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles on the week of January 3, 2009.[4] 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.

The song has sold over 2,261,000 digital downloads in the United States, becoming his second song to reach the two million mark in downloads, the first being "Crank That".[5][6]

In New Zealand, the song debuted at number eleven on February 2, 2009 and later peaked at number two.[7] It was certified Platinum by the RIANZ on July 12, 2009 with 15,000 digital downloads.[8]

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.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD single

  1. "Kiss Me thru the Phone" (Main version) - 3:11
  2. "Kiss Me thru the Phone" (Instrumental) - 3:11

Australian CD single

  1. "Kiss Me thru the Phone" (Main) - 3:14
  2. "Bird Walk" (Main) - 3:33

Digital download

  1. "Kiss Me thru the Phone"

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot in New Orleans, Louisiana and 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 Arab, J-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[edit]

  • "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)
  • "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" (preformed by That Kid)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Telephone number[edit]

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.[36]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Westhoff, Ben (2009-08-19). "Dallas Music - The Five Most Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Soulja Boy - page 1". Dallas Observer. Village Voice Media. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
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  5. ^ Week Ending May 17, 2009: Three Days Is Plenty For Green Day Yahoo Music Blog (written by Paul Grein): Retrieved May 20, 2009
  6. ^ Week Ending Aug. 23, 2009: Over 50 And Still On Top Yahoo Music Blog (written by Paul Grein): Retrieved August 26, 2009
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  26. ^ "Brasil Hot Pop & Popular: Hot Pop Songs (Set 21, 2009)". Billboard Brasil. No. 1. BPP Promoções e Publicações. October 2009. p. 80.
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  29. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  34. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  35. ^ "British single certifications – Soulja Boy Tellem Ft Sammie – Kiss Me Thru The Phone". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 2, 2020. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Kiss Me Thru The Phone in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  36. ^ Rap fans bombard family's phone, BBC News, June 30, 2009.

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