Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)

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"Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)"
Telefone song single cover.jpg
Single by Sheena Easton
from the album Best Kept Secret
B-side "Wish You Were Here Tonight"
Released 22 August 1983 [1]
Format 7", cassette single
Recorded 1983
Genre Dance-pop, new wave, synthpop
Length 3:44
Label EMI America
Songwriter(s) Greg Mathieson, Trevor Veitch
Producer(s) Greg Mathieson, Trevor Veitch
Sheena Easton singles chronology
"We've Got Tonight"
"Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)"
"Almost Over You"

"We've Got Tonight"
"Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)"
"Almost Over You"
Alternative cover
Telephon single cover.jpg

"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. In November 1984 Easton added "Telefono" to her Spanish album "Todo Me Recuerda A Ti" for the Latin markets. The song was Grammy nominated in 1983 for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

The song was most successful in the US, where it became Easton's fourth top 10 hit, peaking at number nine for two weeks in October and November 1983. The song was less successful in Easton's native UK where it reached number eighty-four[2][3].

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 the same Spanish version. In the 2012 South Korean film Dancing Queen Uhm Jung-hwa sang a cover of the song titled as "Call My Name".


Chart (1983) Peak
Canada Singles Chart 8
UK Singles Chart 84
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay Chart[4] 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play 9
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 15