Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (Sheena Easton)
#9 on the US Hot 100
Easton’s lowest profile US top 10 hit came from her fifth album Best Kept Secret. She was certainly not slow to release albums at this point in her career – her first had only come out two years earlier in 1981. This song was nominated for a Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Grammy.
Fun fact: Easton tended to be more popular in the US than at home and this song was no exception – it only peaked at #84 in the UK.
The theme for Bestest Song Club November 2015: Top 10 Hits That You Probably Haven’t Heard In Years. Criteria – Songs that reached at least #10 on the US Hot 100 between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989 but tend to get overlooked in any “Best of the 1980s” lists and collections.