Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)

"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 nominated for a Grammy in 1983 for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

"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"
ReleasedAugust 1983 [1]
Format7", cassette single
GenreDance-pop, synthpop
LabelEMI America, RT Industries (current)
Songwriter(s)Greg Mathieson, Trevor Veitch
Producer(s)Greg Mathieson
Sheena Easton singles chronology
"We've Got Tonight"
"Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)"
"Almost Over You"
Alternative cover
Telephon single cover.jpg

The song was most successful in the United States, 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 United Kingdom where it reached number 84[2][3].

The music video, shot in black and 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


  1. ^ "Sheena Easton - Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)" – via
  2. ^ "Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Sheena Easton".