Kiss Me Thru the Phone

Album: iSouljaBoyTellem (2008)
Charted: 6 3

Songfacts®:

  • If you can't be with the one you love, you can always them through the phone. Soulja Boy explained to MTV News: "Basically, it's about when you been in a situation. Say you're at work and your girl was at work. You really wanna see her. You call her, you wanna kiss."
  • This features R&B artist Sammie, who had a Top 40 hit in 1999 with "I Like It," when he was only 12 years old.
  • This was produced by Jim Jonsin, who had credits on two Hot 100 chart-toppers in 2008: Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" and T.I.'s "Whatever You Like."
  • The phone number Soulja Boy says in this song - 678-999-8212 - was his number on SayNow, a service where fans could leave messages for artists and vice versa. After putting the number in this song, he became the #1 artist on the service, with 4 million registered users.
  • The phone number that appears in this song is very similar to one belonging to Gerry Matley and his wife Catriona Howard Smith of Oldham, Lancashire, England. At the peak of the song's success in the UK in the summer of 2009, the couple were getting about 60 calls a day from fans hoping to talk to Soulja Boy, some even singing the song down the phone. "We just tell them that he doesn't live in Oldham," 52-year-old Ms. Howard Smith said. "They have asked if I am his girlfriend but I think I am a bit too old, even for Soulja Boy. Some of them really want to believe that they have got through to their heart-throb. They insist that we must know him in some way, we have to be 'special' to him. Some of them are devastated when we have to tell them that he doesn't live in Oldham but over the other side of the Atlantic."

    "It's easy to understand that, isn't it? When you look at me, I've got the perfect profile for a rapper," joked 54-year-old Oldham native Gerry Matley.
  • R&B singer Chris Brown was Soulja Boy's first choice to sing the hook, but he turned the song down.

Comments: 5

  • Cristina from Long Beach, Caactually this a good song and i think is better than YAHH TRICK YAHH lol
  • Daniel from Winchester, Ohi love all of your songs
  • Eugene from Minneapolis, MnThis is the 2nd Jim Jonsin produced song to make to #1 on my personal charts. The first one was by Lil Wayne last year with "Lollipop".
  • Lizard from Texas, --love this song and website!!!!!!!
  • Kayla from St. Paul, MnI always wake up with this song in my head.....
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