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A common advertising jingle, usually among local businesses, in which the phone number of the service is sung. This makes it much easier to remember than if it were simply spoken. These jingles tend to be quite the Ear Worm.
This may also be combined with a Spelling Song.
- The Trope Codifier is Empire Carpet (now Empire Today): "Five Eight Eight, Two Three Hundred, Empiiiiiire!" When the business went from local to national, "800" was tacked onto the beginning, arguably throwing off the rhythm of the jingle.
- "Eight oh oh, three two five, three five, three five" -- a popular Sheraton Hotels number.
- Jenny Craig has a phone number jingle: "1-800-JENNY20".
- Or, for those who grew up in the '90s, "1-800-94JENNY".
- This actually changed every year up to 2000 (95JENNY, 96JENNY, etc.). And the number was actually sung as "Jenny 2000" in that year, though the number was technically the current JENNY20.
- Hastings Direct: "oh-eight-hundred-double-oh, ten-sixty-six".
- "One Eight Seven Seven KARS FOR KIDS, K-A-R-S KARS FOR KIDS!" (Kars for Kids charity)
- "Eight Six Six, Sixty Six FASTER, You've got the Green Light!" (Green Light Financial)
- If you get long term payments but you need cash now, call J. G. Wentworth, 877-CASH NOW! (J.G. Wentworth Financial)
- Pennsylvania 6-5000!
- 1-800-Collect gave us "C-O-L-L-E-C-T, save a buck or two or three!" This lasted only two commercials, most likely because the jingle was too similar to AT&T's advertising campaign for 1-800-CALL-ATT (which also spells out the letters of its phone number, only without a jingle).
- Boushelle upolstery cleaning: Hudson 3-2 700!
- An old ad for a 900 number that gave sports scores and whatnot: 900-976-1313! Done as a cheer.
- Next Day Floors, we come to you! Call eight hundred, nine one six, six one one two!
- In Northern Ohio, if you needed aluminum siding, it was "Garfield One, Two-Three-Two-Three; Garfield One, Two-Three-Two-Three!"
- In San Diego, ASI Heating and Air Conditioning uses the following jingle in its commercials:
Call ASI the White Glove Guys! 1-800-481 COOL!
- "Lube Mobile will come to you! Thirteen thirty thirty-two!"
- In New Zealand, Pizza Hut is well known for a particularly catchy phone number jingle:
Ooooh-eight-hundred, 83, 83, 83! Pick up, Pizza Hut!
- Buffalo, NY's Cellino and Barnes law firm. "Cellino and Barnes/The Injury Attorneys/Call eight-five-four twenty twenty!"
- Similar to the Trop Codifying Empire example above, when they expanded their business, the jingle became:
"Cellino and Barnes/Injury Attorneys/Eight-hundred six-two-one twenty twenty!"
- Toronto, Ontario-based pizza chain "Pizza Pizza" has its immortal jingle: "nine-six-seven, eleven-eleven! Phone Pizza Pizza, hey-hey-hey!" Since it has different phone numbers in various Ontario locations, the first three jingles change accordingly to fit the region, but the "11-11" bit remains the same for all.
- PEI Tourism ran an ad in the 1970s with a jingle by Stompin' Tom Connors that said to call "Eight double zero, five six five, seven four two one."
- Not strictly an advertisement as it was shown on a BBC children's programme, but still... Oh-One, Eight-One, Eight-One-One... EIGHT-ONE, EIGHT ONE!
- Also from the UK, every Christmastime in the late 1980s and early 1990s, ITV regional station Yorkshire Television ran a Christmas Line service providing information on services open during the holidays, advertised with a phone number jingle: Ring YTV's Christmas Line on Leeds Double-Four-Eight-One-Nine-Nine!
- Nova Scotia-based Pizza chain Greco Pizza had two different jingles for the same number, "three one oh three oh three oh", and the current and more faster paced "three ten thirty thirty" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFZ Aob C 65 Co
- Dial-a-Mattress: "One eight hundred, M-A-T-T-R-E-S!".
- Don't forget to leave off the last "S" for "savings"!
- A commercial for Cablevision's Optimum Triple Play package had a reggaeton-style jingle, featuring women dressed as mermaids chanting the phone number: "Eight seven seven, three nine three, four... four... four... eight!"
- In Red vs. Blue, Vic made one up for calling him, but it pretty much failed as it didn't rhyme and wasn't very catchy.
- Hilariously parodied in The IT Crowd: The new emergency number is 0118 999 881 999 199 7253
- Homestar Runner has 555-55-5585-555-SENOR-MORTGAGE-TODAY.
- In the Simpsons episode where Homer becomes "Mr. Plow", Barney Gumble starts competing as the "Plow King", and enlists Linda Ronstadt to sing this jingle:
When the snow starts a-falling,