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Rockwell - Obscene Phone Caller (1984)

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  • 80's Score 80's score: 1.18
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"Obscene Phone Caller" is a song recorded by American singer Rockwell, released by the Motown label in 1984, as the second ...

"Obscene Phone Caller" is a song recorded by American singer Rockwell, released by the Motown label in 1984, as the second single from his debut studio album Somebody's Watching Me.

The song was less successful than his previous single, peaking at No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Rockwell's final Top 40 hit. However, it was a Top 10 on the Hot Black Singles chart, peaking at No. 9.

Music video

The music video for "Obscene Phone Caller" was directed by Bill Parker. In the video, Rockwell becomes paranoid as a result of the obscene phone calls he receives. The video includes a scene of Rockwell entering the Ambassador Hotel among a crowd of people. The crowd was attracted to the hotel by a local radio announcement that a rock video was being shot at the hotel. Lynda Kolb assessed the video as being "interesting, with a touch of humor," stating that it "supports the song better than most" music videos.

 

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