Because the world apparently wasn’t suffering enough, some twisted person decided to make a hotline and have it play Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and nothing else. The phone doesn’t even ring — It just goes straight into the song with no time to fully prepare.
Unfortunately, if you want to listen to the full song, you’ll have to look elsewhere. The call disconnects itself after about a minute and 30 seconds.
According to a tweet, the mastermind behind the hotline says that the phone number received over 100,000 calls earlier this week.
The phone # I wired up to do nothing but play Smashmouth’s “All Star” received 100k calls last night. Y’all are crazy + the internet is a strange, wonderful place. pic.twitter.com/1mkBHKJ3fk
— Kyle Kelly-Yahner (@KyleKellyYahner) January 22, 2019
Additionally, according to iHeartRadio, people can text the number to receive a link that will direct you to lyrics for the song.
If you want to try out the hotline for yourself, just dial 830-476-5664.
Or, if you need to use the number in a pinch, this Twitter genius came up with the perfect rejection plot.
Ladies, if some guy wants your number and you want nothing to do with him, 830-476-5664 is the decoy to give him. It’s a hotline that does nothing but play that terrible Smashmouth song.
— Adam Rawnsley (@arawnsley) January 21, 2019
You can listen to the full version of Smash Mouth’s “All Star” below.
Over the summer, Smash Mouth threw some shade at Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. According to Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins were offered Shrek’s ending credit song first. However, Smash Mouth set the record straight over who was originally asked to contribute to the soundtrack.
What were your thoughts when you called the “Smash Mouth hotline?” Sound off in the comments below.