Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

March 26, 2012 Critic Jonni 3 Comments

Carly Rae Jepsen is a 26 year old Canadian singer (where are all these Canadians coming from?) Who has one really catchy song releasing everywhere called "Call Me Maybe". She came third in the fifth series of Canadian Idol, and she is the first person from Canadian Idol to release internationally and do extremely well. With number ones popping up here there and everywhere, and with catchy songs like this one, she is going to be a big star soon.

This song was written by Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe and Josh Ramsay, the latter being the lead vocalist of Marianas Trent and has written and featured on a number of songs. Carly has a diminutive voice that just makes this seem effortless and extremely catchy at the same time. The song gets stuck in my head even if I just catch the last 10 seconds of the song. And it's definitely stuck in my head now.

The music video is really funny, it's very narrative, but has a great implemented performance side of things. Whenever I've seen it on the music channels I've only ever caught the last half of it, and never knew what the start was like, until just now.

This is really funny, I like how Carly spies on her neighbour (played by Holden Nowell). Holden is a model in real-life and so taking his top off at the beginning must have been fine with him. I like the fact that Carly is watching him obviously from the window, has she not heard about hiding and watching? I like the fact that she fans herself with the book, such a great thing to add in, and then she ducks.

I like the bit where she's pulling poses on the car to try to get his attention. And when she finally gets him to look up, she falls off the bonnet. I also like the dream where she imagines them being on the cover of a romantically (possibly erotic) novel, very clever to have thought to put that in.

And then to top it all off he's not even after her. Which is probably why the lyrics go "And all the other boys tried to chase me", does this happen to be a regular thing falling for guys who are playing for the other team?

Overall this is a great catchy song, the music video looks like it was fun, and I'm quite surprised it hasn't reached many hits, and allowing the spoof (created by Carlos Pena, Jr. of Big Time Rush fame) to gain a lot more hits because of the various celebrities that star (including Carly Rae Jepson), funniest bit is when Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber go to kiss, and they get push apart (video can be found below). So I'm expecting this to be a big hit when it gets released in the UK, which will be 22nd April 2012.
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