Single Of The Week - Carly Rae Jepsen : Call Me Maybe
Generally I decide what goes here, however Beat editor Taryn Stenvei made a specific request and then sent me some photos of herself doing karaoke which, I dunno, may have been some kind of threat. [Actually, 90% of my email chains tend to disintegrate into this exact exchange. Sorry (not sorry). - Ed.] If the title is ringing a bell, let me help: “Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy/But here’s my number, so call me maybe? It’s hard to look right at you baby/But here’s my number, so call me maybe.” If that doesn’t sound familiar currently, it will. This candied slice of pure mind-controlling evil is this biggest tune in the US right now. There’s already a supercut video of various aesthetically challenged Americans (and Katy Perry) lip-synching to Call Me Maybe on YouTube, because so many people love this idiotic song so fucking much. Even I love this song, and I fucking hate this song.