Call Me Maybe is a cool and breezy hit number from the year 2012. It would be more apt to refer to it as “playful and flirtatious”. Carley Rae Jepsen released this song, which was bound to be an international success. In fact, The Guardian declared it one of the best songs of the year 2012. This song has a light, fun, and flirty vibe to offer. In fact, the song made its mark without any sexual hints. Moreover, it was a fresh take on teenage crushes and love beats for the beginning of the decade. The song was not like any of those typical love songs.
That is the reason it stood out, and even today, it is celebrated. Its innovative creativity took it to the world and hearts.
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The Song Review
Call Me Maybe was released on March 2, 2012, on YouTube. As of March of 2022, the song has been viewed over 1.4 billion times on the platform. However, the song was first released in the September of 2011 on 604 Records.
This song is part of Carley’s 2nd studio album, and the first-ever international album named Kiss (2012). The song was written by Tavish Crowe, and Jepsen herself. Initially, it was supposed to be a folk song. However, later it was modified to a pop number. Well, thank God for that! It happened due to Josh Ramsay. Carley, in an interview, said, “We brought in Josh, and he then helped us to kind of ‘pop-ify’ the song”.
The song ultimately became a major commercial and critical success. Let us talk more about this further.
Commercial & Critical Performance
Commercially, the song was a massive success globally. In Canada, her homeland, the song went on to rank in the Canadian Hot 100 music chart. After a week, the song took the No. 1 spot on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. That was a major breakthrough for Jepsen. Because, with this, she became the fifth artist to ever reach the No. 1 spot on the chart.
Not just that. In June 2012, the song took the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart in the USA. That was yet another breakthrough for her. As she became the first-ever Canadian artist to rank at the No. 1 spot in five years.
Moreover, the song was among the Top 10 in several countries. Some of them are Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Slovakia.
The song received favorably positive reviews from critics. The critics at Rolling Stone referred to the song as “ A Sugary Dance-pop tune”. On the other hand, the critics at Gawker called the song “The New Perfect Pop Song”.
Music Video & Composition
The music video has a real flirty vibe. In the video, Carley is seen spying on her handsome neighbor. This theme of stalking goes throughout the song. She is also seen playing the song in her garage. After that, her band members force her to go out to catch the attention of her neighbor.
This song is purely a dance-pop, bubble gum pop, and teen pop number.