It was a time known as 2011. The catchiest song around was “Friday,” you didn’t automatically answer “Call me?” with “Maybe!” and Carly Rae Jepsen was but a former contestant on Canadian Idol. Ah, life was simple. But with one tweet, all that changed. Justin Bieber introduced millions to “Call Me Maybe,” (and this video) and the world was never the same again. If you want to take a walk down memory lane, we’ve pinpointed the roller coaster of emotions involved with loving this musical number
that you can never un-hear. Have you gone through all these stages? Join the club and read on.
1. “This song is so annoying.”
Psh, stupidest song ever.
2. “But I kinda want to listen to it anyway.”
[Secretly buys "Call Me Maybe" on iTunes]
3. “Let me repeat: I do not love this song.”
So I play “Call Me Maybe” fifty times a day?
It doesn’t mean I love it or anything! Um, it’s just how the song works.
4. “Fine. Maybe I love it. But only ironically.”
I really just listen to hipster music.
5. “FINE. Not ironically.”
Okay, you caught me! I heart this song! NO SHAME! NO SHAME!
6. “Like, I am addicted.”
That moment when you curl up in a ball in the corner of your room because “Call Me Maybe” wasn’t played on the radio and it is ONLY a good day if “Call Me Maybe” is played on the radio.
7. “This song is overplayed.”
Seriously, how many times can you listen to one song over and over again?
8. “JK everyone, I’m not tired of this song yet.”
Turns out, if a song’s catchy enough, you can listen to it over and over again A LOT.
9. “Say what — Carly Rae Jepsen has an new song?!?!?! Do I have to divide my love?”
Well, that might not be too bad…
How are you feeling about “Call Me Maybe” now? How does it compare to Carly’s new song (with Owl City), “Good Time”?