Call Me Maybe ruled the charts
IT seems like just yesterday when Call Me Maybe took the world by storm. Well, it’s been five years actually.
On Aug 11, 2012, the massive earworm by Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the eighth week (it topped the charts for nine consecutive weeks in total).
What’s interesting is Call Me
Maybe was orginally written as a folk song by Jepsen and Tavish Crowe until Marianas Trench lead vocalist Josh Ramsay modified it into a pop song.
The song, which captures the feeling of having a crush on someone you’ve just met for the first time, was a huge career breakthrough for Jepsen. The 31-year-old singer got her start in showbiz after coming in third on Canadian
Idol in 2007. The following year, she released her debut folk album Tug Of War, which was modestly received.
Call Me Maybe slowly crept into radio airwaves after its initial release in September 2011. With a little help from Justin Bieber, who gushed about the song in a tweet (“Call me maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen is possibly the catchiest song I’ve ever heard lol.”), the song eventually became the bestselling song of 2012 and hit No. 1 in 18 countries.