Every so often, a pop song comes along that really takes on a life of its own. Of course, Psy did that this year with the global phenomenon that was ‘Gangnam Style’, but even it couldn’t hold a candle to Ms Carly Rae Jepsen and the ear-worm that was ‘Call Me Maybe’.
It started with Justin Bieber spreading the word, it was no doubt helped along by a topless hottie in the video, but it was that damned chorus that burrowed its way into your head and absolutely refused to budge.
Eight times platinum in Australia alone (560,000 copies), more than 360 million views on YouTube and a global audience that can sing that chorus word for word, there was no denying its presence… How can we not include it?
No.7 on our Single Of The Year countdown is Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’!