A cosign from a major artist has always been a surefire way to get an up-and-comer some much-needed attention. The Bieb went bigger, gathering his famous friends for an on-camera sing-a-long that exploded on YouTube, inspired thousands of lip-dub videos and sent the song sky high. Jepsen took the songs to a studio session with producer Josh Ramsay, frontman and co-founder of the band Marianas Trench. It was part of the pre-chorus to a totally different song. And we took that line and then the two of us wrote a new song. The finished product sounded like nothing Jepsen had ever done before. Gone were the acoustic guitars and barely-there percussion, replaced by electric strings and a whomping beat. Does this feel like me still?
Carly Rae Jepsen: ‘I’m more confident in my weirdness now’
Need A Tutor? Find One Here! Call Me Maybe is a viral pop song by Carly Rae Jepsen that spawned many covers and parodies thanks to its upbeat, catchy tune and lyrics.
The song was written by Jepsen and Tavish Crowe as a folk song, but its genre was modified to pop following the production by Josh Ramsay. It was released as the lead single from the EP on September 20, , through Records. Jepsen was signed to Schoolboy Records , releasing her single in the United States through the label, as the first single from Kiss.
Call Me Maybe is another song you are still glad to be reminded of, even after hearing it a gazillion times. A video of him larking about and miming the lyrics with then-girlfriend Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and a host of other tweenage celebrities went viral. Their enthusiasm was as infectious as the song, inspiring everyone from Katy Perry to US armed forces in Afghanistan to follow suit. Within weeks it had hit the top spot in 16 countries with more than 10m copies sold and m views on YouTube. On first listen, the song seemed deceptively featherweight. The strings sound like ringtones; the guitar parts as though they were lifted from a PlayStation 2 game. It is telling that Call Me Maybe was intended as a folk song ; it would be catchy played on a kazoo, or underwater. And at three minutes and 13 seconds, it leaves you wanting more, and more — until you eventually succumb to the repeat button.