Call Me Maybe

Carly Rae Jepsen

About Call Me Maybe

"Call Me Maybe" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen for her EP Curiosity (2012) and later appeared on her second studio album Kiss (2012). 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, 2011, through 604 Records. Jepsen was signed to Schoolboy Records, releasing her single in the United States through the label, as the first single from Kiss. Musically, "Call Me Maybe" is a synth pop track that alludes to the inconvenience that a love at first sight brings to a girl who hopes for a call back from a new crush. "Call Me Maybe" reached number one in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, while peaking inside the top three in Austria, Belgium (Flanders & Wallonia), Germany, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. After reaching the top position on the Canadian Hot 100, Jepsen became only the fifth Canadian artist to do so in her home country since 2007. In the United States, the track reached number one on the Mainstream Top 40 chart, and is the first number one by a Canadian female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since 2007's "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne. 


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I threw a wish in the well
Don't ask me I'll never tell
I looked at you as it fell
And now you're in my way
I'd trade my soul for a wish
Pennies and dimes for a kiss
I wasn't looking for this
But now you're in my way

Your stare was holding
Ripped jeans, skin was showin'
Hot night, wind was blowin'
Where you think you're going baby?

Hey, I just met you and this is crazy
But here's my number, so call me maybe
It's hard to look right at you baby
But here's my number, so call me maybe
Hey I just met you and this is crazy
But here's my number, so call me maybe
And all the other boys try to chase me
But here's my number, so call me maybe

You took your time with the call
I took no time with the fall
You gave me nothing at all
But still you're in my way
I beg and borrow and steal
At first sight and it's real
I didn't know I would feel it
But it's in my way

Your stare was holding
Ripped jeans, skin was showin'
Hot night, wind was blowin'
Where you think you're going baby?

Hey, I just met you and this is crazy
But here's my number, so call me maybe
It's hard to look right at you baby
But here's my number, so call me maybe
Hey I just met you and this is crazy
But here's my number, so call me maybe
And all the other boys try to chase me
But here's my number, so call me maybe

Before you came into my life
I missed you so bad
I missed you so bad
I missed you so so bad
Before you came into my life
I missed you so bad
And you should know that
I missed you so so bad

It's hard to look right at you baby
But here's my number, so call me maybe

Hey, I just met you and this is crazy
But here's my number, so call me maybe
And all the other boys try to chase me
But here's my number, so call me maybe

Before you came into my life
I missed you so bad
I missed you so bad
I missed you so so bad
Before you came into my life
I missed you so bad
And you should know that
So call me maybe

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Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen (born November 21, 1985) is a Canadian recording artist and singer-songwriter from Mission, British Columbia. In 2007, she placed third in the fifth season of Canadian Idol, and was a part of the Canadian Idol Top 3 concert tour. Shortly after competing on Canadian Idol, she signed to Fontana and MapleMusic, and released her debut album Tug of War on September 30, 2008. Three years later, she released a new single, titled "Call Me Maybe", on 604 Records, which was followed by the release of her debut extended play Curiosity on February 14, 2012. "Call Me Maybe" met with exceptional popular success with a YouTube video gaining over 300 million views and reaching the number one spot on both the US Billboard and Canadian Hot 100. The single also… more »

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Written by: Carly Rae Jepsen, Joshua Keeler Ramsay, Tavish Joseph Crowe

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group

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6 facts about this song

Song Composition
1. "Call Me Maybe" is a pop song that falls within the genre of bubblegum pop and teen pop. 2. The song was first released in Canada in September 2011, and in the United States in February 2012. 3. The song was written by Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe, and Josh Ramsay. It was produced by Josh Ramsay.
Commercial Success
4. The song was a massive commercial success. It reached number one on charts in 18 countries, including the U.S, Canada, UK, and Australia. 5. "Call Me Maybe" sold over 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all times. 6. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2013, including Song of the Year.
Glee Cover
7. The popular television show "Glee" covered "Call Me Maybe" in the first episode of the fourth season. 8. The number was performed by four of the show's characters: Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss), Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris), Wade "Unique" Adams (Alex Newell), and Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz). 9. This episode of Glee aired on September 13, 2012.
Promotion and Reception
10. The music video for "Call Me Maybe", released in early 2012, went viral due to a lifeguard love interest. 11. The song got a huge promotion boost when pop stars Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez tweeted about it. Bieber's tweet said, "Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen is possibly the catchiest song I've ever heard." 12. The Glee cover of "Call Me Maybe" received mixed reviews from music critics, with some claiming it was a perfect song for the show, while others felt it was an uninspired choice.
Cultural Impact
13. "Call Me Maybe" resulted in a viral trend where people, including celebrities and sports teams, created lip dub videos of the song. 14. In 2012, it was ranked number one on the "Best Songs of 2012" lists by MTV News and the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll.
Awards and Achievements
15. Jepsen won three Juno Awards in 2013, including Single of the Year for "Call Me Maybe". 16. The song also won the "International Hit of the Year" award at the Danish Music Awards in 2012. 17. Jepsen was named the Rising Star of 2012 by Billboard for the success of "Call Me Maybe".

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