That's right folks, this post is about the entertaining and utterly catchy song 'Call Me Maybe' by Carly Rae Jepson. Now, before you turn away, this isn't about how much I love this song or how amazing it is. It is, instead about just how many other recreations it has spawned.
I don't believe that the lyrics are the best ever written, but the tune itself is outrageously catchy and the song is just fun. Not to mention the cute video that goes along with it.
The song was originally released in Canada in September 2011. It's major popularity began when fellow Canadian star, Justin Bieber, uploaded a video of himself and a few other celebs dubbing the song.
Soon after this was when the mayhem began. Parodies appeared everywhere, videos of fans dubbing the song began appearing at an alarming rate! It was madness!
And then came the memes. For those of you who don't know what a meme is, according to Urban Dictionary, a meme is "A pervasive idea within a given culture. The idea may be spread through all channels of communication (word of mouth, photography, ad campaigns, television, &c.). The goal of the meme is to change the thought patterns of the populace." The ones I usually find most amusing are in picture form. Take the following examples:
And even after all that awesomeness, I still like this video the best...
Now that you have had an obscene dosage of Call Me Maybe, it is time for you to go forth into the world and sing it ALL DAY LONG!! Have fun!
P.S. If some of you out there have never seen Labyrinth with David Bowie, it is officially time to do so.