Truth be told, my mind was made up back in May that this summer there would be no escaping the earwom that is Carly Rae Jepsen's"Call Me Maybe". Unlike last year's winner "Pumped Up Kicks" which swayed dance clubs and indie rock festivals, Jepsen has served up a pure Top 40 confection not unlike previous summer popsicles like California Gurls and Hollaback Girl.
My hesitation with "Call Me Maybe" lies in the fact that she can do much better. We've seen her potential back on Season 5 of Canadian Idol, nailing down a variety of songs from Ella Fitzgerald to Feist. She should have won instead of that incompetent creep Brian Melo.
Carly Rae Jepsen - Georgia On My Mind by annanalickus
The jury is still out whether CRJ can parlay her new found fame into something more meaningful than "Call Me Maybe". For now, the song is still a You Tube phenomenon which I guess is as relevant as Double Rainbow and Chocolate Rain. Perhaps what she needs to do is find a good producer, get signed to the Arts and Crafts label and hang out with the guys from Broke Social Scene. In fact she should call them, maybe...