Throwback Thursday ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)
Every Summer has a song of the Summer. Sometimes you don't realize what that song is until the Summer is over. But I think we can all agree that in the Summer of 2012 "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen was it!
"Call Me Maybe" was on Carly Rae Jepsen's EP entitled, Curiosity and was also on her full length album, Kiss.
"Call Me Maybe" was actually released in 2011, but it took awhile to catch on, but when it did, it took off!
Carly Rae Jepsen was born in British Colombia, Canada and appeared on the 5th season of Canadian Idol. She placed third! Carly Rae Jepsen started off as a folk singer, but it wasn't until she transitioned to pop that things took off.
"Call Me Maybe", for example, was originally written as a folk song. Then, producer Josh Ramsay, got his hands on it and the rest is history.
According to Wikipedia, "'Call Me Maybe' was nominated for two Grammy Awards, for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 55th Annual ceremony, but lost to "We Are Young" by Fun and the live performance of "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele, respectively. On December 11, 2012, "Call Me Maybe" was named Song of the Year for 2012 by MTV. In its 2012 Year-End issue, Billboard magazine ranked this song #2 in the Hot 100 Songs, Digital Songs, and Canadian Hot 100 charts, in each case behind "Somebody That I Used to Know", by Gotye featuring Kimbra."
That is a lot of accomplishments for one song!
The song also helped Carly Rae Jepsen make history on American and Canadian charts, "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."
Carly Rae Jepsen just released a new album earlier this year entitled, Dedicated. I highly recommend you give it a listen. Girl has still got it!