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Guilty Pleasures – Call Me Maybe

Melissa, a former coworker and writer of her own food blog – quanto basta, mentioned this song to me on Twitter in response to my Guilty Pleasures – Brighter Than the Sun post.   Just like that song, this is upbeat, lyrically shallow, and ultra-catchy.  The difference is that it didn’t take me six months to come around to the fact that I love this song. I was hooked the first time I heard it.

The video is pretty much a literal interpretation of the song – girl sees boy, girl is surprised at her own immediate inftuation, girl pursues boy.  There are even some romance novel references to increase the sexual tension, building up to a surprise ending.  (Anyone else but me see that coming?  Was too good to be true. )

What DID throw me off was the moonwalking hipster guitarist at the 1:45 mark.  I didn’t think hipsters would moonwalk like that.  And what the heck are hipsters doing on such a mainstream pop song?  I can see them moonwalking to Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, but Carly Rae Jepsen?  Is this guitarist being ironic?  Or is he some kind of hipster poser?  Would that be a “hoser?”

All they needed were skinny jeans and they would totally look like hipsters.  (

Speaking of hipsters, Fun. – the group that brought us “We Are Young” – did a cover of this song.  Pretty damn good…

Update: Damn, the video of them performing it got yanked… Here’s an audio-only version:


Which one do you like better?  Or are you like me and think both are killer?

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9 comments on “Guilty Pleasures – Call Me Maybe

  1. a2sicilian
    June 1, 2012

    Catchy song, B sings it all the time. A little maddening by not too offensive.It’ll be a summer 2012 song.

  2. Anonymous
    June 1, 2012

    Totally cute song and video- love the ending. If you can’t enjoy this on some level you are way too serious. I prefer the original but the remake is nice too.

  3. robincoyle
    June 1, 2012

    Did NOT see that ending coming!

  4. Melissa
    June 1, 2012

    Love it 🙂 Thanks JRey!

    P.S. I have a June resolution for at least 1 new post a week!

  5. PlayingDorothy
    June 7, 2012

    OMG…totally hooked me with the Bob and Doug reference…I Love them!

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