You either absolutely love it or completely despise it. There is no gray area here.
The viral hit from Carly Rae Jepsen has made it to the top of iTunes, inspired a ridiculous amount of parody videos and has taken the internet by storm. We haven’t seen this kind of craze for a pop song since Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” but no one openly admitted how much they loved that song quite like its Canadian counterpart.
With as much attention as this tune has gotten, I must ask myself “Where do we draw the line?” When is enough enough? When is blasting it in the car whenever it comes on overkill? When is it tasteless to request it at karaoke night? How come my fiancé won’t let it be our wedding song?
I have the solution. This song has been the most beautiful train wreck the social web has ever seen, therefore it’s only appropriate that we lay it to rest in grand fashion.
Here’s 3 ways you can help to ensure that even the most vocal “Call Me Maybe” fans, like myself, finally find a new song to love.
1.) #CallMeMaybeFace memes
Everyone loves memes. Whether you love the song or hate the song, you can participate in this little exercise. Photoshop or PicStitch the “Call Me Maybe” song photo in with your face expressing your feelings when the song comes on. Then Tweet it out using #CallMeMaybeFace. Here’s mine below.
How many songs would sound awesome with “Call Me Maybe” added in instead of the actual words? You’re right. All of them.
Always treat your woman like a lady
Never get to old to call her baby
Never let your prayin’ knees get lazy
And Call Me Maybe
This is the one that’s really going to kill it. Elana Zak, blogger for 10,000 words and Muck Rack from London, and I began this exercise this afternoon and made it a third of the way through before I started receiving hate-Tweets. Brian Hernandez, self-proclaimed “Call Me Maybe” reporter for Mashable, got in on the action along with a handful of other Tweeps before it flopped at the start of verse 2.
Hey, I just met you and this is crazy, but here's my number so call me, maybe? #CallMeMaybeTweetByTweet—
Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) June 12, 2012
So here I am laying down the gauntlet to all the “Call Me Maybe” fans across the world. Let’s give this song the most absurd, ridiculous, viral ending it truly deserves with a final tribute. When it’s over, let us never speak of it again.
I threw a wish in a well, don’t ask me, I’ll never tell #CallMeMaybeTweetbyTweet