If you haven’t heard Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”, you’re probably not reading this blog because you probably don’t exist.
And if you haven’t contributed to a “Call Me Maybe” cover, well, welcome to an emerging minority group. With covers cropping up left and right, we decided to highlight some of the ones that really stand out.
For those who haven’t seen the original music video or its surprise ending, here’s the gist: CJP sings and flirts and faints around this hunky guy, only to see at the end of the video that he hands his number to an equally adorable guy. Because, psych! He’s gay! And this is the fourth most downloaded song on iTunes. So tell me, CJP fans among the 48% of Americans who oppose gay marriage according to a May 2012 Gallup poll, why you’re obsessed with an ode to a gay dude but still insistent on depriving him of the rights you enjoy. Anyway, on to our list:
Most Pleasing Cover: Barack Obama - By baraksdubs, the impressive entity that rearranges micro-clips of presidential speeches to dub pop songs. Who doesn’t find his voice at once authoritative and soothing?
Most Prominent Xylophone Usage: Jimmy Fallen and Carly Rae Jepsen
Most Repetitive Dance Moves: Harvard Baseball Team
Lowest Effort / Highest Production Value: Miley Cyrus and Unnamed Peer - Despite featuring about fifty wardrobe changes in four minutes and spanning multiple sets, this video still makes no sense.
Most Unsettling : Cookie Monster: “Share It Maybe” - I don’t know who’s providing the voice here, but it’s definitely not the original guy from such classics as “C is for Cookie.” It might be the actor who played the clown in Stephen King’s It.