OK, let me start by saying I LOVE THIS SONG!
I don’t really know why, except, well… it makes me happy. It’s cheery up beat tempo inspires a happy feeling within me.
But why do I think it should be up there with some of the greats?
Well it’s inspiring, no really it is. I remember within a week of hearing this song there were numerous parodies uploaded. Not all of them were straight up mocking the song. Many of the videos uploaded to Youtube and other such video sharing sites featured many people enjoying themselves. This one song inspired happiness… and doesn’t the world always need a little bit of that?
One of the best video’s, for me anyway, was by the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders.
The Dolphins video then went on to inspire this-
A truly brilliant response.
But it didn’t end there. A few years ago I discovered ‘Chatroulette’, it wasn’t exactly my cup of tea but it certainly entertained. A version of ‘Call me maybe’ made it onto chatroulette… and it was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Kudos to its creator.
If you ever need proof of the happiness that this song and some ‘creative’ costuming can bring I present the ‘chatroulette’ version as evidence.
It didn’t stop-
- There’s a Star Wars version that must have taken ages to make.
- A ‘I’m a zombie maybe‘ version.
- Even Barack Obama got in on the act.
- Plenty of lip-sync animal versions.
- A ‘dirty’ version. (wink wink)
- And many, many, many more.
Now this is my evidence for ‘Call Me Maybe’ being one of the best, one of the most inspiring songs of the last decade. It promotes happiness and creativity. So Carly Rae Jepsen, I thank you.
If you made it through this post and listened to every version of the song then you should ‘call me maybe’ because we can be friends.