After several months' of deliberation I've concluded that Carly Rae Jepsen's hit single "Call Me Maybe" is indeed one of this year's greatest pure pop singles. A former number three in Canadian Idol, Jepsen made her debut album in 2008, and with her single "Call Me Maybe" she has pretty much conquered the world. It's a song that wouldn't dream of apologizing for exactly what it is, a shamelessly commercial pop single that does all the right things, including a killer hook and using Jepsen's coy, girly voice to full effect. Kids - and adults - will play this song at parties for years and years to come. It was initially written by Jepsen and Tavish Crowe as a folk song, but once producer Josh Ramsay got his claws into it, the song turned into the impossibly catchy song that we have heard everywhere for the last six months. Actually, it was released in Canada in September 2011, but was released internationally in February of this year gaining attention when Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez tweeted about it. Hip or trendy? I wouldn't say that, but why should a pop single be that? I love this song!
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