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Call Me Maybe
Song

Call Me Maybe

Carly Rae Jepsen
Album:
Kiss

Song Meaning of Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen


Call Me Maybe, was initially written by Jepsen and Tavish Crowe as a folk song, while they were on tour. Jepsen explained that the writing process was easy, and that she wasn't "over-thinking it. We brought in Josh Ramsay, and he helped us kind of popify it."


Once it was restructured, with giddy string breaks, it caught the ears of reigning pop-power couple Justin Bieber, who tweeted that it was “possibly the catchiest song I’ve ever heard lol,” and Selena Gomez, who said, “This smile is because of Carly Rae Jepsen’. Which was a huge publicity push.


Call Me Maybe, is a song co-written, recorded and sung by Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen for her second studio album and first international album Kiss in 2012.


Musically, "Call Me Maybe" is a teen pop, dance-pop and bubblegum pop track that alludes to the inconvenience that love at first sight brings to a girl who hopes for a call back from a new crush.


Jepsen later explained that it is "basically a pick up. What person hasn't wanted to approach somebody before and stopped because it's scary? I know I have."


Lyrically, the song describes the "infatuation and inconvenience of a love at first sight," as described by Bill Lamb of About.com


"Call Me Maybe" topped the Canadian Hot 100. Outside of Canada, "Call Me Maybe" topped the charts in Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Poland, the Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.


"Call Me Maybe" was nominated for two Grammy Awards, for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 55th Annual ceremony.


Lyrics of the song Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen


I threw a wish in the well

Don't ask me, I'll never tell

I looked to you as it fell

And now you're in my way

 

I'd trade my soul for a wish

Pennies and dimes for a kiss

I wasn't looking for this

But now you're in my way

 

Your stare was holdin'

Ripped jeans, skin was showin'

Hot night, wind was blowin'

Where you think you're going, baby?

 

Hey, I just met you

And this is crazy

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

It's hard to look right

At you baby

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

Hey, I just met you

And this is crazy

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

And all the other boys

Try to chase me

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

You took your time with the call

I took no time with the fall

You gave me nothing at all

But still, you're in my way

 

I beg, and borrow and steal

At first sight and it's real

I didn't know I would feel it

But it's in my way

 

Your stare was holdin'

Ripped jeans, skin was showin'

Hot night, wind was blowin'

Where you think you're going, baby?

 

Hey, I just met you

And this is crazy

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

It's hard to look right

At you baby

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

Hey, I just met you

And this is crazy

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

And all the other boys

Try to chase me

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

Before you came into my life

I missed you so bad

I missed you so bad

I missed you so, so bad

 

Before you came into my life

I missed you so bad

And you should know that

I missed you so, so bad

 

It's hard to look right

At you baby

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

Hey, I just met you

And this is crazy

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

And all the other boys

Try to chase me

But here's my number

So call me, maybe?

 

Before you came into my life

I missed you so bad

I missed you so bad

I missed you so, so bad

 

Before you came into my life

I missed you so bad

And you should know that

 

So call me, maybe?

Release Date

2011

Songwriter/s

Carly Rae Jepsen, Josh Ramsay, Tavish Crowe

Producer/s

Josh Ramsay

Label/s

Umbrella, Columbia

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