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"Call Me Maybe" is a 2011 dance pop single recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. The song rose to fame online after being endorsed by pop star Justin Bieber in December 2011. Since its release, the song has inspired many lip dub tributes, parodies and covers on the video sharing site YouTube.

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Origin

Carly Rae Jepsen"s lead single track "Call Me Maybe" from her first EP album Curiousity was released in Canada on September 20th, 2011. The upbeat dance-pop song was written and produced by Jepsen, Josh Ramsay and Tavish Crowe and distributed by 604 Records. On December 30th, 2011, the song soared gained international attention after being tweeted by fellow Canadian pop star Justin Bieber.

Call me maybe by Carly Rae Jepson is possibly the catchiest song I"ve ever heard lol

— Justin Bieber (
justinbieber) December 30, 2011

Since its release, Jepsen"s "Call Me Maybe" has become notable for its international success, reaching number one in Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as peaking in the top three singles in Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The music video for the song was uploaded to the singer"s YouTube VEVO channel on March 1st, 2012.


Spread

On February 18th, 2012, a lip dub music video tribute to "Call Me Maybe" was uploaded to YouTube featuring teen celebrities Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and Justin Bieber. The video accumulated more than 39 million views and 150,000 comments within three months.

On March 9th, the entertainment news blog Gawker<3> published an article titled "Have You Heard "Call Me Maybe," the New Perfect Pop Song?", which described the celebrity lip dub as "flawless." On March 12th, AOL<4> published an interview with Jepsen, who credited much of song"s success to Justin Bieber"s promotion.

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"Not too long after that, we were informed by my label, 604, that and his manager had actually approached them and asked if we"d be interested in combining forces and spreading the music outside of Canada."

On March 16th, The New York Times<5> wrote about Carly Rae Jepsen"s song in an article titled "Small-Town Sentiments, Bass From the World Over", calling Jepsen a "sassier Michelle Branch." On March 23rd, the entertainment blog Vulture<6> posted an article about the song, focusing on Justin Bieber"s involvement in its success. As of April 27th, 2012, the song ranks at #7 on the United States Billboard Hot 100<1> and a Facebook<2> page for "Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen" has received over 12,200 likes.