One Direction made a surprise appearance during Sunday night’s Juno Awards, a.k.a. the Canadian Grammys.
The adorable boy band helped host, crooner Michael Bublé, introduce the “Call Me Maybe” singer from Manchester via satellite. Bublé feigned some nerves as he bantered with Liam, Niall, Zayn, Harry and Louis, asking the boys if they liked stuff. If I were Bublé, I would’ve asked them if they like cheese.
After that adorable introduction, Jepsen went on to perform a medley of her songs. She went on to pick up three JUNO awards, including Single of the Year (for “Call Me Maybe,” naturally) and Album of the Year for her sophomore album Kiss. Kiss also landed Jepsen the Pop Album of the Year award during the pre-broadcast gala.
WATCH CARLY RAE JEPSEN’S JUNO PERFORMANCE BELOW:
Don’t forget to enter our Carly Rae Jepsen Perfect Harmony contest HERE.
Here at ANDPOP we’ve seen a variety of strange instruments being used to cover mainstream songs, but using bottles to play Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” is right up there at the top. Italy’s The Bottle Boys on the streets of Ferrara this past summer, though their YouTube video is just going viral now. I love how the acoustics echo off the old walls of of the village. Previously they’ve done covers of “Gangnam Style” and “Party Rock Anthem,” though there’s a bit of disagreement over how original this particular cover is.
A couple days ago we saw the experimental music group CDZA put The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song through 60 languages on Google translate. It looks like a couple other people are picking up on the hilarity, with CapitalFMNorthEast doing the same with with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” While Google Translate got the gist of the song, most of the words were pretty off. Things aren’t crazy anymore — it’s madness. It also seems like she’s trying to patch things up with soldiers for some reason… we can’t explain that one.
Watch it here
On Saturday December 1st at 5PM EST, we’re hosting a LIVE interview with Carly Rae Jepsen on our Youtube channel. Following our LIVE performance and interview with The Wanted (2PM EST) Carly is going to tell us all about her new album and life on the road with Justin Bieber. Make sure to set a reminder (write on your hand if you have to!) this will be an interview you don’t want to miss.
WATCH CARLY’S INTERVIEW HERE AT 5PM:
I didn’t think that the cast of The Big Bang Theory could get any more perfect, but they proved me wrong. CBS posted this wonderful behind-the-scenes video of the cast flashmobbing to Carly Rae Jepsen like nobody’s business. The cast acted like they were about to film a scene, when suddenly a catch pop tune emerges in the background. They play it off like it’s some weird technical difficulty and then BOOM, flashmob.
Maybe it’s just me, but I would actually pay to see Sheldon dancing to “Call Me Maybe.” And by dancing I mean serenade sweetly in the night (yes I have a crush on SHELDON). Just look at the way he graciously bobs his head. Who wouldn’t want to see that magic in person?
Watch the video here:
You know you’ve officially made it when you get hit with a lawsuit by someone claiming that you’ve stolen their song.
And for Carly Rae Jepsen, that is exactly what has happened.
According to TMZ, Jepsen is facing legal action from a Ukrainian singer named Aza, who is accusing the Canadian songstress of lifting the arrangement from her Christmas track ‘Hunky Santa’ for ‘Call Me Maybe’.
“I’m shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song,” said Aza to TMZ. “They didn’t ask me for permission, they just took it. That’s why I filed this lawsuit. When I first heard it on the radio, I was driving and almost got into an accident. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.”
Denying the allegations, Jepsen’s reps have hit back and added that Jepsen “is not spending a lot of time listening to Ukrainian radio.”
“This is completely false and [Carly's] lawyers will deal with this. Everyone knows [Carly] is a songwriter.”
Upon listening to the song, it’s clear that this is just a publicity stunt to give Aza more hits (and money) for her ‘Hunky Santa’ video (which by the way, does NOT sound like ‘Call Me Maybe’ at all).
Not only is it totally different, it’s FAR less catchier.
Judge for yourself here:
Last night, Cody Simpson and his manager Scooter Braun shared a link with the world they knew would BLOW our minds. Cody Simpson. Victoria Duffield. Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”
That’s all you really need to know — so run along my friends, watch the video and start dancing with the whole crew. The duo dance in front of lawn chairs and ride imaginary horses in elevators before finally making their way into the parking garage with a huge entourage, including Cody’s sister Alli Simpson.
This cover is huge for him but also for Psy who re-tweeted the link. It’s pretty nice Scooter’s talented group all support each other — remember when Justin Bieber covered Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” way back?
Overall, it’s been a big week for Cody considering he just released his interactive movie Finding Cody on Sept. 18. We can’t wait to see what’s next for him and Victoria!
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Remember the insane amount of parodies/covers that came out every damn day of Carly Rae Jepsen’s infectious summer hit “Call Me Maybe?” When Psy’s “Gangnam Style” went viral I knew I was doomed to writing about the covers and parodies for at least two months. Not that I don’t like writing about them, but I can assure that if you watch too many you WILL start doing the horse-riding dance in inappropriate situations.
I was pretty sure that if someone combined the two songs (which was only a matter of time) the world would cease to exist. But here we are, safe in our offices listening to Carly Rae Jepsen vs Psy “Call Me Gangnam” by xaeroseven (aka Michael Simmons). And its actually pretty good.
Listen to it here:
Pranking people on Chatroulette seems to be a legitimate way to spend an entire evening these days. Previously, we saw prankster SteveKardynal lip synch Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” to unsuspecting users. This round we see StefAndStefani do their own rendition of Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”
The guys dance in a variety of costumes and even use props — though mostly they just do the horse-riding dance move. I still have yet to try Chatroulette but I can tell you if I did I’d definitely love to be matched with these dudes.
I think we have lost track of how many “Call Me Maybe” covers we have posted over here at ANDPOP, but it’s not everyday that you come across a couple animals making a parody video. Not only is it adorable puppy love, the video even starts off with the pup lurking out the window to her gardener, followed by creative lyrics to a doggy tone of ear. “I’m locked up in the house, come and save me/ I so woof you, Woof me maybe?”
If anyone else is thinking a parody to another upcoming hit, we challenge you with Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” and of course we have a tutorial for you.
For those who don’t know what “Geordie” means, it’s a regional nickname for a person from Tyneside in northeast England. You’re probably most acquainted with the term because of MTV’s Jersey Shore spin-off called Geordie Shore, on which characters talked about GTL, smushing and partying, but all in the most amazing accents ever.
Now a couple Geordies called May Arcade have graced us with their rendition of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” I took a silent oath a few days ago to never post a Carly cover EVER AGAIN but that never seems to work for me. They included their own slang in the lyrics so at times it’s difficult to understand, but we love them!
Watching the Insane Clown Posse comment on Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer hit “Call Me Maybe” is the perfect ending to the wack-load of covers and parodies I’ve heard and seen this year. Finally, we get some real perspective from the guys who brought us “Lech Mich Im Arsch” and “Juggalo Island.”
Carly Rae Jepsen attended the annual US Open Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on Saturday afternoon in New York, where she wooed the crowd with her tennis skills and sweet vocals.
Her performance of “Call Me Maybe,” definitely brought a party to the court, joined by The Wanted (who smashed it with “Glad You Came/Chasing The Sun”), Owl City, Rachel Crow, Matthew Morrison, Olympian Missy Frank, tennis star Novak Djokovic and more. You’d think things couldn’t get better after some dude walked out with a lawnmower — remember from the music video? The whole thing turned into a huge dance off/flash mob and it seems as though the whole crowd enjoyed it as well. The Wanted’s Max George took to Twitter to pass along a message to Carly:
Is anyone else extremely excited for Wanted Wednesday? I can’t wait to see what the view was like from Tom’s cam!
I’ve never used Chatroulette before but I have to say it would be pretty sweet to go online and besiege Ashton Kutcher or Perez Hilton (known users) with burning questions about their famous lives. However, I’m sure the chances of connecting with a celebrity are pretty slim and I’d alternatively stumble upon a bikini-clad dude lip-syncing Carly Rae Jepsen’s catchy lyrics.
SteveKardynal did just that and recorded all the reactions from people he “chatted” with. While some users join in and dance with him, others are completely shocked/horrified/disgusted. Part parody, part PSA, this hilarious video showcases the benefits and risks of Chatroulette. Play at your own risk.
Personally though, I’d love to stumble upon a mustachioed gentleman performing top 40 hits with costume changes.
Watch it here:
Because Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ just keeps on inspiring covers and parodies, it appears the 2012 Summer Olympic Games has also caught on with the trend.
In light of Michael Phelps’ major upset yesterday when teammate Ryan Lochte defeated him in the 400m Individual Medley race, the people at NOC have brought us a hilarious parody that pokes fun of the two swimmers’ rivalry.
The song definitely suggests Lochte’s darker side in defeating his 14-time Olympic champion teammate. Despite being friends in real life, the song sung in the perspective of Lochte features lyrics like:
“I’m in a personal hell/ I kind of hate Michael Phelps/I wish he’d drown in a well/ That dude is in my way
When I first saw that guy swim/ He got nothing but wins/I could’ve sworn he had fins/ But now he’s in my way.”
But enough about Lochte’s feelings. I want to hear a song featuring Phelps’ reply after losing last night.
“Good Time” by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen is one of those chirpy, positive duets that makes you feel all warm and bubbly. The single will appear on both of their next albums and has already been covered by tons of YouTube fans.
In the meantime, tons of YouTubers are recording their own versions of the track. Here are some of our faves:
Carlijn and Merle ft. Kjelt
This cover of “Good Time” brings the track right back to the basics. The two ladies Carlijn and Merle sing the song with the help of a guitar. Their harmonies are perfect and we love that they mixed in Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” midway through. You can tell they’re legit having a good time in the bloopers at the end.
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My initial enthusiasm over Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” has slowly waned because they’re both on the radio ALL THE TIME. Then there are all the parodies that set us in an unexplainable tizzy everyday. If the songs were physical beings, I would grab them by the shoulders, shake them and be like: “For the love of music, stop it. Stop it already!!”
Still, I’d be amiss not to point out this mashup of the two songs. PomplamooseMusic took the famous chords out of “Call Me Maybe” for the the chorus and superimposed the melody and lyrics from “Somebody That I Used To Know.”
Although “Do Not Push” combines two overplayed songs, it ends up being pretty catchy in the end. What do you think?
Just when you thought this song was out of your head, yet another cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ comes out! In the most labour-intensive version to date, here’s a cover of the Star Wars cast singing along to that damned catchy song.
Is the force strong with this version?
I would think so. Not even Obama’s rendition can beat the amount of editing that went into this!
The Ambercrombie models were nice to look at, Fun.’s cover was, well, fun, and Jimmy Fallon and the Roots did a great job backing up the Carly Rae Jepsen with toy instruments. Though, I think it’s safe to say, you know you’ve made it when Sesame Street does a cover of your song.
Cookie Monster gets in on the “Call Me Maybe” action by putting a very Sesame Street twist on the summer hit. The beloved monster took a break from his vegetables, going back to his cookie roots, and asks his co-workers to “share it, maybe.” I think Cookie Monster channeled my soul when he sang this verse:
“You cookie showing
Me hunger growing
Get skim milk flowing
Get this snack going, baby”
That is exactly how I feel when I see cookies baking in the oven. So now, I just may or may not sing this song every time one of my roommates bakes some. I also may or may not have my very own Cookie Monster puppet to sing at them with.
Don’t judge me. I think the more pathetic I look, the more likely my roommates will take pity on me and give me a cookie. It’s not my fault Cookie Monster taught me how delicious cookies as a kid before he went the vegetable route.
Watch the video below:
Every Tuesday, Vanessa Marciano highlights the very best of Tumblr. This week, we’re not sure what we’re ogling over more, the delicious chocolate-dipped marshmallow treats or the Abercrombie models (yelp).
Shots, Shots, Shots! The Wanted are only getting started
Today marks one year since British bad boys The Wanted released their hit single “Glad You Came,” making girls scream worldwide and wonder if there’s some kind of sexual innuendo behind the lyrics. [homosykesual]
Summer is all about embracing colour, so throw on some rings and you’ll have your perfect accessary for the sun. Just don’t forget your SPF! [coastal-skies]
If only making fake concert tickets were as easy to get away with as using a fake ID (not that I’d know). What’s better than snagging VIP tickets to the show of the summer? [paperocean]
Mason isn’t impressed, is he?