True Life: I’m Addicted to “Call Me Maybe.”
It’s all I want to listen to, it’s all I think about at night. If my computer broke down, I’d probably be more eager to recover the “Call Me Maybe” mp3 file than my English research paper.
It started innocently. After reading a friend’s blog post about the song, I decided to watch the music video for myself…
Big mistake. It’s been stuck in my head ever since.
The video has been all over Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, so it’s likely you’ve already seen it. But in case you haven’t, I’ll explain its mystique. The video starts with nothing special. Jepsen herself is looking longingly out the window at a guy mowing her lawn. (Literally mowing her lawn, no innuendo there.) But as I was becoming just bored enough to turn off the video, the guy takes off his shirt. Serious eye candy. Alright “Call Me Maybe,” you have my attention. Next you see Jepsen washing her car, trying to catch the guy’s eye. And even though she’s covered in soap and wearing a wet white t-shirt with a red bra, he doesn’t bat an eyelash. Eventually though, he sees her fall off the hood of her car. Jepsen hits her head and enters a dream where she’s on the cover of the cheesiest romance novel you could ever imagine… perhaps she suffered a concussion. Once she wakes up, she proceeds to sing a song to her new boy-toy. I’m not going to spoil the very end of the video for you, so you should watch it if you haven’t seen it. It’s a laugh.
The song itself really isn’t that special, either. Jepsen repeats the same lyrics over and over again… but maybe that’s exactly why it’s so hypnotizing. Something about it kept me coming back. After listening to the song once, I immediately opened up Spotify to play “Call Me Maybe” on repeat. This was my one and only playlist for the rest of the week.
When I’d get out of class, I wasn’t excited for the prospect of seeing my friends or having dinner. No, I was looking forward to the moment when I could listen to “Call Me Maybe” again. When I woke up in the morning, it was playing in my head. When I went to get dressed, I sang it in the shower. When my crush said he’d “talk to me soon,” I replied, “Call me, maybe?” I even showed the song to my friends so I wouldn’t be the only one addicted (they all hate me now, by the way). My life has actually been a lot like this.
As weird as it seems, this actually hasn’t been that bad of a week. In fact, I recommend a “Call Me Maybe” addiction to anyone who is getting bored at the end of this semester. It’s a very uplifting song—listen to it enough times and you might not need so much coffee during your next all-nighter. Also, since this song will be playing in your head 24/7, imagine the fun it will bring to your morning lectures! Once this song is ingrained in your memory, you will always be prepared with the perfect coy-but-cute response to when your crush asks you about your plans. Really, there are worse ways to live your life. With that in mind, I suggest your succumb to your inner desires and fall in love with “Call Me Maybe.”