Everyone thought that Carly Rae Jepsen would just be a one-hit wonder with her wildly popular song “Call Me Maybe.” Her sophomore album “Emotions” not only dispelled those notions but also showed that the pop star has the ability to make her songs stick to our ears.
“Call Me Maybe” is an iconic song for Jepsen. This was her ticket to mainstream consciousness. Her song was so popular that almost every one posted their own videos lip synching to the song about seizing the day and making those connections happen, even if it’s banking on a maybe.
The craze started when Justin Bieber posted a video of himself and some friends lip synching to the song. Of course, millions of “Beliebers” caught the bug and the video went viral. Not wanting to be late on the lip synching party, another pop star Katy Perry made her own lip synch video alongside her group of friends.
The effect of the song was so strong that it wasn’t only pop stars and celebrities who made their lip synch videos. College kids, more specifically collegiate athletes jumped into the craze. Sports teams from around world posted their lip synch videos and made it their own by incorporating varying degrees of choreography.
Politics was not spared by the “Call Me Maybe” bug as videos of U.S. President Barrack Obama and presidential aspirant Donald Trump had their own lip versions of the song.
Carly Rae has proven herself to be pop juggernaut by how her songs transcends socio-economic and cross-cultural classes. The singer has proven the her relevance is not just a one shot luck.
And before everyone gets to enjoy her much awaited Philippine concert at the SMART Araneta Coliseum Monday September 14, 2015, enjoy first this 4 most unexpected Call Me Maybe videos.
1. Justine Bieber and friends
2. Katy Perry and friends
3. Donald Trump with beauty queens
4. US President Barack Obama