Friday, June 8, 2012
Just Call Me Already!
You know a song is going to be around for a long, annoying time when it engenders, not Youtube covers, but Youtube spoofs. Here are two that was released today, based on Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe," which I first heard at H&M last Friday and have been stuck in my head, which means that it's going to be there all summer...
Jepson is Canadian and, contrary to appearances, is actually older than Taylor Swift. And me. I feel like there should be another blog post about infantilization of women but it's Friday and I'm just passing time until I can drink tonight.
So first, here is the original "Call Me Maybe":
Then, first cover, courtesy of Jimmy Fallon (I originally wrote Kimmel, not sure why I keep getting those mixed up) and the Roots (and Ms Jepson, though that's not the reason you should be watching the video. Hint: there's a kazoo.):
And finally, from the journalists at NPR in what can only be describe as a dramatic reading.
They should take on 50 Shades of Grey next.
And next week, I'll get back to blogging about something substantial.
Happy Friday everyone.