Does the world look a little clearer today? Because yesterday, after 16 weeks on the charts, Carly Rae Jepsen‘s seriously infectious “Call Me Maybe” took its deserved place atop the Billboard Hot 100. Accepting the honor, Jepsen told Billboard that she feels “so blessed” because “life keeps surprising me lately,” but we are pretty that anyone with ears and a heart has known since that first listen that this would happen. And, thank you Justin Bieber co-signs and Katy Perry lip synchs and Carlos Pena productions, it finally has!
In honor of the inevitable — and because, really, we still can’t get enough — we’ve rounded up a few new ways for you to listen to America’s favorite song:
- Rostam’s Annie Lennox/Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me On Broken Glass”
Conceived of and executed by Rostam Batmanglij, of Vampire Weekend fame, this thumping mash-up of Annie Lennox’s “Walking On Broken Glass” appends the drama of Lennox’s 20-year-old hit to Jepsen’s winking hit. Rostam says that his work “is strictly for the lulz,” and even warns that “it might be evil,” but don’t let that stop you! The best of two songs as an equally good third, this is everything a mash-up should be.
- “Semi-Charmed Call,” Third Eye Blind vs Carly Rae Jepsen
Just like the title implies, this mashup features the instrumentals of Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life” with Jepsen’s lyrics sitting over top of them. Jepsen’s target audience was probably just being born when “Semi-Charmed Life” came out in 1997, those of us who remember a time when this was the song dominating the airwaves, might experience a little whiplash. The best of then and now, together as one.
- Kitty Pryde, “GIVE ME SCABBIES”
Earlier this week, the rap game’s version of Taylor Swift, Kitty Pryde, debuted her new (and very fun!) EP haha, i’m sorry. On it, of course, is a “Call Me Maybe” remix called “GIVE ME SCABBIES.” This rebranding might sound childish or gross, but the giggly rework takes its cues from smooth jazz. And it more or less stays on theme: “I’d say, ‘Call me maybe,’ but you’ll probably call me never/And I’ll wait forever and ever and ever, whatever.”
- Tay Zonday, “Call Me Maybe”
Remember him? You know, Mr. Chocolate Rain? A meeting of viral-video titans, this is a true meme-mashup — just watch the view count soar.