A nod from Justin Bieber on Twitter can literally change your whole life–it did for Carly Rae Jepsen. The popularity of the infectious pop tune “Call Me Maybe” has resulted in countless hilarious, good and bad covers of the 26-year-old Canadian’s song. From Katy Perry to .fun singers have taken a shot at covering the pop phenomenon of the year. CRJ gets major cool points in the form of Big Sean choosing “Call Me Maybe” as our Song of the Summer, which you can vote for here, but her latest accolade is measured by its rule on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
“Call Me Maybe” spends an eighth week as the No.1 song on the Hot 100. Its eighth week plateaued it to tie with Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used to Know” featuring Kimbra as this year’s longest leading No. 1. The video to Gotye’s No. 1 song has over 291 million while CRJ’s is over 180 million putting the two artists in good company. “Call Me Maybe” catchy chorus was bound to be something big. But we still think a ‘thank you’ drink, non-alcoholic of course since Biebs is still underage, is owed to the man who tweeted about the song to his 18 million followers.
Carly Rae Jepsen Ties Gotye for Hot 100’s Longest Rule This Year [Billboard]
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