I have to admit that I haven’t been totally up front with you. Here I am, posting 3 or 4 times a week, talking about serious things like Apartheid-era South Africa and behavioral music therapy, yet what do I turn around and listen to on the weekends?
Yup. “Call Me Maybe.”
I absolutely love “Call Me Maybe.” Have for a hot minute. I’ve listened to a zillion remixes and mashups, smiled ear-to-ear while watching the Jimmy Fallon classroom instruments version, and I may or may not have bought a screen-printed “Call Me Maybe” shirt while in Chincoteague, VA a few weekends ago. Oh, and there are unconfirmed reports that I sang the chorus to the Eastern European cashier of a McDonald’s in Ocean City, MD this past weekend.
THE POINT IS that “Call Me Maybe” is an addiction I’ve yet to kick, and discovering the mashup below — which pairs the song with PSY’s “Gangnam Style” — is not going to help matters.
As far as mashups go, this is a fairly straightforward one — each song gets a verse, Jepsen’s payoff line is replaced by PSY’s and a few “Heeeeeey sexy ladaaaay”s bring the whole thing to a close. But don’t be fooled by its simplicity — this is a lethal combination, as pure and potent as anything Walter White has cooked up. You know you wanna break bad with me by trying it out below… C’mon, the first listen’s free! (Actually, the subsequent listens are free too. You won’t exactly find this puppy on iTunes.)
Just for fun, I’ve included my other favorite “Call Me Maybe” mashup as well — a mix with Annie Lennox’s “Walking On Broken Glass” that was brewed up by Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend.