Carly Rae Jespen “Call Me Maybe” Hits #1 on the Hot 100

Congratulations to Canadian Idol, alum, Carly Rae Jespen whose summer smash, “Call Me Maybe” sits atop this week’s Billboard 100!

Carly Rae Jepsen sends her pop culture juggernaut “Call Me Maybe” to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, after eight weeks at the chart’s summit.

The cut logs a fourth week at No. 1 on Digital Songs with a 4% gain to 296,000 downloads sold in the chart’s tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. With its latest sales frame, it passes the 3-million mark (3.3 million) in downloads sold to date.

With her Hot 100 coronation, Jepsen is the first lead female to top the chart in a debut visit since Ke$ha sent “TiK ToK” to the top for nine weeks beginning the week of Jan. 2, 2010. Before that, Lady Gaga was the last rookie female to conquer the Hot 100 on a first try when “Just Dance,” featuring Colby O’Donis, began a three-week command the week of Jan. 17, 2009.


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  1. I don’t like her voice, but congrats anyway! Her high tone annoys me and it seems she can only sing small pop songs, à la Britney Spears. How was she on Canadian Idol? I bet she was a little bit of a trainwreck but the judges praised her anyway because she has the wold popstar all written over her.

  2. This is what happens when you get a catchy song and Bieber’s blessing! 

  3. I just heard the song for the same time and I liked it.  Very poppy with an interesting combination of sounds and use of language.

  4. Thank you to the Biebs for ruining music for me. I’m so sick of this song. It seriously reminds me of Rebecca Black’s Friday. Ugh. 

  5. I like Top40 songs even the silly ones ’cause they’re some level of ingenuity to them – the playful use of lyrics fits perfectly well with the catchy melody, like a lock-and-key. But this song is just awful.  Everything about this song is irritating, the rhyming of words (hey i just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me maybe *gazillion times on repeat*) is so lame, it’s jarring, people can’t even sing in unison to it. The phrasing is too choppy, words were muffled, and her tone is annoying. It’s like a sung Responsorial Psalm, where people try to fit those lines of varied lengths to the melody.

  6. She’s a cute girl and the song is good in an ear wormy kind of way, so congrats. 

  7. thnks, gonna check

    ETA: she made good song choices for her. torn and seventeen are the kind of music she can sing (though she’s pitchy on seventeen). I just saw also killer queen and she was terrible. But she’s a popstar. She doesn’t need to sing big songs, jsut these small catchy songs.

  8. She was pretty bad when she was on Canadian Idol…but I’m sure autotune is her friend now, so it doesn’t matter.  She’s the first Canadian Idol to break the international, including US, market, so more power to her.  That it is five years after her 3rd place Idol run makes it particularly sweet. 

  9. This song is a great pop song.  This deserves to hit number 1 because it’s an earworm and fun.  And it’s not her fault Bieber liked her song and promoted it.

    p.s. Also, so what if she can only sing small pop songs? At least, she’s successful at them, unlike others.

  10. I’m suprised that they never had Kelly Clarkson mentor on AI.   I thought Carly was pretty good on CI.

  11. I am also surprised Kelly Clarkson hasn’t been a mentor, too.  She certainly has the expereince and success we would want in a mentor!

  12. I guess this song just recently crossed the border? because it’s been a radio hit here in Canada for months already.

    Never watched Canadian Idol, so had no idea Carly Rae came from there! CI used to start the Monday after the AI finale, and by that point I was so completely drained from the season, that I couldn’t emotionally commit to starting the process all over again. Besides, the host and the judges had the entertainment value of laundry.

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