Tag Archives: Call Me Maybe

How to Build a Monoculture: Memes, Social Media and Shared Experiences

Somewhere, someone in this country still remains oblivious to the four ubiquitous songs from 2012—fun.’s “We Are Young,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” and Psy’s “Gangman Style”—but, everyone I know, and I’m guessing almost anyone who regularly visits YouTube, immediately recognizes these songs. They have topped Billboard […]

An unexpected side-effect from “Call Me Maybe” mania

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” mania continues to sweep the nation. Just today I saw various light-hearted covers, attack articles and parody videos. I admit I didn’t really pay much attention to the song until yesterday after Los Angeles critic David Greenwald, founder of Rawkblog, posted a version of the song to his tumblr […]