Why I’m Not Buying Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Album

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Sorry, Carly Rae, but I don’t think you can top yourself! | Source: WENN

Let me start off by saying that despite the title of this article, I absolutely LOVE “Call Me Maybe,” and I have to thank Carly Rae Jepsen for providing me, my friends, and even my boyfriend with endless hours of fun singing and lip-syncing to that song. “I MISSED YOU SO, SO BAD!” Achem. Right. Back to my very important point!

Call Me Maybe” is just too good of a song to follow up on. It’s the kind of song that should be played last at any concert, because anything that comes after it is going to be a letdown. It’s like a super amazing blockbuster movie that you hope and pray will not have a sequel, because you just know it can’t ever be as good as the original.

Listen, I’m not saying “Call Me Maybe” is one of the best songs in history or anything–far from it–but it’s definitely one of the catchiest, most fun songs of this last year–and I’m not ashamed to say it makes me smile every time I hear it. But you know what didn’t make me smile? Carly Rae’s follow-up single “Good Time,” with Owl City. The lyrics keep saying, “We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good time!,” but to be honest, the first time I heard “Good Time,” all I could think of was, “Woah. They are trying SO hard to make this a fun song that it’s really not that fun at all.” In other words? It bummed me out. And I can only expect more of the same from her new album, “Kiss.”

Maybe if I’d heard “Good Time” before “Call Me Maybe,” I’d have liked it more, but nope. That’s not the way it happened, and I still cringe when I hear the song. It’s like she’s trying to be the poor man’s version of Taylor Swift, and that just . . . well, it’s disappointing, because I’m sure there’s much more to her. So, ladies, that’s why I won’t be buying Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album when it comes out on September 18th (that’s tomorrow!)–because once you hit a high like the one she did with “Call Me Maybe,” there’s almost nowhere to go but downhill.

Truth, though? I hope Carly Rae proves me wrong. Because, man. It would be great to have another song I that makes me as giddy and silly as “Call Me Maybe.”

Are you more excited than I am about Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album? Should I give it a chance anyway? What do you think about “Kiss” as the title? Do you still love “Call Me Maybe?” Tell me everything in the comments!

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  • Rochelle

    ….I’m black

    • Lauren

      LMAO! Same here. I like her song. Listened to it. That’s about it.

  • Cassie

    I was a skeptic like you, but I downloaded the album and fell in love with it. I’m not a Belieber by any means but her song Beautiful with J Biebs is honestly beyond amazing. That song alone is worth buying. Also Tonight I’m Getting Over You is amazing and extremely catchy (not close to Call Me Maybe but still dance worthy). The album is completely worth taking a listen to!

  • shanice

    Have you even heard any of her songs? No. You shouldn’t write an article like this. Her song sour candy is wonderful. None of her songs compare to the grammatically incorrect call me maybe. Do more research before you write an article will ya?:)

  • Phil MacRevais

    so you base your opinion of an entire album by listening to one other song that’s not even on the album? totally makes sense.

  • Sharon

    Good Time is in Owl City’s album not Carly’s so goodbye

    • blablabla

      Yeah, except that it is also on Carlys album, som welcome back

  • dreams-reality

    I do not think it is very kind to write an article discouraging a large and impresionnable audience from buying an artist’s album, simply because they are TOO talented..

  • Britt

    I love the song Good Time and Carly’s other song Talk To Me…I completely disagree with this

  • Megan

    If I like a song by an artist I always buy more of their music. Whether I like it or not, it feels nice to know I supported someone who’s music made me feel something at some point.

  • ashashley

    i prefer the song “Good Time” over “Call me Maybe” anyday! i think Good Time has a fun beat, fun lyrics, and is just catchy and cute!

  • Missy

    You should check out her songs sour candy & tug of war. Both are really awesome songs even though they aren’t call me maybe