“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!