Carly Rae Jepsen reflects on ten years of ‘Call Me Maybe’: “it was like a lightning bolt to my little life”

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“You’ve opened up my world and my heart with this one song adventure and I couldn’t be more grateful to all of you”

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Carly Rae Jepsen celebrates the tenth anniversary of her hit track ‘Call Me Maybe’, sharing an anecdote from her life as a rising pop singer.

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Released on September 20, 2011, ‘Call Me Maybe’ was recorded for Jepsen’s EP ‘Curiosity’ and was also included on his album ‘Kiss’ a year later. The track, which she described as “a lightning bolt for my little life”, went on to top the charts in several countries around the world.

On social media, Jepsen stated that she was working as a waitress when her music career was just starting, prior to the release of “Call Me Maybe.” One day, he overheard a table of 12 people making fun of one of his earlier songs, with the radio playing, completely unaware that they were being served by the singer.


“Before he left that night, I printed out his bill and confidently signed my name in capital letters on the back of the receipt. I said, ‘Thank you for letting me take care of you tonight! Plus, I signed the back of your receipt because I heard you’re such a big fan!’, she wrote.

“His jaws dropped, we laughed and I must have got a slightly bigger tip than usual. The point is, don’t give up on your dreams, kids. Not three months later ‘Call Me Ho Saya Hai’ was released and all I can say is that I hope that song really pissed him off.”

Jepsen thanked her fans for the “joyful videos, silly dancing and wild nights together in different countries”.

“You’ve opened up my world and my heart with this one song adventure and I couldn’t be more grateful to all of you.”


Jepsen has released three albums in the years following ‘Emotion’, ‘Dedicated’ and ‘Dedicated Side B’. Shortly after releasing “Dedicated Side B” last year, Jepsen said he had made an entire album during lockdown with longtime collaborator Tavish Crowe.

“Tavish and I have already made an entire quarantine album, and it is so different, it is so much fun! We had to do it around Zoom or things like that, so it’s kind of a challenge but really fun! You write differently like that,” she added switched to pop.

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