"Call Me Maybe" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
"Call Me Maybe" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Canadian newcomer's breakout song is catchy and clean.
Popular with kids

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 48 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Message is about waiting for a guy to call.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Carly Rae seems super-sweet and innocent. Too bad her breakout single song choice isn't something a little more inspiring, catchy as it is.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian who has gotten publicity through Justin Bieber's public support, not to mention a spoof video featuring Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Tisdale. The song is clean and pretty harmless, but the overall message of "waiting (and waiting) on a guy to call" might not be the best for young girls.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byGoCatsGo July 20, 2012

Not a good message for young girls.

Agree that not a good message for girls of any age to so quickly 'fall' for a guy and then give him your phone number. Also don't like to support... Continue reading
Adult Written byAbigail1975000 July 14, 2012

Call Me Maybe

Gets annoying fast, nothing bad
Teen, 16 years old Written byMiranda B. May 6, 2012

This song and video are sweet and worthwhile. :)

This cute, catchy pop tune is one to put on your summer playlist! The song is sweet and is about exactly what the title implies. Since there is nothing concerni... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old June 15, 2012

Call Me Maybe Thoughtful Review

Call Me Maybe, by Carly Rae Jepsen, has been a hit in the music business. It has been a sensation on itunes. It has been downloaded over 800,000 times. It has p... Continue reading

What's the story?

Canadian Idol finalist and newcomer Carly Rae Jepsen breaks onto the American scene with her single, "CALL ME MAYBE." She's following in the footsteps of fellow singers from Canada, Justin Bieber and Avril Lavigne, being only the fourth Canadian to have a chart topper. The song is about meeting someone, falling hard, and waiting for the guy to call.

Is it any good?

It's clear from the start of "Call Me Maybe" that Jepsen has vocal talent; her voice has a laid-back quality that sounds smooth and effortless. The infectious music and catchy lyrics ("Hey, I just met you, and this is craaa-zy!") make this a sure hit for the radio. Although sounding desperate about waiting for a guy to call may not be the best message for tween or teen girls, this song is a fun way to bring some instant summer to a dreary day.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what it means when a musician or actor endorses another. Does it make a difference if a musician is supported by another successful artist?

  • Although mostly harmless and cute, this song talks about meeting someone, falling fast, and exchanging numbers. Is it a good idea to give someone your number when you've just met? What are some ways to be smart about who you communicate with and let into your personal life?

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