"Call Me Maybe" (CD Single)



Canadian newcomer's breakout song is catchy and clean.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Message is about waiting for a guy to call.

Positive role models

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.

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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.

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.

Families can talk 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?

Music details

Artist:Carly Rae Jepsen
Release date:February 29, 2012
Label:Interscope Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byOGORMAN 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 concerning about the song in itself, I will also review the video for the song. The video almost seems to turn the song into something sexual. Right away at the beginning the boy that she is crushing on in the video takes off his shirt while doing yard work. This reveals a muscular physique and tattoos, and is obviously intended to catch female attention. The rest of the video is purely sexually intended as well... but you can judge whether or not you want your child to watch it. I thought it was funny as well as cute. The end is extremely hilarious as well. Comments? Questions? Concerns? Email me: ogormanscommonsense at yahoo. :)
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 played on the radio since February. This is Supermelonkitty204 with your top reviews. I think this is just a simple song where a young girl is expressing her love for a guy into a catchy song. I think kids (mostly girls) will enjoy this song. For the kids and teens who are already, are fine and this song does not need to be checked over. I am kind of iffy though about the music video because in some scenes the guy is shirtless, but it is not much to worry about. I give this song a thumbs up for being safe, appropriate, and fun to dance to! BY: Supermelonkitty204
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2012


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