Carly Rae Jepsen

call me maybe

Whether it’s your first kiss, family vacation, a winning basketball game or a road trip with your best friends, a song can have an effect that brings you back to a lot of good and, sometimes, bad memories. Check out our list of the best 15 summer singles and relive those moments.

“Call Me Maybe”-Carly Rae Jepsen
Hey, we just met her and this is crazy, but buy her song, its sure is catchy. Jepsen’s song caught on like wildfire and soon her first single was a billboard hit and an Internet sensation.

“Good Time”-Owl City
Owl City comes back strong this summer with his brand new single featuring Carly Rae Jepsen. The songs infectious and happy vibe cannot help but make you smile and sing along.

“Want U Back”-Cher Lloyd
Ever break up with your boyfriend and then decide you made a mistake? Cher Lloyd did and in her powerful pop song she makes it known she’s ready to fight for him.

“Pound The Alarm”-Nicki Minaj
Minaj came out strong with this follow up single to Super Bass and Starships. With her fierce fashion, strong-headed personality and awesome dance tracks she is taking over the charts.

“Whistle”-Flo Rida
This catchy song was the best rap song this summer. Not only did it make you want to sing along but whistle along as well.

“Cruise”-Florida Georgia Line
One of the best things about summer is hitting the road. This song is the summer anthem for leaving on a road trip with some of your favorite people.

Usher’s latest dance track cannot help but make you want to scream with happiness every time you hear this song on the radio. It’s that good.

“Wanted”-Hunter Hayes
Hayes gets in touch with his sensitive side with this beautifully written track that had all the girls swooning this summer.

“Payphone”-Maroon 5
Maroon 5 shows the world by teaming up with Wiz Khalifa that once again their idea to work on more collaboration is always a great success.

“Give Your Heart a Break”-Demi Lovato
This pop song is a great twist on the idea of relationships and gives Lovato her first radio hit.

“What Makes you Beautiful”-One Direction
The world had been waiting for another boy band. This songs success on radio and the Billboard charts showed the music industry that the world would always have a soft spot for British people and boy bands.

“Drunk on You”-Luke Bryan
Bryan’s unique song becomes such a success with his fans that it instantly became a social networking tagline used with statuses frequently saying, “I’m a little drink on you and high on summertime.”

“Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”- Pink
Pink is back at it again with her latest track. Her strong girl power filled songs, continuously show people she will be sticking around in the music industry.

“She’s so Mean”-Matchbox Twenty
Matchbox Twenty’s song of the moment takes a step back from all the pop dance tracks on the radio and takes everyone back to the older days of alternative rock.

“Wide Awake”-Katy Perry
After Perry’s very public divorce she took pen to paper and wrote a very personal, raw and honest song that had Perry fan in awe of her emotional single.

Tell ME: Which song takes you back to summer 2012?

-Jenna Cusumano

Carly Rae Jepsen


Who is Carly Rae Jepsen? Even before Justin Bieber tweeted a video that featured her song (we’ll get to that later), she already made a name for herself in Canada and now she has entered the music scene in the USA. Wanna learn more about the bubbly brunette? Keep reading!

  Carly was on the 5th season of Canadian Idol
Before Carly came to the states, she had already competed on the singing competition show, Canadian Idol. Sadly, Carly didn’t win, but she did come in third place! Because of the show, Carly landed a record deal with Fontana/Maple Music.

There’s a Tumblr dedicated to one of her songs

“Call Me Maybe” is Carly’s most popular songs right now and recently, there was a Tumblr page set up for it. Grab your video cams; fans can make their own videos singing along to “Call Me Maybe” and send it in to the page!

Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun signed her to their label

The Biebs and Scooter have taken notice of this Canada’s talent and signed her to their record label, Schoolboy Records. Bieber said that as an artist, he felt that he had a responsibility to pass it on. Usher discovered him and helped him become a superstar, and he wants to do the same for someone else. Isn’t he so nice?
Celebs obsess over Carly’s song

A few months ago, Justin Bieber tweeted a video that featured his friends, Ryan Good and Ashley Benson (Hanna from Pretty Little Liars), dancing and lip synching to “Call Me Maybe.” Check it out here! It’s hilarious! Justin also made a video (below) for the song that featured Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, the guys from Big Time Rush, “The Hunger Games” book and many celeb buddies. Whitney Port, from The City, also chose the song for her Music Monday pick!

She’s racked up many nominations
Carly’s had a lot of success in her music career so far. She was nominated for “Songwriter of the Year” and “Best New Artist” at the 2010 Juno Awards and “UR Fave New Artist” at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards.
She’s a double-platinum brunette

The song “Call Me Maybe” has gone double platinum in her homeland, Canada. It also became the first song to get to the top of the digital charts since another famous Canadian’s hit single, “Baby.”
Tug of War helped her out

Carly released her first studio album “Tug of War” in 2008 and the first single was a cover of the song “Sunshine on My Shoulders.” Other songs on the album include “Tug of War” and “Sweet Talker”. The song “Tug of War” peaked in the mid thirties on the Canadian Hot 100 list.
 She has a very diverse taste in music

CBC music recently got to talk with Carly and had her put her iPod on shuffle to see what 10 songs came up. The songs ranged from Marianas Trench to La Roux to John Mayer!

Carly just released a new EP
Carly released the EP “Curiosity” featuring her hit single “Call Me Maybe” on Valentine’s day. It’s so catchy! Go listen to it and you’ll be hooked!

She toured with three famous brothers…

Carly joined the pop-rock musical trio, Hanson, on their “Shout it Out” world tour. Carly got to open for them on some of their Canadian tour dates.

—Ama Kwarteng