'Call Me Maybe' makes it to No. 1 on Hot 100
June 13th, 2012
04:52 PM ET

'Call Me Maybe' makes it to No. 1 on Hot 100

Now that Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" has been permanently etched in our brains, the single's now also taken over the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

Jepsen's catchy single (and possible song of the summer) dethroned Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know," making Jepsen the first lead songstress to take her first Hot 100 song entry all the way to No. 1 since Ke$ha did the same with "Tik Tok" at the start of 2010.

It's a little surprising that it took "Call Me Maybe" some time to make its ascent on the Hot 100, seeing that it's been in rotation for months, and that's just Stateside. Our Canadian pals made "Call Me Maybe" a No. 1 single in February.

Gotye is still riding high at No. 2 with "Somebody that I Used to Know," with Maroon 5's "Payphone" at No. 3 and fun.'s "We Are Young" at No. 4.

Adele, meanwhile, has notched her 24th week at No. 1  on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "21."

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  1. Donovan Caponi

    Carly Rae Jepsen won't be returning any more calls from the Boy Scouts.Last summer's breakout singing star has canceled her scheduled appearance at this July's Boy Scouts of America Jamboree, citing the organization's controversial ban on gay members. "

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  2. I agree

    and she's thin and doesn't have big hips....lord knows i'm working hard also...I'm down to a size 12...Now i'm trying to get back to a 10 .... its been a very difficult 3 months.

    she must have had braces...i have a bit of time for mine to be taken off..but they are looking like hers...mine are clear so you can't really tell – i can sing because at distance you can't really see them and guys don't care because they know its not forever and they still want too eff me with the braces on....so i'm happy to be me......

    December 2, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. i agree

    and she's thin and doesn't have big hips....lord knows i'm working hard also...I'm down to a size 12...No i'm trying to get back to a 10 .... its been a very difficult 3 months.

    she must have had braces...i have a bit of time for mine to be taken off..but they are looking like hers...mine are clear so you can't really tell - i can sing because at distance you can't really see them and guys don't care because they know its not forever and they still want too eff me with the braces on....so i'm happy to be me......

    December 2, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lamar Copeland

    I really love Carly Rae Jepsens smile. she is really a nice girl.-

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    December 2, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. jg

    lmao @rodney in Dallas!! Just read comment. I agree 100% with ya!! lmao

    June 18, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. jg

    I have been hearing this call me maybe song for a week now. I can't stand it. It doesn't take a brain to think of the lyrics in this pop tune. She keeps repeating the same thing over and over again. It really does bug me so when it comes on I change the station. Thanks to Justin Bieber it's number 1 yay! lol If he didn't endorse it, I really don't think it would be a hit. It is nervewracking. Then she is 26 years old singing a teenybopper song. I thought she was about 18 singing this...no 26? What's with that? No wonder she was eliminated in the Canadian Idol. Third runner up. Take her fricking voice off the radio please!!! At least Niki Minaj puts on a show!

    June 18, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
    • bob

      wahhhh. music today just doesnt MEAN anything. waaaaah. go put some black eyeshadow, lipstick and nailpolish on and breack down harder and cry about it, foghart...

      music doesnt have to have meaning. it's just sounds that when put together inspire you to tap your foot or scream at the top of your lungs while driving 90 mph down the highway with the top down. 'meaningful' lyrics arent required for either of these two activities.

      June 28, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. Hater


    June 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Educated Consumer

    The good thing about this young lady is she wrote the song. She will be getting paid off of that song for a long time, even when other people record it. Good for her. I am pretty sure the record companies don't see to it that these young singers get money for a life time. Hope she writes more hits for herself or others.

    June 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. iBod

    If you all want good music - SUMMER Music . . . You know, the stuff you're supposed to dance to - check out the European Charts. From France to Germany to Italy to Club hits, etc., etc....Check them ALL out. Per chart, go through all the songs that seem, well, foreign to you and listen to them on YouTube.

    Europe is way ahead of this country when it comes to "Good" music. Everything on Billboard is mere checkup for me. I check what's new. Check the songs out on YouTube. Most suck. Then I go check out the European charts. I have found myself in a trance to all the many good songs produced over many different genres of many different countries. Amazing what those Europeans are producing, I tell ya! Highly recommend you check it out. I've already found my song for Summer, and let me tell you all . . . . . . . It ain't this sh**!

    June 15, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      I'm in Europe right now, and the music blows.

      June 15, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
    • john

      To Ibod: you are a dumb-ass. Both European and American popular music sucks. There is good music out there, of course, but it's not like the top 40 music European music is any better than American music. Just as bad.

      June 15, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • IndianaGreg

      You're so Hip, Trendy, and Anti-Mainstream...you must be cool....got a blog or twitter I can follow?

      June 15, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jolie

    Only reason liberal media is pushing this song so hard to be the 'song of the summer' is because the video is about a gay man.

    June 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • jenn

      what the heck this video is good and the song is good has nothing to do with the gay man in it. Grow up. Who cares whos gay and who is not.

      June 15, 2012 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. lindaluttrell

    Wonder if POTUS sang it better???

    June 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. erich2112x

    That song's already been written dozens of times just the last 10 years.

    June 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. M.Calaizzo


    June 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Rod in Dallas TX

    Horrible song. Didn't even take the time to read the article.....just read the headline.

    June 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rodney in Dallas

    I hate this song. I change the station every time I hear it on the radio. That is not music....it's a teenage girl singin in her bedroom.

    June 14, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  16. eric

    i had never even heard of this song until i read this... so i checked it out... i wish i hadn't. im glad i dont listen to the radio.

    June 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      I have heard *about* the song quite a bit. But, so far, I have been able to avoid hearing the song.

      I'm sure that is a good thing. I'm sure that is a very very good thing.

      June 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. That's What's Up

    Poor girl suffers from Noassatall.

    Her backside goes straight from her legs to her lats

    June 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  18. NeoGraphix

    This has one hit wonder written all over it.

    June 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Vivi

    I am not denying that music from the past was great and wonderful...but it's in the past and it is time to move forwards. The Beatles were great, Madonna was great, Elvis Presley was great...but can we please allow the newer generations to have something to identify with? No one can deny the greatness of the old performers but there might be some good ones now too. We cannot be so close minded. Music is constantly evolving. We may not agree with the evolution, but it is evolving nonetheless. Imagine what the world would be like today if we had not moved beyond Mozart? Allow the kids from today to have something that they can call their own. Our parents didn't agree with The Beatles either. And Elvis Presley was "too scandalous". We don't know how far these kids will go with their music. Let's give them a chance.

    June 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Ugh

    My daughter plays this song all the frickin time!!! I'm so sick of it...Someone needs to call her...

    June 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  21. MyNameIsNotSusan

    I'm sure Carly's growing bank account, fame, world traveling, accolades, and making history with a number 1 song – on top of doing what she loves – is making her second her career choice. My point? She is a singer, clearly an array of people like the song, and it is a music like it or not. Music is subjective. Why all the hate? I know, I know blah blah blah Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Billy Joel, U2, Nirvana now THOSE are ... oh please.

    June 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  22. duh

    I'd like to tap that, maybeeee

    June 14, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  23. anthony

    I know she's Canadian and all, but the words bavy and mayve aren't part of the English language.

    June 14, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      I know you're american and all but saying a word is not in the English language by using "aren't" another word that is not in the English language would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

      "I know she's Canadian and all, but the words bavy and mayve aren't part of the English language."

      June 14, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • anthony

      the words "are" and "not" are in the english language, you idiot, and contractions are perfectly acceptable (you even used one). good try, though

      June 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Rob

    Agreed. She was not discovered by Justin Beiber. She was one of the three finalists on Canadian Idol in 2007, and had another song in Canada called "Bucket" from her first album in 2008 which received pretty good airplay north of the border. Justin just had the foresight to get her signed to the record label owned by his manager.

    June 14, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  25. V's hubby

    That's the song the wife's alarm clock plays every morning. Even though I'm locked in another room (by me for protection), I can hear that irritating song! What a way to start your day, the mrs & that song. Yikes!

    June 14, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  26. ryan

    THEY ALL SUCK! Let's go back to the 80s/90s were the real music deserves to be on billboards hot top 100!

    June 14, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  27. Central Scrutinizer

    The "next big thing" until next week. Got played because of Bieber. Only heard the song once. That was enough.

    June 14, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
    • JellyBean@Central Scrutinizer

      Just checked it out on youtube. I couldn't even listen to the whole song. Very forgettable.

      June 14, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  28. Joseph

    Yes its a cute song the first couple of times you hear it.Then it gets old quick.

    June 14, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  29. bigballs

    Justin beiber tweeted about her and thats why the song blew up

    June 14, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  30. minhajarifin

    Heard her interview on NPR. She doesn't watch Television and plays chess with her boyfriend. Smart girl. Song is cheerful and uplifting.

    Minhaj Arifin
    Author of Humorous Novel
    How Desis Became The Greatest Nation On Earth

    June 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  31. George

    OK song but played too much, I am sick of it. I do like Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know," but they don't play that much where I live.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  32. skip

    This song causes me to pooh uncontrollably.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  33. jamie

    Ugh that song annoys me. Gotye is mucch bette

    June 13, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  34. luis

    This is what you call music? How did this song hit #1? Are we that blind, chances are she has some body writing her lyrics. She will "trade her soul for a wish" is the message you want you kids to hear.. Today's youth is truly being brainwashed by this song. It's a shame..she is just the industry's little slave, there'll use her for all she is worth, and dispose of her until she can't make them any money.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  35. betty

    Really? Having that much trouble reading? Her name is Carly Rae Jepsen. She was discovered on youtube by Justin Bieber. This is her hit song. She is a female Justin. Next big thing for the tweens and teens.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Lady's man

    Who is this? I have never heard of this person or this song.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  37. warren

    who are this people and how do they contracts?

    June 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  38. darrell

    you hate the song however took the time to read the article????? alrighty then

    June 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Tony

    Who is this?

    June 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  40. karma

    I hate that song. Nonsensical vacuous pop music.

    June 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |

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