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Carly Rae Jepsen Gets Longest U.S. No. 1 Run of 2012 for 'Call Me Maybe': Is Catchy Music Still King?

Fergie 2012/08/10 18:00:00
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Carly Rae Jepsen continues to break records, as this week marks her ninth time in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 for her hit song, "Call Me Maybe." Nine weeks is the longest run for any artist in the US this year; Jepsen beat out Gotye who held the previous record at eight weeks for "Somebody That I Used To Know."

We love the oh-so-catchy pop song, but we've got to wonder: Despite the rise of indie music and the backlash against pop stars like Jepsen or Bieber, is catchy music still king?

DIGITALSPY.COM reports:
The singer claims the longest US number one run of 2012.
digitalspy reports singer claims longest number run 2012

Read More: http://www.digitalspy.com/music/news/a398346/carly...

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  • Riku Xander 2012/09/03 03:31:18
    Yes
    Riku Xander
    But what is considered catchy by the majority of people these days is... Gross.
  • Dave 007 2012/08/19 14:18:11
    No
    Dave 007
    I don't think I've heard the song.
  • MrsB 2012/08/17 16:48:04
    Yes
    MrsB
    No matter how horrible the song is, if it's catchy, it will be popular.

    How do you think we survived the 70's?!?

    disco
  • Royo 2012/08/16 02:15:26
    Yes
    Royo
    My whole family (including my grandparents) know this song. I honestly cannot switch the station or cd when this is on.
  • Ben 2012/08/15 11:55:09
    No
    Ben
  • Relay 2012/08/15 04:10:04
    Yes
    Relay
    +1
    always will be.
  • Ellen Qian 2012/08/14 14:55:11
    No
    Ellen Qian
    +1
    i hate it now, people listen to it because others do. When i ask my friends who sings it theyre like 'umm...carly?' and they dont know any of her other songs, its only famous b/c of jb& its catchy
  • Ellen Qian Ellen Qian 2012/08/14 14:59:01
    Ellen Qian
    they just came up with some catchy tune then X it and sing some rhyming words...
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/08/14 12:19:47
  • Derbyhat 2012/08/14 07:59:44
    Yes
    Derbyhat
    +1
    It is easy to get in that groove for catchy melodies or lyrics. When my grandkids were very young, I was at work and couldn't get the Teletubbies theme out of my mind. So any age can get hooked to a vastly different generation and hate it and still love it just a little!
  • mikeeonly 2012/08/14 05:39:34
    Yes
    mikeeonly
    always will be for the average person that isb't a musician
  • VenomHalos 2012/08/14 05:35:10
    Yes
    VenomHalos
    Sadly.
    Honestly, I've never liked Call Me Maybe. I was excited for it when it came out because, hey, it's Carly! She's really talented! And, hey, Josh co-wrote it! He's an amazing writer, singer, and musician!
    But it's way too poppy for my taste. I do enjoy the music video, though. It's entertaining :)
  • Crazy supergirl for Superman 2012/08/14 04:12:21
    Yes
    Crazy supergirl for Superman
    I love that song
  • simplex5 2012/08/14 03:40:38
    No
    simplex5
    If song are always auto-tune, their not artist to me! I prefer Somebody that I use to know!
  • Stix 2012/08/14 02:55:15
    No
    Stix
    Let see if she can follow it up with more hits...or is she going to be just another one hit wonder?
  • disclaimer 2012/08/14 02:04:59
    No
    disclaimer
    Not for me, anyway. I want to slam my head into a wall every time I hear that damn chorus over a sound system.
  • jake 2012/08/14 00:45:13
    Yes
    jake
    +1
    Always will be. Why do you think they call it Catchy music. DUH!
  • s2k2 2012/08/14 00:17:22
    Yes
    s2k2
    But I hate that song
  • LuminousLilaLavender 2012/08/13 22:15:47
    Yes
    LuminousLilaLavender
    Absolutely. Can't get it out of your head so eventually you love it!
  • johnnyg 2012/08/13 21:44:28
    No
    johnnyg
    I am old!! I hate that song, but my 10 yr old daughter loves it!!
  • jake johnnyg 2012/08/14 00:45:45
    jake
    Yeah. you are old. Go away
  • johnnyg jake 2012/08/15 17:41:57
    johnnyg
    I'm not going anywhere.
  • Rebecca 2012/08/13 21:42:44
    No
    Rebecca
    +1
    I liked it when it first came out. But after that...constantly playing in every department store and radio station. It's getting, gotten, old. Rave if yOu agree
  • nate 2012/08/13 21:03:46
    Yes
    nate
    the charts say yes.
  • El Prez 2012/08/13 20:38:12
    Yes
    El Prez
    Catchy song will last long!
  • Vic F 2012/08/13 19:03:12
    Yes
    Vic F
    +3
    Being catchy doesns't mean it's good.

    The alphabet is catchy and so the the Sesame Street theme song. Doesn't mean it's great.
  • silverhorn 2012/08/13 18:57:43
    No
    silverhorn
    +2
    King of what? Commercial jingles are catchy too but that's nothing to brag about musically.
  • CHIEF 2012/08/13 18:53:57
    Yes
    CHIEF
    MELODY WITH A BEAT.YEP THAT WILL SELL.FORGET rap!!
  • hardcore!!! 2012/08/13 17:38:38
  • dennisg40 2012/08/13 17:28:49
    Yes
    dennisg40
    God she looks like the woman that does TV ads for Pogressuve Insurance.
  • Zeus2713 2012/08/13 16:52:30
    Yes
    Zeus2713
    that song is LEGIT!!!!
  • Bookworm 2012/08/13 16:35:28
    Yes
    Bookworm
    The song is fantastic and Carly is just adorable! Her voice is fantastic and the lyrics are super cute!!!
  • mikeyavelli 2012/08/13 16:24:19
    Yes
    mikeyavelli
    humans haven't changed. and neither has music. catchy is catchy from Greensleeves on down the path to call me maybe.
  • Alexander T Steward 2012/08/13 16:18:43
  • MetalMouthJeff 2012/08/13 16:18:34
    Yes
    MetalMouthJeff
    For sure! I sing in a Punk Band but still love American Pop Songs like Steve and Eydies "This Must be the Start of Something Big" or Patti Page singing "Ole Cape Cod".
  • lovelygoddess101 2012/08/13 16:13:52
    Yes
    lovelygoddess101
    Like the top commenter stated, I wanted to hate this song and I did hate it for awhile, but damn it's just too catchy. I have to sing and dance to it every time I hear it.
  • dranet 2012/08/13 16:08:05
    Yes
    dranet
    Only music snobs could think that catchy music will go out of style. As long as there are 10 year old girls, catchy music will be popular. And there's nothing at all wrong with that.
  • gmellor1978 2012/08/13 15:30:16
    Yes
    gmellor1978
    +2
    Catchy music will always be king of the charts but charts are irrelevant when it comes to the quality of music. These songs are just more accessible to a wider variety of people because they are more generic and unoffensive to people's tastes. Plus, the industry likes to push dumb, repetitive beat music that won't make the youngsters think about things too much other than going out, sex, drinking, narcissism, dysfunctional relationships and the weekend. I don't mind Carly's song, it's okay when it comes on the radio but I wouldn't buy it.
  • Jesus Freak and proud of it 2012/08/13 15:29:25
    Yes
    Jesus Freak and proud of it
    People still listen to it. But I think that the catchiness of the song wasn't the only contributing factor for this, considering the US Swim Team got millions of hits for the parody they did of it.


    as a huge swimming fan this was awesome to me and even made the song slightly tolerable lol.
  • john doe 2012/08/13 15:27:19
    No
    john doe
    +1
    I wish it wasn't anyways. All pop music nowadays is slapped together by some suit and tie then marketed to the masses. Many bands nowadays are told who their members are, what to sing, how to dress, how to dance, etc. Music has been turned into a product with no substance.

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