“Call Me Maybe” is the No. 1 song in the country. This means almost everyone‘s familiar with it, including those who you’d really prefer to be unfamiliar with it–people like sleazy YouTube pickup artists. For all of you fortunate enough to have no idea what those are, they’re generally-creepy guys who go around approaching a bunch of random women with canned lines, regurgitated scripts and intentions ranging from sex to lulz to belt-notching, use the magic of Final Cut Pro to edit out all the times that didn’t work, set it all to beat-up-the-beat intro music and post it on YouTube for untold misguided hundreds. Everyone else just gets to fall into a Internet k-hole that ends in five showers, despair and trips to Google to research how much a full-time bodyguard costs. (Or, as BuzzFeed put it, “I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.)
The only surprise is that it took this long for Our Girl Carly Rae’s song to be appropriated that way, although maybe the fact that the song goes here’s my number, not give me your number while facing the camera so I can post this on the Internet, dissuaded them. Couldn’t you at least play a snippet of the track, guys? Try a Spotify serenade? Go home?
Anyway. Why are we posting this? As a public service. If you ever run into this in the real world, please re-enact this video, or perhaps this scene or this musical moment. Or if you are considering this, reconsider. Don’t ask us; we’ll never tell, we’re not looking for this, you’re in our way, et cetera and done.
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