Thursday, January 17, 2013

Call Me Maybe Revisited

OK, I know that everyone is sick and tired of the penultimate pop tune of 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." Mindless lyrics, a horribly catchy hook -- the perfect 10 of commercial music.  Can we stand to hear even one more time: 

Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But here's my number,
So call me, maybe?

But, bear with me on this.  Here is Carly Rae herself singing with Jimmy Fallon backed up by his house band, The Roots.  And playing only instruments you could find in an elementary school classroom.  At least everyone seems to be having a good time.

Carly Rae Jepsen - vocals, triangle
Jimmy Fallon - wood block, tambourine, bass drum
Questlove - washboard stick, kazoo, recorder
Tuba Gooding Jr. - kazoo, recorder
Frank Knuckles - bongos
Captain Kirk - ukulele
James Poyser - melodica
Mark Kelley - toy xylophone
Black Thought - tambourine


James R said...

I must be listening to all the wrong…er, right stations. I got half way through before I realized it wasn't Kevin, Ren√©e, Peter and the rest of us at Peter & Lisa's Christmas party.

Big Myk said...

I think that that's the whole point.

The cleverness of the thing would be more apparent to you if you were familiar with the original astoundingly overproduced song with massive synthesized strings bursting in at the chorus.

This production also reminded me of Harvey songfests. But I considered that a positive thing.

James R said...

Absolutely. The reference is all on the "having fun" side.