Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” Attracts Bieber Fever

With the help of Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jensen's "Call Me Maybe" has become a sensation, and co-writer Tavish Crowe couldn't be more thrilled

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Jensen’s latest single has become a bonafied hit

With Justin Bieber’s help, “Call Me Maybe” has become an international hit

As it rockets its way up the iTunes chart, “Call Me Maybe”, Carly Rae Jepsen’s infectious pop radio single seems to have taken on a life of its own.

With none other than Justin Bieber proclaiming that he and girlfriend Selena Gomez loved the song (further demonstrated by a fun video spoof that’s racked up over six million YouTube views in just over a week), it clearly serves as further validation that the tune is indeed destined for pop supremacy.

Co-written by Jepsen, band-mate Tavish Crowe and Marianas Trench frontman Josh Ramsay, “Call Me Maybe” has already achieved Double Platinum status in Canada and become a trending topic on Twitter. The hit shows no signs of slowing down.

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Tavish Crowe, who co-wrote “Call Me Maybe”, is thrilled with the song’s
 booming popularity

The 21-year-old Crowe tells me the origin of the tune.

“It started off as a song that Carly and I wrote together,” he says. “It was very much a folk song that we would commonly revisit with an acoustic guitar and some spare time. We made a little demo of the song using the microphone on a Mac book.

“Josh heard the demo and added his magical sense of pop. I am a big fan of Carly’s voice and writing and Josh’s production and writing and the fact that I got to collaborate with the two of them made the song a hit in my mind.”

It’s not uncommon in the music business for something unexpected in one’s musical repertoire to exceed expectations and eventually go on to become a chart-topper. “Call Me Maybe” would appear to be another in that seemingly endless list.

“I took into account the success Carly had with “Tug of War”, “Bucket” and “Sour Candy” and could only hope that “Call Me Maybe would go over as well,” says Crowe.

“When I heard that they were going to push the song as single, I never would have expected this”.
Add in the ‘Bieber’ factor, and voila!

Justin Bieber Gives “Call Me Maybe” His Blessing

“The Bieber factor is super cool,” concedes the self-confessed music nerd, “I can’t tell you how thankful I am that he heard the song.

“Justin Bieber and his team/family have been so good to ‘Call Me Maybe’. I’ve never met him but from what I have seen he is an outstanding person.
He has tweeted about paying it forward and how thankful he is and he does a lot of good.”

For Crowe, the entire experience has been a dream come true.

“I had no idea we had a hit on our hands and now the song is climbing international charts . . . pinch me.”