Music video: Carly Rae Jepsen - I really like you


With the ridiculous success of "Call me maybe", the term 'One hit wonder' was thrown around Carly Rae Jepsen like rice at a wedding. It's understandable given that none of her follow up singles managed to touch the level of success that "Call me maybe" had reached, but it may have been a little unfair to think than any other song of hers could.

After some time off, Carly Rae is back, and from the sounds of things she has another hit on her hands. Of "Call me maybe" proportions? Nope. But enough to secure herself a career which involves releasing music and not simply living off of the royalties of her 2011 smash - although she will / is doing so regardless.

"I really like you" is features a chorus which features the words 'really' so many times that it will drill itself into your cerebral and take up residence there for the next few months, leaving no room for anything Carly Rae Jepsen releases for another 3 years. With Taylor Swift having gone all 80s big beat with her album 1989, Carly is bound to draw comparisons to the Pennsylvanian pop star; despite everybody and their mother jumping on the 80s pop bandwagon post 2005.

The video to the song unfortunately doesn't do the song a great justice. As lovable as Tom Hanks (usually) is, he did not seem into this video. I couldn't help but stare at his face, which seemed about as expression reflexive as Mickey Rourke's. Tom Hanky Boo-Boo has clearly been shot in the face with Botox. But this video speaks a lot about Carly Rae, that she was absolutely okay with not appearing in the video until the end, and even then she's swarmed by popular Viners, extras and Justin Bieber. Pretty much anything that can draw the attention away from her.

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