Song of the Day #2,422: ‘I Really Like You’ – Carly Rae Jepsen

carly_rae_jepsen_really_like_youMTV stopped showing music videos years ago in favor of reality TV, but thanks to YouTube the art form is very much alive.

In fact, for marketing purposes, music videos are sometimes more important than the songs they feature.

Take Carly Rae Jepsen’s new single, ‘I Really Like You.’ The song is nowhere near as catchy as her smash ‘Call Me Maybe,’ and on its own could have fallen with a thud and relegated her to one-hit wonder status.

Instead, thanks to a video featuring a very game Tom Hanks, the song has become a viral smash, with 5 million views and counting on YouTube as I write this.

Jepsen has people sharing her song in droves not because it’s any good but because its video is pretty great. The song doesn’t really matter.

Decades ago video killed the radio star… now it’s saving her.

[Verse 1]
I really wanna stop
But I just gotta taste for it
I feel like I could fly with the ball on the moon
So honey hold my hand you like making me wait for it
I feel I could die walking up to the room, oh yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
Late night watching television
But how we get in this position?
It’s way too soon, I know this isn’t love
But I need to tell you something

[Chorus]
I really really really really really really like you
And I want you, do you want me, do you want me, too?
I really really really really really really like you
And I want you, do you want me, do you want me, too?

Oh, did I say too much?
I’m so in my head
When we’re out of touch
I really really really really really really like you
And I want you, do you want me, do you want me, too?

[Verse 2]
It’s like everything you say is a sweet revelation
All I wanna do is get into your head
Yeah we could stay alone, you and me, and this temptation
Sipping on your lips, hanging on by thread, baby

[Pre-Chorus] + [Chorus]

[Bridge]
Who gave you eyes like that?
Said you could keep them
I don’t know how to act
The way I should be leaving
I’m running out of time
Going out of my mind
I need to tell you something
Yeah, I need to tell you something

[Chorus]

[Outro]
I really really really really really really like you
And I want you, do you want me, do you want me, too?
I really really really really really really like you
And I want you, do you want me, do you want me, too?

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5 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,422: ‘I Really Like You’ – Carly Rae Jepsen

  1. Dana says:

    Our kids turned us on to this video last week, presumably while it was in the process of going viral, causing my wife to immediately post on facebook how much she really, really, really, really, really, really likes Tom Hanks. And really, who doesn’t?

    By the way, I really don’t understand why there is no longer a true video music channel on TV. It seems to me that, given the continued interest now showing on the Internet, such a channel would be well received. Then again, as more and more youngins are cutting the cord, maybe a conventional channel no longer makes sense.

  2. Amy says:

    I disagree that this song isn’t catchy. After watching the video a good 4 or 5 times, I found myself liking –and singing — the song more and more. Just as delightful as the video is Jepsen’s story about how she originally met Hanks – at her manager’s wedding (he, apparently, is a longtime friend of the Hanks’ family, providing the “ahhhh” light bulb to how this connection was ever made in the first place). She mistakenly feared Tom was about to kill a dragonfly that had gotten stuck inside the reception tent, when, of course, he was actually in the process of freeing it. ;). Anyway… Cute story, fun, sharp song and delightful video!

  3. Clay says:

    But would the song have grown on you if not for the video?

    • Maddie says:

      I also think this song is really catchy, probably more so than “Call Me Maybe.” Obviously it is hard to say how much of an influence the video had on this, but I was hooked on it from the start. It didn’t need time to grow on me like “Call Me Maybe” did, and hopefully it will not follow the same fate and be overplayed to death

  4. pegclifton says:

    I enjoyed watching this video thanks to my grandchildren and loved it! Don’t think the song itself did much for me though; it was really the video and Tom Hanks and of course NYC 🙂

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