Over the past couple of days, one video more than any other has taken over the North East. That video, featuring a local musical act called May Arcade has steadily grown to a massive 915k views on the girls’ Youtube account thanks to a blend of genuine musical talent and a comic tilt on the slightly stalkerish pop song.

The videos rise from nowhere has already seen the girls interviewed on local radio, as well as appearing on Australian TV and live in front of a 10,000 or so audience at the Newcastle Race For Life on Sunday. But that’s all by-the-by, as it’s the video itself, and May Arcade’s version of the song that really deserves the focus.

So without further ado, here it is…

Very funny stuff, and you can expect to hear more from the May Arcade girls in the coming days and weeks as the video gets bigger. I’d suggest some more Geordie covers, like Owl City’s “Proper Class Time” (Good Time) or Rita Ora’s “How We Dee”.

At some point Carly Rae Jepsen has got to be thinking that she should have haggled some sort of covers rights into her contract for the song, given that it’s now probably got a shout for being the most covered and parodied song of all time.

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This article was first posted on September 3, 2012