5 Mindless Song Lyrics We’ve Let Artists Get Away With (Until Now)

Carly Rae Jepsen All too often we have the catchiest tunes whirling between our ears while being oblivious to the fact that we€™re humming along to lyrical bitch-slaps. Here are some varied examples which slipped through the net€

5. Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe

Canadian pop princess Carly is the only winner of Canadian Idol who€™s managed any kind of global success, however the song which catapulted her into the limelight and features on the playlists of local nightclubs riddled with underage alco-pop slurpers doesn€™t actually make much sense: €œBefore you came into my life I missed you so bad, and you should know that, I missed you so, so bad€ - Come on Carly, I thought you€™d only just met€and it was crazy€and then you gave away your number?!... Oh well, at least the nonsensical lyrics didn€™t deter the success of the track, which reached number 1 in 19 countries as well as gaining over 400 million views on YouTube. Although it has been pointed out that Call Me Maybe€™s success was given a massive popularity boost after Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez tweeted about the song on their personal profiles, and almost instantly Carly gained international stardom. And as expected they€™re endless hilarious parodies of the 2012 hit, the most famous being of some US Troops lip syncing and dancing while using props from their Afghanistan base. Well, they do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Rosie is a Music Journalist from Newcastle upon Tyne, with a huge passion for live music. When she's not attending gigs she loves to star gaze, drink pints of tea and play the viola.