An earworm called “Call Me Maybe” has swept the United States over the past couple of months (major points to Gawker for TOTALLY calling it). The song is, pretty much, the definition of the perfect pop song and its success proves it. Carly Rae Jepsen, the singer of this ballad, is nearly ten years older than fellow Canadian Justin Bieber, but the Biebs spotted her first.
Anyways, the song is pretty awesome and has spurred an unending supply of parody/lip sync/ weird cover versions. Here are the five best.
1) Bieber and Believers: Justin Bieber and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, apparently had a pretty wild night with some fellow tween stars. They capped it off with this amazing, low quality cover that prompted everything else to be done.
2) Katy Perry: In what has to be the oddest collection of friends ever, Katy Perry sings (and provides hilarious commentary) to the infectious song. Look out for Zooey Deschanel too (apparently she’s famous?).
3) Violin Cover: Don’t know why, but this is kind of fun.
4) Harvard Baseball and Every Other Sports Team Ever: This video now has around 1/8 of the total views of the real video. A bunch of guys from the Harvard baseball team were clearly bored, and prompted EVERY SPORTS TEAM IN THE COUNTRY to record one of these videos.
5) Staples Center Crew: I flag this one because it’s the perfect use of social media to raise awareness of your brand. It’s something fun for the staff that utilizes something everyone is talking about. Oh, and cheerleaders, if that’s your thing.
A winning recipe for launching a pop music career? Apparently, getting a bunch of the biggest tween stars in the world to dance in the silliest way possible to the perfect pop song is a good way to go.
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Alfredo Flores, Ashley Tisdale, the guys from Big Time Rush (?) and other huge tween stars somehow came together (after what seemed to be a fun evening) and recorded this low budget lip sync to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”
There is an official music video, but it has 19 million views fewer than the tween sensations’ YouTube inspiration.
It is pretty much pop gold. You can pretend to hate it, but you’re pretending.
It seems like every male teen star will undoubtedly have some sort of paternity lawsuit at some point, and Justin Bieber‘s has already arrived. 20-year-old Californian Mariah Yeater alleges she took Bieber’s virginity after a Los Angeles concert just over a year ago and that the encounter resulted in her three-month-old child, Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater.
The alleged encounter occurred on October 25, 2010. Thirty-six weeks and two days later, on July 6 of this year, Yeater gave birth to a baby boy.
If it happened, the encounter didn’t sound very romantic. According to her lawsuit, a security guard told Yeater that the singer wanted to meet her. They quickly began kissing and Bieber suggested they find somewhere more private. That ended up being a bathroom where Bieber insisted on having sex without a condom, since it was his first time and he wanted to “feel everything.” Apparently, the tryst lasted around 30 seconds.
“So Im [sic] going to ignore the rumours…and focus on what is real an opportunity to help by doing what i love. Judge me on the music! Love yall!” Bieber tweeted this morning.
His rep told Radar: “While we haven’t yet seen the lawsuit, it’s sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims. We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations.”
Earlier this year, the religious Bieber told Rolling Stone “‘I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.”
A court date has been set for December 15. Ironically, under California law, if Yeater’s suit is proven true, she could face statutory rape charges (Bieber was only 16 when the encounter occurred; she was 19).
It was the kiss on national TV heard round the world. Pop teen idol Justin Bieber won the award for top new artist and gave his girlfriend Selena Gomez a kiss before hitting the stage.
“It’s crazy that I’m surrounded by so many amazing people. I want to thank my fans again,” he said.
When I saw this, I wanted to cry. I actually like some of Rascal Flatts music. Talk about selling out. Maybe this is the worst song ever.
“That Should Be Me”— Justin Bieber ft. Rascal Flatts