'Call Me Maybe' Doesn't Translate To Real Life For Carly Rae Jepsen
. (Radio.com) Before she was letting you know how much she really, really, really likes you, Carly Rae Jepsen was wondering if you'd call her, maybe? But when she initially wrote that song, the one that would become a global GRAMMY-nominated sensation, she didn't give the title's pick up line potential any thought.
"I will say, the entire time that song was out and about in the abyss, when it was at its height I was dating somebody, I was a taken woman," she admits to Radio.com while sitting down in our studio. "So I never really thought I'm going to actually have to ask for someone's number or somebody's going to have to ask for my number again. I always thought that this part of my life is done. Great, easy."
However, once she was newly single and that song was still kicking around, she realized just how easy it is to quote her own song when asking for someone's number.
"I remember having an epiphany one time after I'd run into a guy and we'd had a great connection and he kind of walked me to the car and he sort of paused and I sort of paused and realized, 'Hey, how does one ask for someone's number?'" Jepsen says laughing. "How do I be like, 'Hey, so, should we exchange numbers?' I don't know. It's like so cliche to say that because of my song. I screwed myself over."
Jepsen did later run into that same guy, who came up to her and asked her how someone asks for her number. She only had one response: "I don't know." Even now Jepsen says, "It's super awkward. It's hard not to do it in a joke." Read more here.
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