MinisterofDOOM wrote:The song isn't even catchy. I don't understand why it exploded like it did. There are tons of terrible songs that got popular because they're catchy (I know because most of them are still stuck in my head). This one's simply terrible. Not catchy. Barely has a beat, which is about all modern "pop" can manage anyway.
It's super, super catchy. A very danceable beat in common 4/4 time with declarative vocals, drag-and-drop strings, and a theme that revolves around dating and infatuation. It takes all the cliches of modern Western music and crams them into 3 minutes, making it highly accessible.
Note that it's also 120 bpm, about perfect for dancing.
If Hershey branched out from candy and made music, this is what they'd create. Feels good, has an addictive quality, and gives you diabetes.
It's still not catchy. I say this precisely because it's not stuck in my head right now. I have songs that have been stuck in my head for decades. This one doesn't stick for even a few minutes. Not catchy. It might be simple, basic, and have all those ingredients. But unlike thousands of other bad pop songs, this one does not stick with me. Thus: not catchy.
I've got songs from terrible musicals stuck in my head.
I've got songs from 8-bit videogames stuck in my head.
I've gotsongs from CDs I owned in junior high school stuck in my head.
I've got songs my mom listened to on soft rock radio in the '80s stuck in my head.
I've got songs kids at work listen to stuck in my head.
I do not have Call me Maybe stuck in my head.
It is not catchy.
I am glad.