Carly Rae Jepsen releases I Really Like You: Hear the Call Me Maybe singer’s first single in three years.

Carly Rae Jepsen Achieves the Impossible, Makes a Song Catchier Than “Call Me Maybe”

Carly Rae Jepsen Achieves the Impossible, Makes a Song Catchier Than “Call Me Maybe”

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March 1 2015 4:02 PM

Carly Rae Jepsen Returns With a Song That Is Somehow More Catchy Than “Call Me Maybe”

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Carly Rae Jepsen.

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It’s been three years since Carly Rae Jepsen colonized the pop charts—and the Internet, and America, and the hearts of everyone alive—with “Call Me Maybe,” her soaring ode to meet-cute romance. But for those who thought Jepsen had abandoned her mission to craft the poppiest of pop songs, fear not: Her new single, “I Really Like You,” is 3½ minutes of unflinching bubblegum glee.

By my count, Jepsen says “really” 67 times in this song, and every iteration is insanely catchy. If you are into nuanced lyricism, this is not for you; if you are into ’80s pop and sky-high choruses, this is your new favorite song.

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter