Carly Rae Jepsen celebrates 10th anniversary of her million-selling smash Call Me Maybe

Carly Rae Jepsen's viral smash Call Me Maybe is one of the UK's best-selling singles of all time.

Prepare to feel old: Carly Rae Jepsen is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her worldwide smash Call Me Maybe.

First released in September 2011, the track went on to hit Number 1 in 18 countries, including her native Canada and America's Billboard Hot 100.

On the UK's Official Singles Chart, Call Me Maybe spent four weeks at top and ranks as one of the best-selling singles of all time, with 1.37 million pure sales. It's total UK chart sales to date stand at 2.15 million, including 94 million streams.

Carly Rae Jepsen presented with her Official Number 1 Award by Radio 1's Official Chart host at the time, Reggie Yates.

The track is one of the early examples of a viral internet hit, taking off globally after artists including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Katy Perry posted videos of themselves dancing and lip-synching to it. 

Many critics also labeled Call Me Maybe as the "new perfect pop song" for its undeniably catchy hook, and finished on several high profile Best Songs Of 2021 lists including Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. 

Carly celebrated the anniversary by sharing a story of her early days as a recording artist, when she released her early single Tug Of War and was working as a waitress.

"Mostly I want to say thank you for all the joyous videos, silly dances, and wild nights together in different countries!" she said. "You have opened my world and my heart with this adventure of a song and I could not be more grateful to you all."

Sharing in how old the song's 10th anniversary is making us feel, Carly also posted three 'future, present and past' artworks for the track.

One final throwback, watch Carly Rae Jepsen celebrate Call Me Maybe hitting Number 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart below: 

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Anthony Rogers


Can't believe this was 10 years ago